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  #124 Monochrome (Gray Scale or Toned)
Entry 14 of 33
   
 
Private Library       ©2013 mrsawyer
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       14th place, 70 points
1/30s, f3.2, ISO 100, ?, Normal Program, Pattern, flash
 
Post-Processing: Adjusted in Adobe Camera Raw - saturation, exposure, clarity, vibrance, recovery, contrast, blacks
In PSE, burned areas, and cloned slight distraction. Resized
      Extra Info: This private library holds about 2,000 volumes. The owner is the subject of the photo. (Several book titles are readable in the photo. An interesting collection!)
 
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mrsawyer
Mar 11, 2013
    Thank you everyone for the comments/critiques!

This was a spur of the moment thing, and I was a bit concerned about having to use my pop-up flash or asking him to hold still for a long exposure, hand-held no less!
Made the best of it with the flash!

forkcandles
Mar 8, 2013
    and everyone of the books read and treasured.

Lo
Mar 8, 2013
    What an incredible library! The B&W treatment certainly brings out the variety of books and subjects here.

Mepo
Mar 8, 2013
    This shot has a great feel ti it, I'd like to just sit in and start reading. I think the figure needs more contrast and brightness to lift him forward. Love shots that keep me coming back to see more details and this is one of them. Composition is dead on too.

SpecialGuestJudge
Mar 8, 2013
    First Impression - 5/5
Contrast - 5/5
Composition - 4/5
Tone / Texture - 5/5

Great image, I particularly like the contrast between the white pages of the book and the black of the gentleman's jumper. I'm slightly confused as to the focal point. Is it the man or the books ?

sammybeckham
Mar 8, 2013
    "Stress Management"
Who needs it?
good mono entry

doto
Mar 8, 2013
    b&w a must here with so many different books, a good shot well converted and pleasing to the eye.

mrsawyer
Mar 7, 2013
    Thanks LaRee! I was quite surprised to learn from him that there is such a study as "suicidology". (And he has several books on the subject in the photo.)

Jade O.
Mar 7, 2013
    The flash casts a harshness which seems out of synch with the serenity of this contemplative scene. I really like the subject though - he looks quite handsome to me and I'm feeling I'd like to sit down and chat.

LaRee
Mar 7, 2013
    Oh I LOVE books. Reading is one of my very top favorite things to do. I like that the book titles are so clear. My eye is having fun wandering around the image reading the titles. Very good conversion to black and white. Nice work.
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