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Re: Mono pictures

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Just having some time on my hands -



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Ok this is an example from Olympus Studio 2. Selected monochrome filter and adjusted fine contrast by +15 : I am a minimal PP person due to time!

Not sure how it compares, but posted as a guide.

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Here's my attempt, a quick twiddle with CS3 with a touch of 81 warm up applied, 30 seconds max, sorry Pancakes are calling, hope you like it.

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Re: Mono pictures

Wow! So many variations on the same theme, they all look wonderful, everybody's put it a huge amount of time and effort. I wouldn't have imagined there could be so many different interpretations of the one picture.

I haven't got a favourite, so please don't ask me to choose one.

Maybe it's something we should do more often?
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Re: Mono pictures



Ellie - you didn't give us much to work with, there wasn't a shadow or a sun lit aspect to be seen.

OK contrary to my previously described methods

1) Greyscale
2) Duplicate layer and merge back as addition at 100%
3) Duplicate layer and merge back as dodge at 25%
4) Duplicate layer and merge as overlay at 50%

Objective was to up the contrast while still leaving some shade texture in bricks and without overdarkening the grass.

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Crikey Nick, that's a well processes mono image.

Nick = master of B&W conversion (and sharp pigeons!!)
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Crikey Nick, that's a well processes mono image.

Nick = master of B&W conversion (and sharp pigeons!!)
As this is a mono thread I can't really blush; just a tinge of grey I suppose, getting deeper towards where there used to be cheekbones.

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Ellie - you didn't give us much to work with, there wasn't a shadow or a sun lit aspect to be seen.

OK contrary to my previously described methods

1) Greyscale
2) Duplicate layer and merge back as addition at 100%
3) Duplicate layer and merge back as dodge at 25%
4) Duplicate layer and merge as overlay at 50%

Objective was to up the contrast while still leaving some shade texture in bricks and without overdarkening the grass.



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I like this too.

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If I convert a colour picture to mono I never seem to get the sharp contrast and almost gritty clarity I see in some people's b/w pictures.

Is there a knack to converting RAW images, or would it be better to take them using in-camera mono settings?
So the answer to the question is - well there are as many ways as there are images and photographers.

Somehow I find this reassurring.

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Re: Mono pictures

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you didn't give us much to work with, there wasn't a shadow or a sun lit aspect to be seen
Err, no, but you can blame the weather for that.

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So the answer to the question is - well there are as many ways as there are images and photographers.

Somehow I find this reassurring.
Actually, so do I

I'm amazed to see so many different interpretations of a fairly less-than-average quality picture. Every new picture looks so good, each creates a different mood. They're wonderful.

I'm surprised that Peter managed to retrieve some of the detail from inside the rooms - I really should have tided up a little bit
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