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All black on all white

All black on all white
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Copyright: Karo Kendimian (yerevantsi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 80 N: 171] (859)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-02
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment, Experimental
Camera: Canon PowerShot A60
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-04-19 5:24
Viewed: 2355
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well-well, TrekLens buddies, I missed you all!

I'm back with a few ideas and pictures. If you'd like to drop me a line that'll help me enormously.

I took this picture while attending a formal party.
The idea came in a second and I had a short while to realize it.
I may reuse this idea for another photo.

An overhead halogen lamp.

1. Removed the fifth pair of shoes ;) You may see it in the WS version. To me, these four look more balanced with the composition.
2. Turned it to B/W by adding an Adjustment Layer of Channel mixer: (+85,+80,+85)
This step took the tiles' texture and the light's reflection out of the concentration and simplified the picture overall.
3. Turned it to sepia by adding an adj-lyr of Photo Filter (Red, 40%, Preserve Luminosity)
4. Resize then, USM (160, 1.2p, 3thr)
5. Framed

I am posting the original if someone would like to repeat the Post Processing or suggest something else.

Again, any comments are greatly appreciated.
Thank you all!


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Hello Garo !
At last ... you are back !!!
Original composition ... makes me think of a checkmate.
Well done.

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  • Carma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 461 W: 121 N: 299] (4996)
  • [2005-04-19 6:51]

Very dinamyc photo, so good composed and so interesting. View on the shoes is so nice on this white floor. I like your work very much...bravo!

HI Garo,
Great idea well performed.

Hello Garo,
great shot, great compo! Lynchish :)
Everybody has shining shoose, it is a formal party :)
Very well senn!

If it wasn't for the jagged edges where the shoes meet the white floor, I would have not guessed this was PP work. Very nicely done. Good composition. JP

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  • gaby Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 0 N: 87] (1403)
  • [2005-04-19 10:48]

Hi Garo,
a great idea and a nice realisation -

Very original composition and great use of B&W. Thanks for sharing something different!

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  • Maru Gold Star Critiquer [C: 471 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-20 7:35]

Hello Garo,
I like very much the pp work you did here, changing the mood to an absolute graphic composition, with this B&W that is very well balanced.
It's interesting that the shadows are like transparencies instead of full dark.. !!
Impressive shot that in a way shows how humanity is full of uniformity in this modern era.

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  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2005-04-20 21:01]

Good idea.. There are a lot of girls outthere who would look at your feet and check out what you are wearing. I like the black and white. Nice combination and the squares are great combo. Thanks


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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2005-04-21 11:28]

Hey!!! You have started to post...and you do it while i'm away so iahve no chanse in being the first to give you a comment ;-) It is great to see you back again. Sometimes i get ideal like this in a flash as well. take a pictre to remeber the concept and then think of maybe doing it again, with propper palnning. Hm...so far i have never really re doen one hehe. And i have to say, this is in no need of redoing either. This is a really cool shot. Great concept. Check mate...i good likness for this. This is really neat.

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  • Gand Gold Star Critiquer [C: 355 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-16 14:28]
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Others tell you everything, but I just want to add....
I like this full of lines compositions.
Duotone is very good choice.

I just dont like subject so....
Just a joke :-)


great and amasing compo, Well done.

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