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Austerby
12-15-2010, 14:45
Let's see your Caravaggios!

Bedoiun campfire stories (M8, ZM C-Sonnar ISO640)">
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5208/5264881042_9b79457e81.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidwatts/5264881042/)

healyzh
12-15-2010, 14:53
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2508/4172996073_e56bbd4776.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4172996073/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4257835493_70ba9a2742.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4257835493/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4287250958_632ea9f704.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4287250958/)

photony texas
12-15-2010, 15:20
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25693/U25693I1239124573.SEQ.0.jpg

Greyscale
12-15-2010, 15:40
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5049/5230451084_210a2954a6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/5230451084/)
R1-01829-0013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/5230451084/) by Greyscale3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/greyscale3/), on Flickr

Ducky
12-15-2010, 16:38
Cool idea, I had to look up both words (Chiaroscuro and Caravaggio) so I learned something as well as seeing some good photography.

paulfish4570
12-15-2010, 18:34
my caravaggios are in the vault but here is one of my photos:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/fish280/My%20best%20shots/best7.jpg

paulfish4570
12-15-2010, 18:38
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/fish280/June%20vacation%20Phoenix%20Pensacola/R1-6A-1.jpg

atlcruiser
12-15-2010, 18:42
Rob...man w/stick is great!

atlcruiser
12-15-2010, 18:45
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5265401316_479352bd7e_b.jpg

atlcruiser
12-15-2010, 18:48
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5205/5264800839_69cf9eeb8a_b.jpg

peterm1
12-15-2010, 19:48
Chiaroscuro - my favourite way of catching images.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3578/3569305173_8d6b2cd4bb_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3334/3560525721_6afcc80115_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2209/3534015953_a76fb25f39_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/2818978133_5ac3e0f779_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3860755969_3a5f637463_b.jpg

f16sunshine
12-15-2010, 20:00
Peter M
I always love to see your works. Your Post Processings are very much in a style I like. Cheers!

f16sunshine
12-15-2010, 20:03
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1170/5140404320_cefe2b0b1e_z.jpg

f16sunshine
12-15-2010, 20:04
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4111/5175457296_878dfa409b_z.jpg

f16sunshine
12-15-2010, 20:05
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5174859821_103dac1490_z.jpg

C_R
12-15-2010, 21:02
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5226840249_a4de5a30e1_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4111/5174499213_c1241f82ce_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4819213804_f6f3f54e69_z.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/
http://www.carstenranke.com

raydm6
12-15-2010, 23:19
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4419590154_5625c0ebd2_z.jpg?zz=1

jongcelebes
12-16-2010, 00:23
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4848886807_071e09a228.jpg

Jack Conrad
12-16-2010, 16:49
http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/888d6a60.jpg

Nando
12-16-2010, 16:56
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1367/5142801144_99428f3459_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fgsemedo/5142801144/)
Nuria with her mother Paula, Casa da Avů, Vila Boa (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fgsemedo/5142801144/) by ~ Nando ~ (http://www.flickr.com/people/fgsemedo/), on Flickr

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/5119005079_08c007c131_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fgsemedo/5119005079/)
An Excavated Torso, Museu de Conimbriga, Conimbriga (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fgsemedo/5119005079/) by ~ Nando ~ (http://www.flickr.com/people/fgsemedo/), on Flickr

Austerby
12-17-2010, 09:57
Hmm... lots of lovely photos but they're not all of them what I'd call Chiaroscuro, which Wikipedia defines as characterized by strong contrasts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrast_%28vision%29) between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for using contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects such as the human body.

Like this">
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5264272213_378d59da37.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidwatts/5264272213/)

Roger Hicks
12-17-2010, 11:12
For some more on definitions, plus a bit on why chiaroscuro as perceived by the eye can't aways be captured photographically, try: http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/ps%20chiaroscuro%201.html . To quote:

Chiaroscuro is borrowed from the Italian. It comes from two words, 'chiaro' (clear) and 'oscuro' (obscured), though it is normally (and very unsatisfactorily) translated as 'light and shadow'. It originated as a characteristic style of painting that relies on dramatic contrasts of light and shade. It evolved rapidly in the 17th century: Caravaggio (1573-1610) is normally held up as the first master to use it; Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) further developed the technique, and gave his name to the style when used in photography ('Rembrandt lighting'); and Wright of Derby (Joseph Wright, 1734-1797) arguably took it further than anyone else.

Cheers,

R.

malcD
12-17-2010, 11:25
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4711055269_9e6d538198_b.jpg

jbielikowski
12-17-2010, 15:37
Roger, fantastic read about chiaroscuro, thank you!

ottluuk
02-07-2011, 08:16
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2573950/inimesed_062.jpg

leica M2 fan
02-07-2011, 08:37
Paul, I was browsing here and saw this picture of a child in a high chair and without looking to see whose photo I said to myself That is Paul! I know it can't be but the resemblance is uncanny. Good photo too.

wray
02-07-2011, 11:07
http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af312/WRayHill/Boots2.jpg?t=1297109195

peterm1
02-07-2011, 11:56
The following might just qualify too although not quite as shadowy as some........................................

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3543/3534016169_910b4c610b_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3504/3711793327_52a9fc345b_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3653/3535823464_4eb94eb73a_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2438/3877697628_e14fbc3f86_o.jpg

surfer dude
02-08-2011, 02:16
http://photoeclipse.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v1/p690183297-5.jpg

peterm1
02-08-2011, 03:16
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/3127376209_9b3c87fe92_b.jpg

rbsinto
02-09-2011, 04:09
I'll play.
motorized Nikon F with eyelevel meterless DE-1 prism
Nikkor 180 2.8 ED AIS manual focus
Fuji 100 ISO colour slide

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/A_perfect_Saturday_afternoon_800.jpg

ThomasM
07-15-2012, 06:05
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7574552438_a5831efd0b_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/invertedimage/7574552438/)
I (http://www.flickr.com/photos/invertedimage/7574552438/) by InvertedImage (http://www.flickr.com/people/invertedimage/), on Flickr

Greyscale
09-24-2012, 15:17
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/8021258106_f95b1d4167_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/8021258106/)
048_4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyscale3/8021258106/) by Greyscale3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/greyscale3/), on Flickr

Jack Conrad
04-26-2014, 06:23
http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac358/jackconrad/DSC02725.jpg (http://s915.photobucket.com/user/jackconrad/media/DSC02725.jpg.html)

Ronald_H
04-26-2014, 07:28
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3348/3175855991_3a8f34564d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5QD6kM)The dark side of Laurence (https://flic.kr/p/5QD6kM) by Ronald_H (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

airfrogusmc
04-26-2014, 07:48
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1015804_zps4430c30e.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1013729_zpsd31be49b.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/L1010299_zps764b8223.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021527_zps7c9c51cd.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/airfrogusmc019/L1021525_zps378ac6a2.jpg

Hiyawaan
04-26-2014, 08:47
http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l601/A_Hiyawaan/Self-Portrait-jan-1-2009.jpg (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/A_Hiyawaan/media/Self-Portrait-jan-1-2009.jpg.html)

John E Earley
04-26-2014, 08:55
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l629/jacketch1/d35aec4c-739a-44ab-802c-ea30d8abe2b9.jpg (http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/jacketch1/media/d35aec4c-739a-44ab-802c-ea30d8abe2b9.jpg.html)

John E Earley
04-26-2014, 08:57
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l629/jacketch1/6bdbfa49-d100-4100-bed6-3056c9b1328d.jpg (http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/jacketch1/media/6bdbfa49-d100-4100-bed6-3056c9b1328d.jpg.html)

John E Earley
04-26-2014, 09:10
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l629/jacketch1/Public%20album/DSC_0009-1-1.jpg (http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/jacketch1/media/Public%20album/DSC_0009-1-1.jpg.html)

daveleo
04-26-2014, 09:15
http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l601/A_Hiyawaan/Self-Portrait-jan-1-2009.jpg (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/A_Hiyawaan/media/Self-Portrait-jan-1-2009.jpg.html)

I am enjoying all of these, and this one is outstanding !

lynnb
04-26-2014, 17:26
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1397998783.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1397486297.SEQ.2.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1395929544.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/med_U27021I1384004740.SEQ.0.jpg

peterm1
04-26-2014, 18:09
Random street photos with shadows

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/13942957542_ce087de178_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nf6ivG)Alla at rest (https://flic.kr/p/nf6ivG) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3696/9355947972_9ff67591d9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ffKFnN)Concentration x2 (https://flic.kr/p/ffKFnN) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/9055599011_80ce2d897d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eNdj6r)Through a glass darkly 10 (https://flic.kr/p/eNdj6r) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

jmilkins
04-27-2014, 00:50
my fav, posted in OM thread but qualifies here I guess.
Om4ti, multi spot metering, zuiko 85f2 wide open window light.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4098/5440866633_2be773e819_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9hMS6p)Don't chew Granny (https://flic.kr/p/9hMS6p) by transalper (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Shirley Creazzo
04-28-2014, 18:16
not sure this qualifies:http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48186/med_U48186I1377739249.SEQ.0.jpg

Pete B
05-05-2014, 13:41
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7259/13455604484_3e5ffce0a2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mv2uqL)Scan-140327-0003 (https://flic.kr/p/mv2uqL) by Mr Chombee 67 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Pete B
05-05-2014, 13:44
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2854/10515104015_ed74a2c984_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/h2bE5P)L1000415 (https://flic.kr/p/h2bE5P) by Mr Chombee 67 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

filmtwit
06-10-2014, 07:37
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/7049711385_71954d4bfa_z.jpg

Rodchenko
07-31-2014, 11:10
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3903/14609668377_4e438714e2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/og1nq6)Scan0044am (https://flic.kr/p/og1nq6) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

siracusa
07-31-2014, 11:23
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/med_U38968I1355737944.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/U38968I1357598073.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/U38968I1357775430.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/38968/med_U38968I1404936119.SEQ.1.jpg

charjohncarter
07-31-2014, 20:49
Taken by my father 1938:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2581/4089825827_a3ec79119d.jpg

Greyscale
08-01-2014, 07:15
iPhone 5c

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5569/14489354123_2b874502ba_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o5nJbp)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/o5nJbp) by Greyscale3 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

photony texas
08-02-2014, 15:21
JaZZ in the Light & Dark, Chiaroscuro style.

Any feedback on these photos and style is appreciated, I am thinking about a series of local jAzz musicians and feel this style may work well with the improvised music, high degree of talent these musicians have and the overall dark no longer smokey club atmosphere.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2928/14561920228_c8d39f06d0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/obMDy9)JaZZ Houston I (https://flic.kr/p/obMDy9) by phOtOny teXas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr


https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/14787863704_3b83db267b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/owKEFj)JaZZ Houston II (https://flic.kr/p/owKEFj) by phOtOny teXas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr


https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14603548719_552d211cbd_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oft1fK)JaZZ Houston III (https://flic.kr/p/oft1fK) by phOtOny teXas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5573/14789868152_929358341a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/owVWwL)JaZZ Houston IV (https://flic.kr/p/owVWwL) by phOtOny teXas (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

peterm1
08-02-2014, 16:40
I love shadows in photos of people to accent the main subject

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3876/14554221742_64fbfb8940_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ob7c4C)Pensive on the bus (https://flic.kr/p/ob7c4C) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Shadows can work with urban landscapes well too.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14399351317_198f6c3436_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nWqrtT)Structure, Colour 4 (https://flic.kr/p/nWqrtT) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5329/9586787377_0aca5ba9a5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fB9MTx)Sky blue (https://flic.kr/p/fB9MTx) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8538455373_c5e538d146_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/e1vPiP)Framed in shadow (https://flic.kr/p/e1vPiP) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

daveleo
08-03-2014, 02:36
JaZZ in the Light & Dark, Chiaroscuro style.

Any feedback on these photos and style is appreciated, I am thinking about a series of local jAzz musicians and feel this style may work well with the improvised music, high degree of talent these musicians have and the overall dark no longer smokey club atmosphere. .....................


I think the "look and feel" of these works very well with the Jazz theme.
The compositions here are outstanding !
I would not be afraid to allow (as you do) some very dark shadows.

Peter Wijninga
08-03-2014, 04:59
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7347/11551829175_3ac7b1b266_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iAN9mx)

Railway crossing at Tunari, Romania. Epson R-D1 - CV Nokton 1.2/35

John E Earley
08-03-2014, 08:01
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l629/jacketch1/ab9648ad-a08a-479d-a63d-513946d66ee5.jpg (http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/jacketch1/media/ab9648ad-a08a-479d-a63d-513946d66ee5.jpg.html)

srmulcahy
08-03-2014, 08:23
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/14582472424_451fca393c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/odAZ1m)
Three faces (https://flic.kr/p/odAZ1m) by Sean Mulcahy (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3776/13786843695_6a0e42d34c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n1ibiD)
Dog and shadow (https://flic.kr/p/n1ibiD) by Sean Mulcahy (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Andrea Taurisano
08-03-2014, 08:51
http://ilcimento.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/dec13012-6.jpg

chhayanat
08-03-2014, 10:48
Great thread! I find it one of the most challenging genre.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2940/14282534853_089f51dd56_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nL6J1V)06680005-1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nL6J1V) by chhayanat (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Taipei-metro
08-03-2014, 17:54
Taiwan

Taitung
City https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14792106192_11dcb39048_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ox8pPE)

canon dslr, tamron 24-70
taipeimetro

Taipei-metro
08-03-2014, 18:47
Taiwan

hotel flowers
Taipei https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14789981971_0c7f64a394_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/owWwna)

North Gate (1884),
Taipei https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3922/14793102355_078322a738_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oxdvWT)
taipeimetro

Dirk
09-30-2014, 21:11
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3888/15193808949_423e3b282a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p9Cf4g)Sunday Wonders (https://flic.kr/p/p9Cf4g) by FilmFlamMan (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

fireblade
09-30-2014, 22:39
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/intruder61/moodynoise.jpg (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/intruder61/media/moodynoise.jpg.html)

lynnb
09-30-2014, 23:03
http://ilcimento.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/dec13012-6.jpg

really like this one

john neal
09-30-2014, 23:08
I may have posted this one in another thread. Canon 50mm f1.4 wide open on the MM:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/957/med_U957I1411472623.SEQ.2.jpg

lynnb
09-30-2014, 23:11
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1407998989.SEQ.0.jpg

mfogiel
10-01-2014, 00:48
Bronica RF

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3851/15179503220_f4306b6fff_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15179503220/)
MF20141609 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15179503220/) by mfogiel (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

peterm1
10-01-2014, 01:08
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3930/15385891466_799693ba0a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/prAHuN)At the Botega (https://flic.kr/p/prAHuN) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15099090849_3341248aa2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p1fMEz)Guitar player (https://flic.kr/p/p1fMEz) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/13942957542_ce087de178_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nf6ivG)Alla at rest (https://flic.kr/p/nf6ivG) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

bobbyrab
10-01-2014, 01:35
Christening.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8093691769_1971dc000a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dkdhzP)christening (https://flic.kr/p/dkdhzP) by fatbobbyrab (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

yesaroos
10-01-2014, 01:49
Christening.
christening (https://flic.kr/p/dkdhzP) by fatbobbyrab (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

this.. Chiaroscuro :)

baffosRF
10-01-2014, 03:45
Shadows and lights

http://s1.postimg.org/nz0ycruxb/L1000958_r.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

photony texas
10-01-2014, 04:42
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3883/15120227271_25452623f7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p387MD)Young Light (https://flic.kr/p/p387MD) by phOtOny teXas (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

lawrence
10-01-2014, 10:49
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/776/U776I1412189242.SEQ.0.jpg

C Sonnar

Bingley
10-01-2014, 17:06
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4062/4357727780_81ae19a484_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4357727780/)
Working (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4357727780/) by bingley0522 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Bingley
10-01-2014, 17:08
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6897376443_7bcde08dca_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6897376443/)
Into Arcadia (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6897376443/) by bingley0522 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

peterm1
10-01-2014, 17:19
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/8994717434_2f2d2719ba_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eGQh85)Cafe Study 2 (https://flic.kr/p/eGQh85) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/15004657461_6e65e25621_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oRUMUH)Cafe Study 9 (https://flic.kr/p/oRUMUH) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/14320858026_7157f5f8f7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nPu9ah)Singing it (https://flic.kr/p/nPu9ah) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Peter_wrote:
10-02-2014, 02:45
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5074/13943261060_1b1b8d4765_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13943261060/)
Untitled (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13943261060/) von Der reduzierte Raum (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/) auf Flickr

f16sunshine
10-02-2014, 03:32
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/10148464603_6ba57995e0_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10148464603/)
Seriously (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10148464603/) by Adnan W (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

lynnb
10-03-2014, 06:16
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1355406586.SEQ.0.jpg

Bingley
10-03-2014, 06:31
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15211702970_122d620b6f_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15211702970/)
Spotlight (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15211702970/) by bingley0522 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

varchs
10-05-2014, 13:53
Awesome thread!
I had to research on the term...
it seems that one tip might be to meter for the highlights... more less as we do in slide film...
and let not that much of information on the dark areas...

Michael Da Re
10-05-2014, 15:49
http://38.media.tumblr.com/7fa8c445674e9ec8415189e32bab0495/tumblr_mo994pivmK1s2rriyo1_1280.jpg

peterm1
10-05-2014, 17:45
Awesome thread!
I had to research on the term...
it seems that one tip might be to meter for the highlights... more less as we do in slide film...
and let not that much of information on the dark areas...

That is pretty much correct - meter for highlights. Its all so easy today as most cameras have a spot metering option and of course if you are shooting digital you can instantly see what you are getting.

Also we should not forget that its not a sin to enhance shadows (i.e. in this case deepen them) in post processing. I am not ashamed to admit that I frequently add some vignette to my images as well. I am always of the view that the test of a good final image is not how sharp it is, or how well exposed, necessarily. The key thing is how it looks.

I always aim for "character" and "feel" in my images rather than technical perfection. That is what art is all about. I am also of the view that image making is partly what you capture and how you capture it. But its also about what you do with it afterwards in post processing. After all, even diamonds straight from the ground are still in the rough and need work to bring out their best qualities. :p

Some really fantastic images here incidentally. Well done all.

A few afterthoughts / late additions from me:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8561268914_e7483853bc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/e3wJYJ)Singing like he means it (https://flic.kr/p/e3wJYJ) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2879/13793595884_6ea4d68399_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n1TMuG)Counting pennies (https://flic.kr/p/n1TMuG) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I suppose this one qualifies although its more shadow and reflections than light. I love it anyway.........

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3764/9389581771_a9341cb16e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fiJ4wT)Layers in time and space (https://flic.kr/p/fiJ4wT) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3696/9355947972_9ff67591d9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ffKFnN)Concentration x2 (https://flic.kr/p/ffKFnN) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/8993526517_e0c05d37c0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eGJb72)Cafe Study 1 (https://flic.kr/p/eGJb72) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

varchs
10-06-2014, 04:40
Some more ideas from Roger & Frances (http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/ps%20chiaroscuro%201.html).
This makes it quite clear...
;-)

Peter Wijninga
10-06-2014, 05:46
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2321/1571118314_1f0fffddb3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/3oQoJN)

rhl-oregon
10-06-2014, 09:51
Dp2M
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/med_U45148I1410801487.SEQ.1.jpg


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/med_U45148I1407636133.SEQ.0.jpg


XE1 50 1.5 Sonnar
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/med_U45148I1407636081.SEQ.3.jpg


XE1 35 1.4
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/med_U45148I1359341236.SEQ.3.jpg


There's more than one way to understand and practice chiaroscuro (lots of roads lead to Rome, i.e.), but my preference is to start with darkness/shadows, and wring the most light from the least possible illumination to highlight the subject. With people, I want to show how the person is like a flickering candle, a personal flashlght in the impersonal darkness.

In Caravaggio and those he influenced, the illumination may come from a candle, a torch, a a high window (The Calling of Saint Matthew), or door flung open from a bright outdoors into a dim interior. Substitute a smartphone screen or overhead light in an Airbus overnight flight, you still have manifold possibilities for dramatizing the intersections of light and darkness in a person, a family, an intimate or ceremonial space.


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/med_U45148I1359341241.SEQ.4.jpg


GRD3 (evening light coming in from glass doors facing a river)
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/45148/med_U45148I1360556917.SEQ.0.jpg

varchs
10-06-2014, 12:36
Dp2M
XE1 50 1.5 Sonnar
XE1 35 1.4

There's more than one way to understand and practice chiaroscuro (lots of roads lead to Rome, i.e.), but my preference is to start with darkness/shadows, and wring the most light from the least possible illumination to highlight the subject. With people, I want to show how the person is like a flickering candle, a personal flashlght in the impersonal darkness.

In Caravaggio and those he influenced, the illumination may come from a candle, a torch, a a high window (The Calling of Saint Matthew), or door flung open from a bright outdoors into a dim interior. Substitute a smartphone screen or overhead light in an Airbus overnight flight, you still have manifold possibilities for dramatizing the intersections of light and darkness in a person, a family, an intimate or ceremonial space.

GRD3 (evening light coming in from glass doors facing a river)

great contemporary analogies!
interesting and inspiring thoughts!!! Thank you!

hidejoshi
11-05-2014, 22:46
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/39536/U39536I1415131514.SEQ.0.jpg
Landscape

KarlG
11-05-2014, 23:18
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15686405541_9020b0495e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pU9VRX)
Shadows and Lines (https://flic.kr/p/pU9VRX) by Karl Grenet (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

mfogiel
11-05-2014, 23:37
Contax 645

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7561/15682581182_ddb0151aa8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pTPk1J)MF20142701 (https://flic.kr/p/pTPk1J) by mfogiel (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

OurManInTangier
11-06-2014, 01:58
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/Chefs-break_zps8149f52a.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/OurManInTangiers/media/Chefs-break_zps8149f52a.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/Greek-girl-on-steps_zps81c78cb2.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/OurManInTangiers/media/Greek-girl-on-steps_zps81c78cb2.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/Headless-shopping_zps44878a8e.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/OurManInTangiers/media/Headless-shopping_zps44878a8e.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/15_zps8acc82d7.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/OurManInTangiers/media/15_zps8acc82d7.jpg.html)

Some great shots in this thread. Some oldies of mine.

OurManInTangier
11-06-2014, 02:18
Some more that were already in my PhotoBucket account and easy to upload.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/Hhhmm_zps00c6c926.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/OurManInTangiers/media/Hhhmm_zps00c6c926.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/cloister_zpsf2b09bac.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/OurManInTangiers/media/cloister_zpsf2b09bac.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/Under-railbridge_zps8d7d951b.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/OurManInTangiers/media/Under-railbridge_zps8d7d951b.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/Chairs_zpseca0c91c.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/OurManInTangiers/media/Chairs_zpseca0c91c.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/Mister-Willis-behind-bars_zps9f77a080.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/OurManInTangiers/media/Mister-Willis-behind-bars_zps9f77a080.jpg.html)

Rodchenko
11-06-2014, 02:23
There's this atmospheric one by my partner:
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8600/15683729132_a7003bbf73_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pTVdfY)DSCF2699e (https://flic.kr/p/pTVdfY) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

lynnb
11-06-2014, 03:06
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/Greek-girl-on-steps_zps81c78cb2.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/OurManInTangiers/media/Greek-girl-on-steps_zps81c78cb2.jpg.html)

Some great shots in this thread. Some oldies of mine.

love this shot of the Greek girl on the stairs, Simon. One of my all time favourites of yours.

OurManInTangier
11-06-2014, 03:29
Thanks Lynn. Taken in the summer of 1996 whilst bumming around Greece after leaving college. My old and much loved Minolta XG1 (if I remember the model designation correctly! )

Making me feel far older than I am :D

daveleo
11-06-2014, 03:37
Simon, this one ...

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/Headless-shopping_zps44878a8e.jpg

is wicked cute !

(I spun through your website. Going back there now.)

lynnb
11-06-2014, 04:49
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15539600240_7c0443cc7a_o.jpg
by lynnb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) on Flickr

OurManInTangier
11-06-2014, 23:13
Simon, this one ...

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll169/OurManInTangiers/Headless-shopping_zps44878a8e.jpg

is wicked cute !

(I spun through your website. Going back there now.)

Thanks Dave, really appreciate that.

OurManInTangier
11-06-2014, 23:16
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15539600240_7c0443cc7a_o.jpg
by lynnb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) on Flickr

Now where does this idea that cats are smug creatures come from?:D
Although, a sunny spot on a comfy bed, in a warm home whilst being groomed and pampered is probably enough to give any of us a similar expression

lynnb
11-07-2014, 00:17
I call it "le chat-oscuro" :)

micromontenegro
11-07-2014, 02:53
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7205850412_c595cacaeb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bYKShd)L1000033 (https://flic.kr/p/bYKShd) by Santiago Montenegro (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/12699104194_05c6e7aae7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kmbefj)Verano2013 240 (https://flic.kr/p/kmbefj) by Santiago Montenegro (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

daveleo
11-07-2014, 04:07
http://www.davesjournal.net/Pictures/Euro2012/Paris/webP1070031SF.jpg

varchs
11-20-2014, 03:06
100870

Maya Mauve & Nini sunbathing

Gabriel M.A.
11-20-2014, 08:30
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/13384399524_c04a315ddb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/moJxF3)
M8 + 35mm Summicron "pre-asph"

tomtofa
11-20-2014, 18:21
I hate how Flickr randomly changes photo IDs when republishing.
Here's one from the last page that I kind of like, but Flickr made 'unavailable'. So just to keep it in the thread:
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/15266575878_92703f3697_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pg4c8u)

peterm1
11-20-2014, 18:33
I hate how Flickr randomly changes photo IDs when republishing.
Here's one from the last page that I kind of like, but Flickr made 'unavailable'. So just to keep it in the thread:

A lovely shot.

peterm1
11-20-2014, 18:34
I turns out that Sony NEX cameras - especially the more recent models, even the less expensive versions are great at low light photography. This one was shot on an NEX F3 at ISO 3200. Needless to say I am happy with its technical performance. And I like the resulting image with the performer captured in the small amount of light available from her lecturn.


https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15099090849_3341248aa2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p1fMEz)Guitar player (https://flic.kr/p/p1fMEz) by yoyomaoz (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Dayrell bishop
12-07-2014, 11:47
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8637/15960753562_8b9b342112_b.jpg

filmtwit
02-12-2015, 09:44
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7502/15889305927_6ef408ed82_z.jpg

yesaroos
02-23-2015, 03:02
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8649/16596619296_e904d2882f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rhA1Gy)

Minolta AF-C
Mitsubishi MX 200 @ EI 400

micromontenegro
02-23-2015, 04:59
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5038/14245072874_f2704a3c0a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nGMHSJ)L1002132 (https://flic.kr/p/nGMHSJ) by Aguaitacaminos (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

micromontenegro
02-23-2015, 05:03
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/9347734768_e2ae72019a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ff2zSQ)Verano2013 347 (https://flic.kr/p/ff2zSQ) by Aguaitacaminos (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

micromontenegro
02-23-2015, 05:07
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3481/4037894785_a1ece2eafe_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/79PgrB)Paris2009001 (https://flic.kr/p/79PgrB) by Aguaitacaminos (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

rwintle
02-23-2015, 06:47
Pentax ME F, SMC Takumar 55/1.8, Ektar

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7561/15845916521_6cf8a0843e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q9fsVg)
Lights and Staircase, Knox College, Toronto (https://flic.kr/p/q9fsVg) by Richard Wintle (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Pentax ME F, Auto Chinon 50/1.9, Arista Premium 400

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7533/15501779149_fdf26cc157_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pBQESi)
Raynham Stables, Nobleton (https://flic.kr/p/pBQESi) by Richard Wintle (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

rwintle
03-02-2015, 05:34
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8678/16062029174_4fe459930d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qtm6Fu)
Stonework, Knox College, Toronto (https://flic.kr/p/qtm6Fu) by Richard Wintle (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

rodt16s
03-03-2015, 02:51
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8600/16059079344_66e74b9772_c.jpg

on Flickr (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8600/16059079344_66e74b9772_c.jpgFilm Noir by Redt16s, on Flickr)

alistair.o
03-03-2015, 03:51
on Flickr (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8600/16059079344_66e74b9772_c.jpgFilm Noir by Redt16s, on Flickr)

You could make a chap give up if you carry on with work as beautiful as this.

So lovely, if only I could come close.

rodt16s
03-03-2015, 04:09
You could make a chap give up if you carry on with work as beautiful as this.

So lovely, if only I could come close.


Thanks for the compliment

photony texas
04-16-2015, 14:42
Chiaroscuro-Caravaggio-Creepy

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8782/17169958072_f10bea7ccf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/safwkS)Judgement Day (https://flic.kr/p/safwkS) by phOtOny teXas (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

daveleo
04-16-2015, 15:21
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8600/16059079344_66e74b9772_c.jpg

on Flickr (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8600/16059079344_66e74b9772_c.jpgFilm Noir by Redt16s, on Flickr)


How did I miss this !

Fabulous piece of work !!

daveleo
04-16-2015, 15:23
Chiaroscuro-Caravaggio-Creepy

Judgement Day (https://flic.kr/p/safwkS) by phOtOny teXas (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Always love your stuff . . . here we have "the 3 C's" !!

photony texas
04-16-2015, 17:06
Always love your stuff . . . here we have "the 3 C's" !!
Thanks daVe, I have been channeling
Hieronymus Bosch :D

bucs
04-18-2015, 21:58
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5562/14629274428_e0082db5fd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ohJRBs)_DSF3191 (https://flic.kr/p/ohJRBs) by buuucs (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2910/14242239793_9869d166bd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nGxcGv)_DSF2431 (https://flic.kr/p/nGxcGv) by buuucs (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Dektol Dan
04-20-2015, 08:12
Means, 'light out of dark', and while 90% of the contributors nailed
in wonderfully, some folks just don't get it.

Traditionally, it is portrayed as complete darkness with faces lit by candlelight.

filmtwit
07-04-2015, 07:13
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8734/17015135599_0955f34108_z.jpg

filmtwit
09-20-2016, 17:56
a few more

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1627/26126488563_07b0d39106_c.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5732/22077294960_7fa4b99dd1_c.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1516/24779472342_355a8d3674_c.jpg

uhoh7
11-19-2016, 20:21
https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5529/25294927139_6f2ca70abb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Exe7zr)
M9 (https://flic.kr/p/Exe7zr) by unoh7 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

uhoh7
11-21-2016, 20:43
https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5752/31026512962_cd2d4ebc5a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PgGZmE)
DSC01113-8 (https://flic.kr/p/PgGZmE) by unoh7 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), RX1rii

peterm1
11-21-2016, 22:02
https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8415/30190002661_c785254e9a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MZMDZg)Through a Glass, Darkly 5 (https://flic.kr/p/MZMDZg) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5297/29396357363_b507f572f2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LME1TD)Cafe Study Abstract (https://flic.kr/p/LME1TD) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/730/21123941449_eb902df5c6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ybDHR4)Reflections 2 (https://flic.kr/p/ybDHR4) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on Flickr

HuubL
11-21-2016, 22:22
Just uploaded this to the Gallery.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/4899/U4899I1479798582.SEQ.0.jpg

filmtwit
01-14-2017, 19:24
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5671/20927760173_041dcb16ac_c.jpg

Austerby
01-15-2017, 00:18
I'd forgotten that I'd started this topic here - well, it was over six years ago now so I may be forgiven the lapse of memory.

There are many, many good photographs here - but by no means all of them are what I would classify as chiaroscuro.

There is a good exhibition on at the National Gallery in London, unfortunately finishing today if you've not seen it, called Beyond Caravaggio, showing many fine examples of this style in art, which they summarise as a combination of drama and lighting.

https://youtu.be/JIGs_9P5Q8g

Please continue to post your photographs to this fascinating thread.

AndersG
01-15-2017, 01:45
I hope this one might qualify... a dark interior lit from the chimney hole.
http://www.gidenstam.org/photography/img_0739.small.jpg

Erikstadir, a reconstructed early medieval/late Viking farmhouse, Iceland, 2006.
Canon EOS 30D, EF 20mm f/2.8 @ 1/30, f/2.8, ISO3200.

Austerby
01-15-2017, 03:58
Vikings and chiaroscuro - a fine combination :)

johnwolf
01-15-2017, 05:33
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/286/31482255544_cc52d0243f_b.jpg

lynnb
01-15-2017, 05:41
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/27021/U27021I1482816478.SEQ.0.jpg
IIIf CV35/2,5 LTM APX100 in Rodinal

filmtwit
03-12-2017, 14:00
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7531/29100908845_5b4e3fb2b6_b.jpg