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Works quite well
It works, and it adds mystique. It's not immediately apparent that you're looking at fireworks.
In my opinion it works nice. Nice shot!
Actually, totally love it! Unexpected, but it works.
I think there is also some room for light coloring, a sort of understated hint of one or two colors here and there.
It works well, gives it a sort of abstract look.
Brent, it makes my brain wonder what the original colors are. Works to make me think, not sure I buy it to hang on my wall.
Doesn't work for me. Maybe if you had some more light on the tree line, but I still don't think it would be as good as color. One thing in favor of BW is that all the smoke doesn't detract from the shot as much as it would in a color version.
I think bw can work for fireworks – but since tonal variations are so important in bw it depends very much on the specific firework shot. Here I am not totally sold on this one. What works is the fact that you have one dominant bloom in the foreground.
I'd crop it tighter and love it as an abstract shot. As a fireworks shot it does not work for me.
I love B&W, but there are rare subjects that do not work (for my eyes). Fireworks is one of them…
I'll agree with +Melanie Kintz – but I'd probably do a square crop on this one. Definitely like it as an abstract…as a firework, not so much.
square crop sounds good.
+Thomas Pöhler +Melanie Kintz +Jo Garrett +Mark Bienvenu +Jim Moon +Andrew Warran +Patrick Metzdorf +Laura Mitchum +Roger Pehrsson +Ayoub Khote +Travis Modisette +Jessamy Goddard +Petra Vendelova
Thanks for the comments… both positive and negative…… +Ed Buziak I have to disagree with needing multiple bursts on a single frame to work… thou we all have opinions I have seen some great fireworks shot that do not have more than one burst…
Here are some other versions from this same shot…
For those that were interested…
Brent could I ask how you join critique circle? I know there was a post going around to join a group. I think I would prefer the colour version as I feel too much is lost in detail in b&w
+Aaron Yeoman I just added you to mine… Basically you need to do this:
Join and add people till your fingers drop off….
Here is the post about it:
sorry – i'm not feeling the love for this black and white fireworks. It seems to me that it ended up being just two colors – blank and white, and frightfully little grey inbetween.
+Rob Salzman Thanks… there is def a split on the love for the shot…
+Hope OHara I appreciate the honesty… thanks…