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    B&w iii

    My first time out to shoot specifically for B&W. Set the Picture control to monochrome as instructed - bit of a revelation. I see I can concentrate on form & texture ... Anyway let me know if I pulled it off, especially with the conversion. Comments appreciated.

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    Re: B&w iii

    Quote Originally Posted by escaladieu View Post
    My first time out to shoot specifically for B&W. Set the Picture control to monochrome as instructed - bit of a revelation. I see I can concentrate on form & texture ...
    Jeff - Welcome to the club!

    I think you've pulled it off, but I'd be interested in seeing what those who don't specifically shoot for B & W think of it. I think the rather 'gnarled' appearance of the branches takes on much more power when we see it in B & W.

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    Re: B&w iii

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Jeff - Welcome to the club!

    I think you've pulled it off, but I'd be interested in seeing what those who don't specifically shoot for B & W think of it. I think the rather 'gnarled' appearance of the branches takes on much more power when we see it in B & W.
    Absolutely ! I found the exercise very liberating since I could shoot stuff that would be mediocre in colour and make a more compelling image out of it. I can see I'm off down a new path.

    many thanks

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    Re: B&w iii

    Personally I prefer the colour version.

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    Re: B&w iii

    Hi Jeff,

    I tend to agree with Bobo I'm afraid.

    For me, I think B&W works best where the image isn't quite so busy in terms of 'structured' detail, and has larger areas of even tones.

    Perhaps I'll do a mono week for P52 one day

    Cheers,

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    Re: B&w iii

    I think the problem here, Jeff, is that in B&W the ivy covering the right side tree becomes a little 'heavy' and tends to dominate the lighter texture of the leafless trees.

    Maybe try a slight crop of the right and bottom?

    But even then, the background building becomes difficult to see clearly without the colour difference.

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    Re: B&w iii

    Aw, now you've burst my bubble ! As usual, thanks to all who responded. I put the colour image in for comments on the conversion process, not as a comparison between the two shots. Nonetheless, valuable feedback, many thanks.

    J

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