60's Drive In (56K warning)

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  1. Johnboy2978

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    Hello all. I took some pictures of a local drive in theater that is still in business in my town last night. I then converted them to b/w using channel mixers and brightness/contrast levels. Was wondering what you all thought and would like to hear your comments as to what I could do differently to make them better (both color and/or b/w).
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    They are really nice. Although you'll probably get some good advice on this and that, one of the things you can do is ... nothing. They are nice as they are imho.
     
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    Thanks for the compliment surrealist. I just think they are missing something, not quite sure what. Do you prefer the b/w or color version? I think my conversions are missing something.
     
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    Anyone else? How can I get better tones here? The b/w look a little flat to me? What can I do to make it pop?
     
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    I don't have much advice except sometimes you can get a different result by changing to one color on Hue and Saturation and then desaturating it. Also maye a little brighter but more contrast.

    I've always thought drive ins becoming extinct was a real loss. There was something special about the outdoor setting and that big screen and the whole experience that most young people have no clue about.
     
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    IMO numbers 1 & 2 are a little to centered, the color version is little more forgiving of this IMO; the other are all nicely framed; I prefer #s 3 and 6 of the others
     
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    Personally, I like the color ones better. They bring out more of the essence of the theater in my opinion. I like all of them though, good job :)
     
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    I'm no expert and dont know if this is any better. I up the contrast, use hue/saturation to remove the colour(and to darken if needed) and hit the clarify tool.


    Hope you dont mind the edit. Just wanted to give b&w conversion a try.

    BTW, we still have a drive in here, and I really like your photos.
     
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    my attempt

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    I appreciate the tips and comments. Jon, that is really close to what I was going for, care to share what you did exactly? And, no picksure, I have no problem with any edits to anything I post. Thanks
     

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