Which One?

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  1. otherprof

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    Its the little drip of ices off her chin than gets my vote for the color version. I didn't notice it in either black and white until I looked for it. I do like the second version of the b & w better than the first.


     
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  2. smoke665

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    The ice on the chin didn't survive in the B&W version. LOL
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The color version seems to have a bit of a purplish cast, like something is off with the color or white balance or exposure. In the B&W version it seems like with the absence of color and being left with the tones it's more noticeable. The color image doesn't particularly look like Portra, and the B&W doesn't look like anything Ilford to me so I'm not sure why they're called that. Just looks like both need adjustment. She's as cute as can be, a little girl with a big icee!
     
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  4. smoke665

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    @vintagesnaps, my workflow is to start with any exposure adjustments, followed by WB correction. My monitor is calibrated biweekly, and before an image is posted to the web, I double check how it looks on multiple devices. I'm not doubting your abilities to discern hues, or casts, I'm just not seeing it to the degree that you appear to be. However the more eyes that review the better because when working on these it's easy for me to get tunnel vision.

    One comment on WB though, when I started the conversion from film to digital I assumed that WB was a static term, that deviating from matching the color temperature exactly to the scene was paramount. I've since learned that color temperature is dynamic, nothing more than a design tool to be used at the artist's discretion. Used creatively you can change the entire mood of an image, split the temperature of the highlights and shadows, even spot change the temperature within an image.

    In my OP post I stated that these were "custom" as in my own design profiles. Later on I did say they are "variations" of a Portra, and Illford simulation, but didn't mean to imply they were supposed to look exactly like. My goal ultimately is to develop a unique Profile, that pleases me. A Profile that can be applied quickly across multiple images that will maintain a certain level of uniformity, but unlike Presets not affect the Develope module settings in Lr.
     
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  5. Original katomi

    Original katomi No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    smoke here are my period dress photos for you to view and see what you think
     

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    Tough call. The color version like my example above, gives more detail on costume and face then the black and white. I'm actually thinking that this might be better if you desaturated the color and brought up the blacks a tad, sort of a cinematic vibe. I dont know what processing software you're using or your skill level, but one thing hurting the "period" feel is the background. Burning it down, replacing it, etc. would help tremendously.
     
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    Hi Smoke this was a quick convert to b&w I am using PSE 9 Skill level not a lot with PS still learning but the skill level has risen since I started which is a good thing. This pic was from a day trip to see the Tall ships and is just a memory of the day.. a grab the moment pic. I will try your ideas out thanks
     
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    I think the color version captures the moment. #1 for me.
     
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    Colour.
     
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    Thanks all
     
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    I like the color one best. It show the purple ice, the purple drip and those cute painted nails.
     

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