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Critique Smoke & Lead

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by TerribleTwins, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Taken at the Delaware state Trap shoot - OMD EM1 Mk2 40-150 F2.8

    not a usual subject for B&W.

    Main Gallery here:
    2018 Delaware State Trap shoot at PBSC - May

    C&C welcome

    1)
    p2958371148-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/4.5    1/4000s    ISO 3200


    2)
    p2958370753-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/4.5    1/4000s    ISO 1600


    3)
    p2958372099-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/5.0    1/4000s    ISO 3200


    4)
    p2958375319-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    110mm    f/4.5    1/3200s    ISO 2500


    5)
    p2958377415-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/4.5    1/3200s    ISO 2000


    6)
    p2958379222-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    110mm    f/4.0    1/3200s    ISO 2500


    7)
    p2958401425-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/4.5    1/3200s    ISO 1000


    8)
    p2958401291-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/4.5    1/3200s    ISO 1600
     
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  2. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    Beautiful iq and processing, David!
    The choice of your point of view works really well, especially in #1 & 7.
    I also like how you captured the ejecting cartridges.
     
  3. rick_reno

    rick_reno

    Dec 3, 2012
    N Idaho
    Great use of b&w. Really liked 1,2,5-7. That shotgun in 7 is sure different.
     
  4. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    I think B&W makes even stronger images....and I've always been a fan of your shooting shots! :D 
     
  5. You captured everything beautifully, except the noise, which you can just about SEE! Nicely done David.
     
  6. Bart _ thanks for the compliments..& just for you:) 


    1)
    p2958366557-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/4.5    1/4000s    ISO 1250


    2)
    p2958373891-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/4.5    1/3200s    ISO 2000

    3)
    p2958377948-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    125mm    f/4.5    1/3200s    ISO 4000



    4)
    p2958380696-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/5.0    1/4000s    ISO 1000
     
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  7. Hi Rick,
    It's a Kolar Trap special with a 34inch unsingle barrel
     
  8. Karen - Thanks - much appreciated..

    I prefer to think of that as grain:D 

    Noise is about the only disadvantage I have found with the micro4/3rds Olympus system compared to the full frame D4 that I used to own - could push the iso really high with that camera when coupled to the 70-200 f2.8 - but boy was that a heavy rig to walk around with all day.
     
  9. I was thinking about the noise of the shotgun, NOT photographic noise! Meant as a compliment for these shots being so detailed. And while you cannot hear the noise of the shotgun, you can see visual cues that there is indeed loud noise.
     
  10. Really nice shots, David, and perfect for b&w! Great catch on #3 in the second series!
     
  11. "I was thinking about the noise of the shotgun, NOT photographic noise!"

    My mistake - assumed noise meant photo - not sound:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: 

    Thanks for the compliments
     
  12. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009

    (y)
    Wonderfully captured!
     
  13. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    Wow, these are amazing
     
  14. Almost makes me want to go out and try it again...but it's been 35 years since I was into this :eek: .

    Certainly excellent photographs, but I'm a curmudgeon who prefers color.:D 
     
  15. crazy

    crazy

    Feb 5, 2009
    NC
    Great images, and great processing....well done!
     
  16. Really great series! I love the three you added of the cartridges, especially No. 2! Like the smoke trails from the gun and back behind the man's head.
     
  17. Excellent set , great processing David !
     
  18. just to please you, I'll commit heresy & post colour in the B&W section:D 

    1)
    p2958279003-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/5.0    1/4000s    ISO 3200


    2)
    p2958277524-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/4.5    1/4000s    ISO 3200


    3)
    p2958263958-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/4.5    1/4000s    ISO 800


    4)
    p2958292614-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/5.0    1/4000s    ISO 1000


    5)
    p2958319985-4.
    E-M1MarkII    ---    150mm    f/5.0    1/3200s    ISO 4000
     
  19. Thanks for the compliments - much appreciated.
     
  20. Your timing is impeccable, sweet.
     
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