An old b&w favorite from my Canon days...

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Hmm, it feels weird to show one of my old Canon photos here ;) Another forum I visit asked for favorite b&w's and I dug up this one....my all-time favorite. Until recently it was the background on my computer screen, and I have a framed copy in my living room. Anyway, since I shared it there, I thought I'd share it here, too.

This was taken 3 years ago with my *#$%* Canon G1 (not a favorite camera!), on the last day of a wonderful vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It's one of those photos that, despite its technical flaws, holds a special place in my heart. Thanks for looking!

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It's a very nice picture, the only thing you should have done, would have been to get the full shadow of the peoples, but I like the way the picture is divided in third's, the land, the water and the sky.
 
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I love to see kids and water....and the use of B&W here just makes it much better. Nicely done. (horizon is a bit crooked, but who cares. still a sweet shot of a little girl and her daddy, right?).
 
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Sommer,

Very nice. I'm partial to this kind of picture.

Leigh,

If you straighten the horizon the figures will be leaning pretty far to the right. Kind of a mystery?

John
 
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Nice image Sommer. I feel it could be improved by cutting off the left 1/3 of the image as well as some of the bald sky and straightening the horizon. Putting the people off center (by cropping the left 1/3) creates a little tension in the image where it is fairly static right now. Try it with a piece of paper and see if you don't like it even better. The interest in the photo is all in the right 2/3.
 
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Thanks for the comments, all! I don't understand what's going on with the horizon. I printed another 8x10 of it recently, and the horizon is just a hair crooked...nothing even close to the way it appears here. I guess it's a result of the resizing, but I don't know enough about that end of it to say for sure. Printed out though, it's an even better picture than it appears here :)
 
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