B&W Help

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by JacaRanda, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. JacaRanda

    JacaRanda Hobbyist Birdographer

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    Please feel free to try your hand at processing this. I think it's worthy of a B&W conversion, but I'm just not feeling it.

    [​IMG]DPH-0164 by jsteve5506, on Flickr

    Version 2 attempt. Lifted shadows, lightened the blue (all water in background) brushed in some contrast to hair, and increased vignette.
    [​IMG]Untitled by jsteve5506, on Flickr


     
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    407370 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How about the HDR look?
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    Cool, Jack, you found a statue of a surfer!
     
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    The light isn't your friend here - very contrasty with deep shadows - and the background looks kind of muddy because there are no highlights Try to lighten the background a bit. If that's water at the top, there probably is more blue there than elsewhere in the frame, so try raising the cyan slider to lighten it and maybe the yellow for the sand. You could also selectively increase contrast a little with a curves adjustment, perhaps in his hair.
     
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    how about posting the original color?
     
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    Do you have the original?
     
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    JacaRanda Hobbyist Birdographer

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    Ah, then I could very well be way off thinking it's a good candidate for B&W. Better to think of making a B&W when shooting instead of everything in color and hoping to get lucky.
     
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    JacaRanda Hobbyist Birdographer

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    I actually like the stronger vignette. One of those things......I tried not to make mine noticeable, but like what you have done with it.
     
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    I prefer the first one. Just giving you ideas.
     
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