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ridzuan 03-30-2009 10:03 PM

Black & White (Part III)
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I dig into my archive of colored images, but some looked flat and muted but converting to monochrome uplift some of them. I would like to share 2 of the images here...

1) A misty lake
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2) A medieval cityscape
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Thank you so much for your viewing :)

BumbleBee 03-30-2009 10:11 PM

#1 get my votes. Very emo feel. I like..........

noruazumi 03-30-2009 10:47 PM

Wow! #1 is just excellent. #2 is HDR B&W? Great stuffs, ridzuan... as always.

EddieWong 03-31-2009 01:23 AM

wow...i love photo no1

JonathanOSY 03-31-2009 02:01 AM

i love both! both also got their feeling ^^ nice!!!

iwhizz 03-31-2009 02:30 AM

wah,, like haunted lake:) very nice pic mr ridzuan :)

Thanks for sharing

ridzuan 03-31-2009 08:17 AM


Originally Posted by BumbleBee (Post 272302)
#1 get my votes. Very emo feel. I like..........

thanks BB, it started with a square crop but ended in panoramic


Originally Posted by noruazumi (Post 272320)
Wow! #1 is just excellent. #2 is HDR B&W? Great stuffs, ridzuan... as always.

zumi, thanks, Yes #2 has an HDR treatment to enhance the details


Originally Posted by EddieWong (Post 272380)
wow...i love photo no1

thanks eddie


Originally Posted by JonathanOSY (Post 272393)
i love both! both also got their feeling ^^ nice!!!

ya ya.. when in colour, no feel one


Originally Posted by iwhizz (Post 272401)
wah,, like haunted lake:) very nice pic mr ridzuan :)
Thanks for sharing

iwhizz, luckily its daytime. I wonder how it will turn out when its dark :)

azlankhan 03-31-2009 08:25 AM

Wow.... so nice bro....

I feel so calm when look at the 1st picture...

Nicely done... :redface:

nghonyuen 03-31-2009 11:29 AM

yeah, #1 easily bring out the wow effect ...

ridzuan 03-31-2009 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by azlankhan (Post 272431)
Wow.... so nice bro....

I feel so calm when look at the 1st picture...

Nicely done... :redface:


Originally Posted by nghonyuen (Post 272530)
yeah, #1 easily bring out the wow effect ...

Thanks AK & nghy
sometimes when we capture an image, its wow, and when whe PP, its wowweee..

capix 03-31-2009 07:52 PM

and for me is just a WOOOWWWEEEEWUUUUU... WUUUU for the compositions... :D

ridzuan 03-31-2009 08:04 PM

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Capix, ha ha it sounded more like an ambulance then. :D
This is what I meant :

a) Original colored image from the camera. its dull and muted but the ingredients of the wow is there

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b) After B&W conversion and panoramic cropping (and then came along the ambulance..heh)

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capix 03-31-2009 08:47 PM

wow thanks ridzuan for sharing... amazed on how you treats those blown highlight... nice PP and the tones looks so calm :D...

I want to try also to my landscape later :D


EdwinTan 04-01-2009 10:36 AM

both is nice!!!!!!! *faint*

speechless....your picture is always always always the best!!! i'm totally stunned

shinest83 04-04-2009 11:04 AM

my vote for no.1 pic... :0

behhl 04-08-2009 09:52 PM

#1 gets the thumbs up! Shoot man, where was that taken?

Marie Cato 06-11-2009 05:52 PM

Black White Underwater Photos
The 'medieval cityscape' is pretty nice :), i like it! And i happened to see these 1938 underwater photography by Bruce Mozertom a few days ago, which brought me very magic feeling, share with you guys here...

dmk 06-12-2009 08:57 PM

well done dude.... great photos.

ridzuan 06-13-2009 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by behhl (Post 277442)
Shoot man, where was that taken?

it was in Suisse

Marie Cato / dmk
thank you man

Here's another two B&W that's in my flickr; captured last wednesday @ Teluk Bahang. There are many of these structures along the perimeter coast of Penang that i enjoyed very much imagining & composing

3) Mood of the sea

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4) doink.. doink.. bloop

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Have a nice weekend :cool:

behhl 06-17-2009 10:23 AM

More goodness! :party1:

lordmint 06-17-2009 12:48 PM

Oh my.. #3 and #4 awesome!
Great work Ridzuan, as always :D

nivek 06-17-2009 01:22 PM

stunning photos :worship:

J.S.Ng 06-17-2009 01:49 PM

no 1 ... 2 nice also ... but i still like 1 best

ridzuan 06-17-2009 09:57 PM

Thank you all, if everyday is a saturday I am sure there would be more opportunities. First time meeting Garlic last sunday over 2 rolls of 120film.. every step he moves, every step he takes, I will follow. he is a walking library, man! terribly awesome ;)

xELEVENx 06-19-2009 12:02 AM

#1 is cool :)

izham 06-22-2009 01:36 PM

hazy photos were always best in B&W isn't it?

seanchew 06-22-2009 01:44 PM

No 1 really stood out!

SooHK 06-22-2009 10:03 PM

no 1 very the lovely...

ridzuan 01-03-2010 06:04 PM

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Updating this part III of the B&W's, this afternoon i chanced upon an archived image and processed it with HSL grayscale controls in Camera Raw which essentially followed a book "B&W: Pipeline". The author Ted Dillard provides numerous tips on B&W processing. I have a go...and it was quite interesting

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A scene of the Mosque of Straits of Malacca when night falls

Garlic 01-03-2010 06:10 PM

Uncle R :),

The mosque lighting is exceptional, but the foto was betrayed by the foreground :(
maybe a crop ?

ridzuan 01-03-2010 06:33 PM

actually i have already cropped, and I made the foreground darker as it was rather unsightly with the original exposure. Well, I guess you are right to crop a little more :)

photogenie 02-01-2010 11:46 PM

Very nice b & w series.

ridzuan 05-01-2010 11:52 AM

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my recent trip to Jakarta provided some glimpse of the olden day Batavia scenes. I found out there are many photographers over there totting many types of camera and making me not an alien :)

6) Hitching a ride on a tiny sampan to access the old habour of Jakarta, called Sunda Kelapa. There are many wooden boats or rather ships which ply the many islands within the Indonesian archipelago
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7) Corn Seller in the Fatahillah Square, near the old city of Jakarta
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nicole 05-01-2010 04:34 PM

I love all your photos. Hmm... Is there any tips you can give to capture square composition? Might want to try it out some day.

ridzuan 05-01-2010 06:18 PM

thanks nicole for the appreciation. While most of my photos are square, but there are also quite a numbers in 4x5 crops like pics 6 & 7 above synonymous to medium formats. I really do not have a hard-and-fast rule, but most shots are captured with wide angle lenses of 24mm and below. One of the tips is to fill the foreground subject rather large to get that overwhelming effect. An analogy is something like Clint Eastwood's gun barrel exactly infront of your lens :)

Sometimes for a square format, you can simply ignore the rule of third, and they work good as well. In my next posting below is a sample image that i think flaunt the rule. Keep trying and I am sure you will find that square or almost-square works for you.

ridzuan 05-01-2010 06:35 PM

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This is what I meant :)

8) The strobe of a night jetty in square
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have a good weekend, and I am going to the cinema for IronMan 2 :run_away:

Garlic 05-02-2010 12:15 AM

Uncle R back with a vengeance !

Ah Batavia, that is where I would like to go to shoot, so anymore oldies left to remind us of her days as the great trading port of the Far East ?

Hmmm square format that reminds me of the Hasselblad or Rolleiflex :D:D

mujib 05-02-2010 01:19 AM

oh great!
uncle R is back!
u always have a very nice pict :D

Garlic 05-02-2010 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by mujib (Post 379101)
oh great!
uncle R is back!
u always have a very nice pict :D

Do you know what is bunga wali :?:?

ridzuan 05-02-2010 08:59 PM

Uncle G,
You make me wonder as the name appears on the ship i posted. I wiki and found out that Bunga Wali apparently is not the name of a flower but a type of martial arts of silat originating from Java. At least I learnt something today ;)

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