First Black & White conversion - c&c please

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by chet, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. chet

    chet R.I.P.

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    I thought this would be a good image to do a b+w conversion with, and I followed the technique found here. Any tips / suggestions?

    Original:

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    Conversion:

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    I don't mean to be rude, but anyone?
     
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    I'm no critic, but here goes:

    I like the subject.. the texture of the ground and the diagonal line of.. whatever those round things are in the ground =)

    No qualms with B&W conversion, however the image ultimately leads me to look at the top part of the picture which is overexposed, not quite sure that it works.. just seems out of place and doesn't add anything (IMO) to the picture.
     
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    thanks for the feedback. I think I was just lazy in regards to the crop. Here's goes again, although I'm not totally sold on the composition now. I should go back and re-shoot.

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    BTW it's in an old brickworks and I've got NO idea what these "holes" are for...
     
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    I don't think that picture is a good candidate for a B&W conversion. It lacks any decent contrast and the subject is rather dull.

    That's my opinion ;)

    Cheers
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  6. tangcla

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    I personally kinda like the slight blue colour and the yellow sunlight... but that's just me :)
     
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    I'll keep plugging away - cheers for the input / opinions.
     
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    Not the greatest shot, but I'd say the image is actually improved by the conversion. So in that respect I'd say it's decent conversion :)

    I'm looking forwards to the new controls in CS3 for B&W conversion. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     

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