Flowers In The Window

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    It looks really gray to me, but other than that it's good.
     
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    I take that to mean it may need more contrast? - And so I've now added some :)
     
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    The whites look light gray, and not white.. Here's a quick edit I did, I did it kinda quick so it's sloppy and whites are kind of over-done but an example..

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    I like it but I'm not so sure that I like the reflection. I actually think that I like the window itself just on its' own with the wall. Of course this is my personal taste. What were you after?
     
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    Ok get what you mean now - The motar wasnt actually white it was more a greyish sandstone colour which i gather why its coming out more grey when converted to B&W, The flowers also werent actually white also but a pale sorta mauve colour at the bottom and the ones reflected were pink. Actually there's hardly any pure white in the original pic.

    I liked more the window and wall myself but I thought the relections were nice also (didnt overly notice them too much when I took the pic actually),
     
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    Well, what program are you using to convert it to B&W?

    Also, having shot a lot of B&W (Film) Colors like pink tend to come out very close to white, and a "proper" B&W photograph has some pure white and some pure blacks. (both with detail)

    If you're using Photoshop, I'd recommend taking the original, applying a red filter Desaturating then adjusting in curves to get your pure white/blacks.
     
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    Tried a couple which did the exact same conversion. Dont have photoshop though but will look into the red filter bit
     

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