B&W Back Alley

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A few from my latest adventures through the shady back alleys of San Francisco. This was just outside of Chinatown, a relatively safe area. I think my next trip will be to the tenderloin district...wish me luck.

I've not posted many pictures on this site yet. My style is a lot different than what I've been seeing here. Most, if not all of you don't know me, or my style. I like the dark, rougher, moody look to my pictures, and often push the limits in post.

Love them, hate them...either way I just want to share. I'll try and post a few color pictures later.

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Thanks for looking,
Dave
 
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Dave,

I am into a completely different area of photography at the moment, but that doesn't mean that I don't enjoy and learn from those whose interests are different from mine (like these). The Cafe would be a pretty dry place if all we had was birdie shots :roll:

Nice pics BTW. Keep them coming!!

Frank
 
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Flew said:
Dave,

I am into a completely different area of photography at the moment, but that doesn't mean that I don't enjoy and learn from those whose interests are different from mine (like these). The Cafe would be a pretty dry place if all we had was birdie shots :roll:

Nice pics BTW. Keep them coming!!

Frank
Thanks Frank. As I get more and more comfortable with the forum, I'll be posting more pictures. :D

Dave
 
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obelix said:
Aye aye

Dave, your B&W conversion rocks.

FM? Or are you on your own now?
Thanks Anand.

I'm using my own technique now. It's a mix of Curves, Channel Mixer or Calculations.

Dave
 
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These are really cool, Dave. I like the 'edge' to the them. I live in the heart of Toronto so scenes like this are very common for me (my area was built in the 1860s) but as a woman, no taking pics like this at night time!! Not without a big dog with big teeth! Don't give a second thought to the fact that they might be different - these are great for mind expanders!
 
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dkapp said:
As I get more and more comfortable with the forum, I'll be posting more pictures. :DDave
Dave,

I hope you never have to worry about posting your pictures here. If it comes to that, we have failed. :?

Like someone's signature here said (sorry, I can't remember who's right now), quoting John Cleese from Monty Python, 'I may not know art, but I know what I like'. Please don't be shy. These are really good shots. Let us see more.... :wink:

Regards,

Frank
 
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I love your photos...you say they aren't like most of the posts around here....Hey, Variety is the spice of life....Keep them coming. I really enjoyed your post...
 
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Dave,

I enjoy your style. I feel the same when it comes to B&W pictures. In my opinion contrast plays a big role and one needs to push it to the limit to really bring the "correct" mood out. Excellent work !
 
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TOLady said:
These are really cool, Dave. I like the 'edge' to the them. I live in the heart of Toronto so scenes like this are very common for me (my area was built in the 1860s) but as a woman, no taking pics like this at night time!! Not without a big dog with big teeth! Don't give a second thought to the fact that they might be different - these are great for mind expanders!
Thanks Sandi.

I get very nervous when shooting in some of the areas of San Francisco. I had a close encounter with a crazy homeless person once, and that has shaken my confidence to say the least.

I really want to get to the Tenderloin for some pictures, but it is the worst part of the city. Not really safe in the day. I'm still trying to decide if I'm going there tomorrow or not.

Dave
 
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Leigh said:
I love your photos...you say they aren't like most of the posts around here....Hey, Variety is the spice of life....Keep them coming. I really enjoyed your post...
Thanks Leigh.

I'll try and post some color shots this evening if I can get out of doing the dishes :D

Dave
 
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Jay Luto said:
Dave,

I enjoy your style. I feel the same when it comes to B&W pictures. In my opinion contrast plays a big role and one needs to push it to the limit to really bring the "correct" mood out. Excellent work !
Thanks Jay! I think you and I are going to get along just fine :D

Dave
 
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PhotoDawg said:
WOW......cool shots Dave!! :) :) :) :) :) :)
Haha...Thanks Dawg. Everytime I see your name, I think of Randy Jackson from American Idol...Yo, Yo, Dog. Your did your thing dog.

Sorry...I don't get out much.

Dave
 
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dkapp said:
My style is a lot different than what I've been seeing here. Most, if not all of you don't know me, or my style. I like the dark, rougher, moody look to my pictures, and often push the limits in post.
Nothing wrong with that, I like them very much. I'm so obsessed with colors lately - your post is a good reminder of what B/W is able to express.
Thanks
 
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I dig these very good feel to them think your B&W conversion portrays the feeling you are trying to get across. Keep them coming different is just that different always looking for something new
 
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Harry S. said:
dkapp said:
My style is a lot different than what I've been seeing here. Most, if not all of you don't know me, or my style. I like the dark, rougher, moody look to my pictures, and often push the limits in post.
Nothing wrong with that, I like them very much. I'm so obsessed with colors lately - your post is a good reminder of what B/W is able to express.
Thanks
B&W is a lot of fun. There are so many ways to process a B&W, the possibilities are endless. Lots of creative freedom.

Dave
 

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