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Featured Port of Tacoma

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Minuteman3, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. A few shots from a recent visit to the Port of Tacoma - normally a very busy place, but much quieter on a Sunday afternoon!!

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    Thanks for looking!!

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  2. That second shot is awesome Ken, but then the entire set is pretty awesome in my opinion.
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  3. A wonderful b&w series, Ken!
    #3 is the most appealing scene to me.
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  4. Lovely shots, especially #2! That huge mountain at the end of the road is an amazing composition!


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  5. Lovely! In #1 I like the contrast between the sun side and shade side of the stacked containers. And #2 shows the grit, and the beauty, so well!
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  6. The lines and contrasts in #2 couldn't be more perfect! #3 has such a beautiful feel to it. I would maybe try cropping some off the bottom.
  7. nº1 and 3 for me, nº1 is and excellent composition and tones, 3 has a timeless feel.
    nº is nice too..but there are some halos around the masts, hope you take no offence. PRocessing artefact methinks
  8. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Very nice, this was nominated for feature, So I selected the second image! I do however agree about the halos, might want to revisit the post work or resizing for the web.
  9. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    That second shot is seriously awesome - love it!!
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  10. First, thanks so much for the feature!!

    As to the halos, there doesn't seem to be much I can do. This was processed in Silver eFex 2 and even using LR's B&W conversion I'm getting a lot of banding in the sky when I bring the contrast up. Probably should have shot in RAW!! Also, I was shooting in mid afternoon with a low winter sun that's just a bit off the right side of the frame which may be messing up the lighting a bit.

    I think I may go back to this locale, especially when I get my 70-200 back from service, and try this again. I think it may end up being a bit more dramatic with a longer tele lens ... and this time I'll shoot RAW!!

    Again, thanks for all the comments!!

  11. This is a great example why it's important to always shoot raw. You're at the right place at the right time, and have an awesome composition - then you lose all that information in the lossy jpeg compression...

    Still love the pictures though :) 

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