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Mods may remove the thread .......

(that heading made ya open the thread )

........ if I'm pushing the forum rules toooo far here (lumix FZ200 again and basically showing off my editing.




just to see if it could be done I edited a few files with the Lightroom Tone Curve mostly

original file>>lumix FZ200 plus the canon D250 achromatic close up lens/filter

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by Ian Browne, on Flickr


tone curve edited colour
by Ian Browne, on Flickr

Convert b/w; colour channels set to 0; and then edited in tone curves

tone curve edited
by Ian Browne, on Flickr

WHOOPS; I tell a lie; just remembered I did use the adjustment brush to darken the base of the lhs stem/flag/leaf
Naturally the file was sharpened and noise reduced

Just think how good the photos would be I did use an Oly marco lens Someday maybe

Cannot be done with all photos

It's barley btw; growing in the back yard because Crested pigeons don't eat barley seed so seeds were left to grow
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Re: Mods may remove the thread .......

It certainly seems to be an effective method of editing.
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Re: Mods may remove the thread .......

true John; I was watching a few tone curve videos to see all I didn't know when I got the idea. However photos from the walk yesterday have been edited on the more normal lines; mainly because that's 'how I always do it'. The T/Curve way is very sensitive however I can see myself doing less in basic and more with tone curve now I understand it more.
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Re: Mods may remove the thread .......

What you have done is certainly effective. I'm not sure how it compares, but if you were to use Capture One 8 you have three levels to play with in the Colo(u)r Balance which can be quite useful instead of a standard tone curve (for individual colours).



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Re: Mods may remove the thread .......

now that looks too complected ross; however I think that's different to tone curve (??)
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Re: Mods may remove the thread .......

Looks very effective (but use an Oly next time and you won't have to make so much adjustment).
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Re: Mods may remove the thread .......

Often B&W requires the subject to have form, texture, shape, contrast, etc., to offset the absence of colour. With an essentially monochrome image, the conversion can be made to filter on passing or holding back, in this case, the green channel.

Interestingly we did this with on film camera filters, and can do the same of course with digital, but very few of us do it at the time of the shoot, preferring to post process.

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