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The Ringsmith B&W

The Ringsmith B&W
Copyright ©2005, Jens Birch
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Here is a black and white version of The Ringsmith

Same image - different impression!

Cheers, Jens.
Photographer: Jens Birch
Folder: Jens' - Man and Her Activity
Uploaded: 30-Sep-2005 08:31 CEST
Current Rating: 9.00/2
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal length: 200 (400mm)
Lens: Zuiko ED 50-200/2.8-3.5
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 200
White balance:
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Conversion to greyscale, then sharpening, contrast, and colour balance of selected parts.
Image resized to: 675x900

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Well spotted


You wrote:
> Everything is grey, except his eyes, they still are bleu, that?s the beauty of this photo I think.

Actually, I play a little trick with you (and all other viewers): The eyes are actually not blue at all, they are neutral grey. However, the rest of the picture (excluding the eyes) is slightly 'warmed' in order to not make the skin and hair look like metal on the screen.

So, it is an illusion that tey look blue.

Thanks for liking it that way!


Jens Birch at 15:08 CEST on 30-Sep-2005 [Reply]

Excellent detail

Very good portrait. Eyes are dead sharp as they should be. Makes a change from gorgeous women!

Dave Bennett at 20:04 CEST on 02-Oct-2005 [Reply]


amazing shot, very sharp, lots of details.

Igal Kerbes at 09:27 CET on 24-Nov-2005 [Reply]