Taken on 4X5 Agfa Ansco large format camera of WWII vintage with a 135mm f5.6 Wollensak lens. Shot on Tri-X under tungsten lighting at 1/30 sec. at f16. I sepia toned the bottom photo for effect.
Does it?I would lose the ring. It has the same sparkle as the eyes and draws attention away from the face
Certainly not argumentative!Just to illustrate not everyone observes an image in the same way
I see what you're saying about the ring. I purposely composed the picture that way. The girl and I were classmates in high school - and the ring is her high school ring. If I were smarter, I suppose I would have taken 2 pictures - one with and one without the ring.Certainly not argumentative!
Funny, the finger ring in the second image was the first thing I saw, and once I saw it- that was all I could look at.
Most things about art are just opinions. I really like to hear the different opinions on my own work. I often learn, and I sometimes ignore. But always interesting to hear how others look at our images. In shows, I often have people point things out in my images that I never ever saw.
Tri-X really dominated a picture in 35mm the grain was so prominent. For 35mm I pretty much used Plus-X Pan in the old days and was very pleased with that. In large format, the speed of Tri-X was a real benefit, and of course, the grain wasn't an issue at 4X5 and larger.I love tri-x film.
I hate tri-x film.
Shot with it for probably 20years-only 35mm. It was all I could afford. It does have a certain "look" that digital can not emulate. Nicely done here.
I actually got interested in photography because of tri-x grain.Tri-X really dominated a picture in 35mm the grain was so prominent.