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Something out of nothing?

Same old story, lovely morning, lovely light but I has to get my daughter to school. Once I'd safely delivered her I was free, but I could see a bank of cloud looming, ready to extinguish the sun and new the light would be short lived. In desperation I stopped to snap this tree moments before the light went, in the hope I could salvage something in pp.

I actually ended up with a very uninspiring JPEG.


There was a strong temptation to delete it but I decided to try a B&W conversion, if only for the practice. It's still more of a sow's ear than a silk purse, but it was fun trying and I quite like it. Any ideas what I might have done differently?


On the plus side, tomorrow promises to start foggy with sun breaking through later and I think I've managed to organize a day pass with SWMBO. If it all comes together I'll have no excuses!
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Re: Something out of nothing?

OOOOh John... now you know I am not one to resist a nice PP attempt!! Let's have a looksie...
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Re: Something out of nothing?

Hi John

Well, here's what I attempted. I created the usual images for a HDR shot, but with three exposures of -4, -1, +1 from the original. I then processed a little further in Lightroom, and created the black & white from the HDR colour version also using Lightroom. When you convert to B&W using LR you can gain have additional control over the contrast by using the wb settings.

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Re: Something out of nothing?

Nice shots and lucky you I to headed out this morning early to get some shots in the hills. Stopped and reversed my car close to the ditch and BANG my rear windscreen exploded can only put it down to the heavy frost and maybe a small chip? Spent the day getting a screen fitted but am now ready for tomorrow morning fingers crossed.
Like the worked shots also but the B&W's have it for me.
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... BANG my rear windscreen exploded ...
Oh man, thats terrible!
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Re: Something out of nothing?

Ah John, I knew I could rely on you to inject some drama into this. I like your B&W version best and I like it much better than mine.

Ed, sorry to hear about your rear screen, I had one go during very cold weather many years ago. It went while I was driving and it made such a bang I thought someone had shot at the car! Wasn't easy to find one in stock, it's usually the front screen that goes! Better luck tomorrow and I hope you have good weather.
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Re: Something out of nothing?

My take is simple ...

I repaired the branch and added an ND grad effect in Photoshop



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Re: Something out of nothing?

Nice repair job, Andy, and another good version. Just shows what scope there is for different approaches in pp.
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Re: Something out of nothing?

Had a little play with the original in Elements 9 John.

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Very nice edit there, Paul. Love the tone selection.
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Hello John
I hope you don't mind me having a go, this is my effort using elements 9 JohnR.



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Some excellent reworkings coming out here, just shows how a computer can transform photography!
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Had a little play with the original in Elements 9 John.

Oooh, I like that, Paul.
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I hope you don't mind me having a go, this is my effort using elements 9 JohnR.



I can't see any images, John. Anyone who wants a go is welcome!
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