Steve, I understand where you are coming from, but I have to disagree. There are many aspects of this image that can grab your interest, sure there isn't ONE CoI, but then who says an image has to have just one. Think about it, in this one image you have:Steve S said:Jees, I hope I'm not going to come off sounding all negative and stuff here, that's not my intention, 'cause I do love the feel of the shot, the rain, the grain the B&W conversion. However what doesn't work for me here is that fact that you really can't see the child's face, mostly just the back of his head, or the gent's holding him up either. Now, if you knew who they were, it'd be a keeper snapshot for sure, but for the average stranger viewing the shot, well there isn't much of a COI (Center of Interest) to keep their interest here. Do you or anyone else see my point here? Maybe it's just me, but I've never much cared for shots of the back of ppl's heads. :redface:
First off I really like the pic, like others have said the shutter speed really creates the mood.shudderbug2 said:...guess what camera was used?
That is the nice thing of the D2X it can give you this in digital. It gives more film like grain on higher iso's and on hi-1 and hi-2 it gives real noise. So shoot with a D2X on iso 400 and underexpose a bit so then let the camera pull up the exposure. Or use the curve from dpreview from andrew.... (rade...) something i don't know the exact name i can dig up the curve somewhere if there is a need for your d2x. I used it for some time but it needs -1 to -2 in expose setting. It created sometimes these kind of grain. So then you only have to post process to black and white and give little bit sharpening and you are one happy digital user with filmy grain.shudderbug2 said:I want this look in digital.
Shot with a good old film camera with ISO400 B/W film.
I just hope that someone can come up with post to duplicate this kind of look and grain. The character that it adds to a shot is just unreal.
I could have cloned out some stuff and fixed some imperfections in post processing after a scan but chose to leave it unretouched.
This thread has really had some good feedback.