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Fancied a heavyish B&W conversion

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by gray1720, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

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  2. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Actually, looking at it, I might upload the original version - seems a bit muddy having gone through Flickr... maybe not, you tell me? Blencathra copy.jpg
     
  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I think it is OK, but just a bit lacking in the drama you can extract from mono. In fact I'd say need to extract, as substitute for what you are taking away. I tend to prefer a better performance from the clouds and I think you can get more out of them here. This might be a fairly extreme example: https://flic.kr/p/2j2gfNa or https://flic.kr/p/2j2gfF1
     
  4. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Now buy a real camera and try again.................... just kidding........... I like mono, in fact it should be Grey scale photography not "black and white" THIS is what you would get if you DID convert it to black and white

    Get a film camera :)

    This is black and white



    bw.jpg
     
  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I think you may be saying that to the wrong person!
     
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  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Can only work from your 800pix file, but is this any better?

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  7. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I think that is better. In sunlight the snow will be blinding white so I think the original must be quite a lot underexposed.
     
  8. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    That’s just a pile of blown highlights and blocked shadows
     
  9. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I think the original shot is suffering from a lack of good cloud structure to work with.
     
  10. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    No it is converted to black and white

    In fact Black and White are NOT colours, the image has been reduced to 1bit colour depth tow "colours" or non colours Black and White, have been using this for 25+ years


    2.jpg 3.jpg test.jpg

    test.jpg
     
  11. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Oh and I did "like" the image
     
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  12. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

  13. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I can see that I need to post the original - will try to do when I get home.Doing it with two layers open and adjusting colours in one is quite funny, you can see how psychotic your adjustments make the sky - it makes the dodgy dancing alien look positively normal.
     
  14. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Any nearer what you were after?

    fffffff.jpg
     
  15. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    That's nice
     
  16. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Need to see the original to see how the contrast can be changed to keep consistency with what was there. I think this is a bit too heavy handed in the dark areas and the shape of the clouds suggests they were white not leaden.
     
  17. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    @stephen Why faff about when all you need to do to reduce it to true B/W is to up the contrast a tad?

    Better result too?

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  18. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I agree. I did have a bit of trouble with the sky on such a small file, so just left it in the end.
     
  19. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    If anyone else fancies a play... Given you a bit more filesize this time.

    Blencathra small.jpg
     
  20. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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