Nice composition Joqi, Like how you have captured old tradition with the new.
Nige | Canon EOS 350D | Canon 18-55mm and Sigma 70-300mm Lenses
#2 Thu April 24, 2008 7:01pm
The over exposed highlights create strong contrast, which I've always admired. I think it produces a feeling of nostalgia not unlike a sepia toned photo. So, for me, a regular black & white photo would be a monochrome version of now, and have that immediacy of something going on as I view. Almost any other treatment of the BW photo, however, will remove the picture from my 'right now' brain and put it into 'thoughts of the past.'
This was one of five hurried shots as i jostled with other tourists battling to take the same image away with them. This was the only one iwanted to rescue and even this one was really flat and uninteresting and lighting conditions were sucjh that inevitably part of the image would be overexposed.Converting to B&W seemed the best option and with a bit of help from one of the duotone presets in PS I think the image is a lot punchier then the original and isn't dominated by the area of overexposure, which, as Chris says has become an essential part of the finished image....Thanks all for input....'There is no point pressing the shutter unless you are making some caustic comment on the incongruities of life. That is what photography is all about. It is the only reason for doing it.'......Philip Jones Griffiths
..did ye know jogi, that ye was a gifted "writer"? as well as the photographer? you really do have a wonderful way.."The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
High key work has its own merit and is ot the same as simple 'over exposure', the high key effect you have produced here Jogi IMHO is very pleasing, it is more often seen in portrait work, but seems to work well in this capture....nice work!
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams