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Sailboat in B&W

Anclote KeyAnclote Key Posts: 2,354 Officer
I'm sitting on the couch watching horse racing and saw this sailboat cruise by in the north Gulf Harbor's canal. So I grabbed my camera and snapped this pic. Too much mid-tone and not enough dark tones in my opinion, but thought it was worth sharing with you all anyway.


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The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t. –Patrick F. McManus

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  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Looks good to me.....

    tim
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    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
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  • Anclote KeyAnclote Key Posts: 2,354 Officer
    Thank You. It's pretty rare that the sailboats have the sail up in this channel, but this day the wind was blowing straight up it. Just reminds me how much I love boats and the ocean!
    The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t. –Patrick F. McManus
  • craw_daddycraw_daddy Posts: 224 Deckhand
    that's how sailors show off -proving their skill in tight quarters! Beautiful FL aquascape!
  • isla21isla21 Posts: 2,115 Officer
    I wish I had a view like that from my house. Nice shot
  • Anclote KeyAnclote Key Posts: 2,354 Officer
    So do I...It's my in-laws house. I like to pretend it's my vacation house. Here is another shot I took the other day on our way back from fishing.



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    The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t. –Patrick F. McManus
  • Blue ZoneBlue Zone Posts: 414 Officer
    I shoot mostly 35 in B&W and usually use a yellow filter to give it some punch. In this picture I used a red filter for more contrast, but maybe it was too much. I wonder what would happen if you used a yellow or red filter in digital and converted to B&W.

    Anclote, I like those frames; where did you find them?
  • Anclote KeyAnclote Key Posts: 2,354 Officer
    Nice photo! There is something about B&W that is just so unique to photography. I used to shoot film, but processing cost started to get out of hand so I just use mostly digital now. I use a program called Picasa to get the frames around the pics. It's the museum matte selection. You can also use differnet color b&w filters on the same print to see what looks best. Give it a try you can download it from this link http://picasa.google.com/ Best part is the price $0.00.
    The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t. –Patrick F. McManus
  • Blue ZoneBlue Zone Posts: 414 Officer
    Hey, thanks for the tip. I've had all my stuff on Picasa for years and never found these frames. I have been putting single photos in a collage and making black borders; what a pain.
    I know what you mean about the expense of 35. I have been full circle with digital and went back to 35 a couple of years ago, mainly because I prefer B&W and it's always nice to have hard copies rather than data. The downside is that it doesn't transfer well without a decent scanner.
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Blue Zone wrote: »
    Hey, thanks for the tip. I've had all my stuff on Picasa for years and never found these frames. I have been putting single photos in a collage and making black borders; what a pain.
    I know what you mean about the expense of 35. I have been full circle with digital and went back to 35 a couple of years ago, mainly because I prefer B&W and it's always nice to have hard copies rather than data. The downside is that it doesn't transfer well without a decent scanner.

    yes film is much better for B&W, especially if you have your own dark room as i once did...
    i still have a 2 functioning 35mm, one is a good ol' pentax k1000 and a german edixa which is a family heirloom made in 1959...
    so i shoot my images on a dslr now and have been able to get close to film quality...

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    from one of our barrier islands...

    tim
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
  • Blue ZoneBlue Zone Posts: 414 Officer
    Hey Mac,
    Great photo and really nice contrast. BTW, do you know whether that is either an osprey or frigate nest?
    I finally noticed those new tabs on Picasa and used the frames, so thanks again.
    It's a good way to earmark "keepers" to move to an album later without going through the whole roll individually.
  • Anclote KeyAnclote Key Posts: 2,354 Officer
    Blue Zone wrote: »
    Hey Mac,
    Great photo and really nice contrast. BTW, do you know whether that is either an osprey or frigate nest?
    I finally noticed those new tabs on Picasa and used the frames, so thanks again.
    It's a good way to earmark "keepers" to move to an album later without going through the whole roll individually.

    I use those frames for the keepers too. My dad always told me one of the biggest differences between amature and professional photogs is that the pro trashes (dosen't use) many many many more photos for every 1 keeper that he gets.

    Another tool I like is the horizon leveler. I take a lot of photos from my boat and it's tought to get a level horizon sometimes.
    The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t. –Patrick F. McManus
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