Better in B&W?

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by K_Pugh, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. K_Pugh

    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi,

    These shots were taken with a Nikon F50, kit lense (35-80mm), and cheap Tesco ISO400 Colour film. The prints i got back were not very good, pixelated, and i just scanned them on the flatbed (not the best option)..

    These two photo's i prefer in B&W.. although the bright orange rust has it's own quality i still prefer the B&W.


    I just want your thoughts.. i'm considering looking into B&W film and developing myself (for my "arty" shots). Will still stick with colour for general use though - perhaps buy another Nikon body for this purpose.

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    I was just looking for other opinions as yous will have a better trained eye for B&W photography more than i do..
     
  2. soul.glo

    soul.glo TPF Noob!

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    Not really a fan of the first pic, but I would have to say the B&W works better. Definitely color on that 2nd shot. The orange really pops, I like it.
     
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    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks.

    Yeah i thought that was the way it would have gone, b&w for first pic and colour for second.
     
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    i still think the orange is awesome, color in the second shot. :thumbup:
     
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    I know I was the one that asked you to try B&W for the rail, but now that I've seen it.... you can't beat that orange rail.
    Still looks very good in B&W though.
     
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    keep that orange rail in brilliant color!
    i love that shot.
     
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    I would definitely keep the color for the second one. That orange on the blue sky is just wonderful.
     
  8. johngpt

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    Would you have a mechanism, such as photoshop or gimp, where you could create a channel mixer adjustment layer to convert the image to b+w, then create a mask for the fence (or use the history brush) and let it be orange?
     
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    The first photo I dont care for too much but the second one is really nice. I like it in color more so than in black and white.

    Johngpt's idea sounds neat if you could pull it off.
     

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