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Partners in crime

Partners in crime
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Copyright: Frank De Cock (Dingo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-09-19
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L IS USM, @ ISO 200, B+W Circular Polarizer MRC
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): ArtByFoto, My photos >= 30 and < 40 points Part II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-19 14:06
Viewed: 3347
Points: 39
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
or should that be "partners in misdemeanour" ? I'm not sure if it's allowed to fish in the Kielpark pond...

Anyway, I was taking a stroll this afternoon and noticed these guys trying to catch some fish. I don't think they got very lucky though...

I'm reading a book by John Beardsworth, "Advanced Digital Black & White Photography". A relevation for me... in general, I prefer colour photos over b&w. But I admit that sometimes b&w does look better than colour.

So you can compare, I include the colour version here.

Tech talk

I converted the colour raw photo to black & white with Canon's Raw Image Task, then transferred the file to CS3.

Adjustment layers for levels and curves.

Slight crop.

Downsized for tl and framed with some home cooked PS actions and signed.

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To janneman: Weeral een moeilijke ...Dingo 1 09-29 11:39
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Some like it Hot, Frank.
Ik ga ook voor full colour.!
Maar dat neemt niet weg dat ik ook een goede BW kan waarderen.
Jammer dat hij in zijn hempie zit, beetje gebleekt gewassen ?
Groeten van Jan

Howdy Frank!
Very funny scene. Good POV. Original composition.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2008-09-19 18:39]

Hello Frank!
Interesting black and white transfer.The mood imo is stronger in b&w.The composition is nice.TFS

Hoi Frank,
Prachtige plaat! Hier kun je inderdaad een mooi verhaal bij verzinnen. Je titel is dan ook goed bedacht! Technisch ook fijn, hoewel het witte hemd van de linker jongen wat OE is. Niettemin een perfecte compositie!

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2008-09-20 2:13]

Hi Frank, I do like your Black and White photo here... it works really well on this photo.. it kinda looks like its been taken back in time..(you know in the good old days, :-)...1960 something!)..beautiful sunny day, two guys fishing, no worries, all good fun..the sun just kept shining, and life just ticked along rather nicely... thats what I feel when I look at this photo. :-)

Nice crop too Frank.

Cheers my friend

Most unusual for you Frank and the conversion well carried out. Nicely composed, good tones and fine detail in teh foreground grasses,

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-09-20 14:19]

When I first joined TL I was not a huge fan of b&w, however I have grown to appreciate them much more! This is very well done, and I do prefer the b&w to the color version. A nice mood, and a comical title. TFS

Fantastic image. Great tones. We all waiting to get something - fish. BR Joerg

Hello Frank
Great composition and capture.Wonderful B&W.
Have a nice WE.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-09-21 3:14]

Hi Frank

An amusing title. But what crime? Oh, I see: 'Misdemeanour' Superb sharpness & tonal range, in this outstanding b&w image, and well composed, with a good high pov. Tfs!

Hi dear Frank ,
Very nice B/W shot.
Great composition and excellent light.
Weel done..
Kind regards

  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-09-21 7:06]

Dear Frank
Beautiful capture
Have a great Sunday
Friendly Greetings

Hi Frank,

Dawn's "no worries" describes your picture well.
Nice and relaxing sunny atmosphere, OE op zijn hemd maakt mij niet uit, het is dan overduidelijk een zonnige dag.
Soms is het wel mooi om B&W te gebruiken, leuk voor de afwisseling ook. En als je heel artistiek, of heel tijdloos iets wil neerzetten werkt het ook prima.


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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-09-21 13:18]

Hi Frank,
Well B&W certainly keeps your mind on the subject that image is attempting to portray and seems pretty effective to me when I compare the WS to the posting.
Good work, at least they got some sun if not any fish, and I hear that's what it's about most of the time anyway. ;)

Weeral een moeilijke ...
Mijn keuze is zeker de Z/W-versie !
Zou er precies meer contrast insteken
( dat is de balk in m'n eigen oog niet zien )
"tegenhouden en doordrukken " zie blz 27, 55 71, 73, 90,
92-101, 117, 124, 143, 162-163 en 179
Je compositie spreekt me niet zo aan : zo nog een afgesneden biezeke vegetatie.
POV : zak eens lekker ( meer ) door ?
Inderdaad je stond bovenaan een helling.

TFS Frank

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-09-23 0:29]

een warme weertje en een duo
aan een ideaal plekje .
Mooie B/W

Hallo Frank,
Idee, titel en zwartwitbewerking werken goed voor mij. Ook de door iemand aangehaalde overbelichting in de witte T-shirt stoort me hier niet.
Alleen heb ik, net als Jan(neman), een probleempje met de compositie. De tegenstelde oever hoefde er écht niet op. Je ziet er te weinig van en dat stoort IMO. Ofwel had je meer moeten tonen (mocht dat al mogelijk zijn geweest), ofwel maar beter niets.
En zoals steeds: just my opinion, feel free to (dis)agree ;o).
TFS & groetjes,

Joeps Frank
Fijn om het in zwart wit te posten. Ik had een beetje van de linker kant afgeknipt om wat meer evenwicht te geven. Fijne compo.
Chinese groenten

The composition of all of your shots is terrific Frank. Again here, perfect placement of the two - and I like how your use of space emphasises how closely they're sitting together, it adds the 'awww' factor to the shot - which is that invaluable intangible!

I always go fishing with my brother too!Impressive B&W image with leisurely and carefree mood!Good POV!


Your title makes me smile Frank , it tells the little story behind the scene , tech wise it's as good as it can be : the placement of your fishermen is great and i appreciate the thin band of grass at the top , sure puts the size of the pond in the know : it's pretty small ! No reason not to shoot in B&W, versus the color one in the WS ,i prefer this one if you want to know,, lol,

A good composition and the picture definately has more impact as a b&w shot than as colour - the fishermen definately stand out more from the water.
Thanks for sharing

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-03-01 6:34]

simplicity can be very effective! such a simple photo with nice tones and Beautifully captured and composed!

tfs Frank

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