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Re: Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W

Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:40 pm

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Hi Matt, I do like both your images so far and will be following your 52 with interest. I did a 52 a while back and really enjoyed it but did find some pressure some weeks and at times thought I would not make it but I did so good luck with yours. Will you be shooting Black and white in camera or will you convert later, the reason I ask is I did B/W for many yrs and still tend to see all my work in black and white in the viewfinder even though I shoot mainly color now. I still like working in black and white and I often produce them, looking forward to seeing what is to come - enjoy!

Paul
Thank you, Paul. I appreciate your response and look forward to reading your comments as I move along. I use a Leica M Monochrom 246 (bought 3rd hand on eBay) which records only luminance so there is no need to convert. My goal this year is to strengthen my bw photos, especially by improving my use of gradients, and to learn the basics of PS. The other pM-ers have been very encouraging and helpful, patient and directive, inspiring and awesome. I have found a home here. Matt

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#52-24: Piano Strings
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:07 pm

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Matt's Project 52: A Year in BW

#52-24: Piano Strings
A welcome addition! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:18 pm

St3v3M wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:07 pm
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Matt's Project 52: A Year in BW

#52-24: Piano Strings
A welcome addition! S-
Thank you Steve. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:23 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:40 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:40 pm
pah43 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Hi Matt, I do like both your images so far and will be following your 52 with interest. I did a 52 a while back and really enjoyed it but did find some pressure some weeks and at times thought I would not make it but I did so good luck with yours. Will you be shooting Black and white in camera or will you convert later, the reason I ask is I did B/W for many yrs and still tend to see all my work in black and white in the viewfinder even though I shoot mainly color now. I still like working in black and white and I often produce them, looking forward to seeing what is to come - enjoy!

Paul
Thank you, Paul. I appreciate your response and look forward to reading your comments as I move along. I use a Leica M Monochrom 246 (bought 3rd hand on eBay) which records only luminance so there is no need to convert. My goal this year is to strengthen my bw photos, especially by improving my use of gradients, and to learn the basics of PS. The other pM-ers have been very encouraging and helpful, patient and directive, inspiring and awesome. I have found a home here. Matt

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#52-24: Piano Strings

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#52-25: Two keys
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Post by St3v3M » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:53 am

Matt Quinn wrote:
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#52-25: Two keyspM Exports--2.jpg
The processing works well with this image! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:11 pm

St3v3M wrote:
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#52-25: Two keyspM Exports--2.jpg
The processing works well with this image! S-
Thanks, Steve. Stay warm. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:28 pm

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Thank you, Paul. I appreciate your response and look forward to reading your comments as I move along. I use a Leica M Monochrom 246 (bought 3rd hand on eBay) which records only luminance so there is no need to convert. My goal this year is to strengthen my bw photos, especially by improving my use of gradients, and to learn the basics of PS. The other pM-ers have been very encouraging and helpful, patient and directive, inspiring and awesome. I have found a home here. Matt

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#52-24: Piano Strings

Piano strngs-.jpg
Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W

#52-25: Two keyspM Exports--2.jpg
Matt's Project 52: A Year in BW

#52-26: Forgotten treasures from my dresser drawer

Been cabined today; winter storm. So, I decided to get ahead of myself because I suspect I will eventually get behind.

The watch, I believe, was bought by my late brother in England; the tag has "American" written on it. The coin is from the 1890s; liberty head, the size of a nickel. No idea what the key is to; the Salem cross is from Salem, MA, bought at the Salem Cross Inn where I proposed to my wife, a treasure true and unforgotten.

Matt
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Post by rmalarz » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:49 pm

Matt, you're off to a very good start. Keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to watching this project.
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Post by St3v3M » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:57 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:28 pm
Matt's Project 52: A Year in BW

#52-26: Forgotten treasures from my dresser drawer

Been cabined today; winter storm. So, I decided to get ahead of myself because I suspect I will eventually get behind.

The watch, I believe, was bought by my late brother in England; the tag has "American" written on it. The coin is from the 1890s; liberty head, the size of a nickel. No idea what the key is to; the Salem cross is from Salem, MA, bought at the Salem Cross Inn where I proposed to my wife, a treasure true and unforgotten.

Matt

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Wow, I like this and love the story, always the story! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:10 pm

St3v3M wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:28 pm
Matt's Project 52: A Year in BW

#52-26: Forgotten treasures from my dresser drawer

Been cabined today; winter storm. So, I decided to get ahead of myself because I suspect I will eventually get behind.

The watch, I believe, was bought by my late brother in England; the tag has "American" written on it. The coin is from the 1890s; liberty head, the size of a nickel. No idea what the key is to; the Salem cross is from Salem, MA, bought at the Salem Cross Inn where I proposed to my wife, a treasure true and unforgotten.

Matt

pM Exports--4.jpg
Wow, I like this and love the story, always the story! S-
Steve, Thanks. When I speak to students at an annual awards banquet -- another story for another time -- I always tell a very short story. Here's a recent one:

"A photograph is a story. About a story. The more it tells you, the less you know. (Diane Arbus)

"We grow old and we realize there are no answers. Just stories. (Garrison Keeler, Prairie Home Companion.)

"Take pictures."

Matt
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