Featured houses and cottages in Munkzwalm

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Bart, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    A picturesque little village that can track its origins to well before the Roman time.
    The following constructions are obviously not that old :)

    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    4.
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    5.
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    6.
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    7.
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    8.
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    ending with this gate to nowhere

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  2. BrianDW

    BrianDW

    387
    May 14, 2014
    Portsmouth UK
    Beautiful crisp images again Bart. Would you mind sharing a little tech info?
     
  3. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    Thank you, Brian!
    Much appreciated!

    Information:
    1, 4 & 5 are taken with M9 and a Konica 35 mm f/2.0 lens (m39 mount).
    Processed in DxO Optics and Silver Efex.

    All the others are taken with Monochom and 50mm f/1.4 lens with an orange filter.
    Processed in Capture 1.

    Detailled Exif info is present in the images. Except for the aperture since there is no electronic coupling between lens and camera.
     
  4. davidw

    davidw

    752
    Mar 2, 2013
    Sydney
    Looks almost like Tri-x film.... like it ...thanks for sharing Bart.
     
  5. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    Really appreciated, David!
    Thank you!
     
  6. Bart, you really capture the charm of an area. The vines on the side of the building in #5 made me smile. Such an organic relationship with its surroundings. #8 made me surprisingly sad. I felt like this little stature has been left out of the party. But they say a great shot brings emotion!
     
  7. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Nice set of images showing the mood and spirit of the place. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    Thank you, Dossy and Wade!
    Greatly appreciated!
     
  9. merlin

    merlin

    Oct 12, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Lovely set with excellent comp and pp, as per usual! I like the sense of mystery in nos. 8 and 9,
     
  10. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    Really appreciated, Merlin!
    Thank you!
     
  11. bett

    bett

    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Great set Bart. #2 you nailed the balance between highlight and shadow. I can see all the detail in every brick in that interesting old building. Well done. #5 has me scratcin' my head though.... Every other photo is so well balanced, almost understated, which is how I love B&W. Then #5 - POW! Simply "over cooked" in my opinion. Would like to see it processed in the dreamy way you did 8 and 9...

    My opinion of course. Your photos, your call. Again great set and I do like the processing of #2.
     
  12. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    Thank you, Roger!
    Greatly appreciated!

    What can I say. I work towards the effect of an image as I "feel" it.
    This is of course a subjective process and I guess we don't see eye to eye on the house with the vines :)
    Which is perfectly alright and interesting in my view.
     
  13. bett

    bett

    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Absolutely. Hurrah for us who make our own art, and stand by it.

    I'll give it a day or two, then go back for another look. My head will most likely be in a different place and perhaps I'll see it differently...
     
  14. bett

    bett

    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Absolutely. Hurrah for us who create our own art, and stand by it.

    I'll take another look in a day or two. My head will most likely be in a different place, and perhaps I'll see.....
     
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  15. 73Z1

    73Z1

    Sep 15, 2008
    Sacramento
    IMHO your #1 image is close to flawless. Outstanding crop, vertical is vertical, it goes from soft gray foliage to ordered grayish fence door, with the structured and sharp B&W building in between. B&W tones cover the full gamut. DOF is excellent. Outstanding in-camera and processing efforts.
     
  16. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    Really appreciated, Mike!
    Thank you!
     
  17. DougB

    DougB

    320
    Jun 12, 2009
    Kingston, ON
    All great shots & processing but #1 just keeps "grabbing my eyes" every time I visit here. Simply gorgeous!!!
     
  18. Your images are interesting and educational. Love the tonal range on these shots and offer my congratulations on a job well done.
     
  19. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    Thank you, Doug and Gordon!
    Very much appreciated!
     
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