Something Different in B&W


Frogfish

Link Posted 15/09/2010 - 20:21
Coming back late yesterday from the World Expo, again - this time after playing tour guide and entertaining some Czech friends / clients of my wife's (and having some wonderful Czech food at the Czech Pavilion !) I spotted this couple coming down the opposite side of the escalator.

Poorly lit, no flash, 1,600 at 2.8 (43 Ltd) 1/200, and it was a very noisy shot. However I wasn't prepared to bin it as I liked the subject matter so much ! What do you think ? Does this work for anyone ?




http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0

pschlute

Link Posted 15/09/2010 - 23:31
I wonder if you have processed it too much ? I would love to see the original, even if it is a bit noisy. Subject matter is great.
Peter



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Frogfish

Link Posted 16/09/2010 - 08:26
Thank you for your comments Peter.

You may be right and I've over processed it a bit - her face was extremely noisy so I used Nik's Define to specifically adjust noise reduction for that aspect of the shot. On another forum someone suggested adding a bit of grain to remove the smoothness from her face (however many Chinese women do have remarkably smooth skin) !
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0
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