I don't do much black and white

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Maggedy, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Maggedy

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    (though I really love it) so my conversion skills are poor, but FWIW here are a couple I took with the 35L. These are muddy, yes?

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    No they're pretty much the opposite of muddy. The contrast is borderline excessive -- you're starting to lose details in some areas, like the chair cushion in #1, and the ears in #2. Burning these areas will help bring the detail and separation back.
     
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    I know almost nothing about black & white.

    It seems that its more important when working with B&W to not blow out the highlights/shadows? Is this correct?
     
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    Thank you, white. I see now. I knew *something* was wrong.
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I agree with this, and -- in case you decide to work more on these images -- I'd like to suggest that you also burn all the white that appears out of focus in the background and lower left of the frame in #1.

    That seems to be one sharp lens, by the way.
     
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    These are some of my first shots from the 35L. Looks promising!
     

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