"Burnham Slip" - B&W

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  1. bishopsmead

    bishopsmead TPF Noob!

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    Original shot settings:

    0.81s f/21.9 at 18.0mm iso100

    Extracted a black and white thru Fred Miranda's plugin (high contrast filter setting)

    Post processing with two overlay adjustment layers to darken and lighten parts of the photo.

    I would like to request a critique of the photo - have I overdone the adjustments?

    Final image:
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    Starting image:
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    B&W extraction (no further modification):
    [​IMG]

    Many thanks
     
  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The final image is pretty dramatic - very beautiful shot, and I love high contrast. My main nitpick is the sun - it's become a bit more of a hot spot in the final image than it is in the original B&W extraction, where it's softer and easier on the eyes. I spent a few minutes studying all 3, and my eyes just kept getting pulled to that hot spot in the final version. I still like it the best, overall - just with the sun from the first extraction. :)

    Lovely composition, as well. :thumbup: Beautiful place.
     
  3. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    To be honest I prefer the original colour image. I like the subtle shades and tones. It gives it an aetherial feel.
    I think the b&w loses something - it just looks flat and dead.
    But if you must have it B&W then it has to be the first one. It needs the drama to push it.
     

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