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    Teton Glacier - dramatic b&w

    This is certainly the most dramatic black-and-white photo that I have ever made. The glacier nestled among the mountain peaks is Teton Glacier located in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Captured on a point-and-shoot in 2005 and converted to black-and-white today.

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    Thanks for the feedback, Antonio. It's not just your monitor, as I used more contrast than I have ever used in this type of photo. I like the drama of it, but it's understandable that a lot of people won't.

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    Very nice. There seems to be some sort of halo between the mountains and the sky. I assume you darkened the sky, could it have happened then?

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    I'll take a close look at that halo, Didace. I don't know if that is actually a halo or if that is merely the sort of display that commonly is produced by a monitor or television when a large bright area is adjacent to a large dark area. (The same thing happens when a commercial movie displays white letters on a background.) I wonder if the only way to know if the halo exists in the electronic file is to print the image, which I have not done.
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    Dramatic indeed! Having read that you went for ultra super duper contrast on purpose, I can only state my opinion which is that it is a bit too much for my taste. The composition and subject matter are fantastic, though.

    edit- I also see the halo around the mountains in the sky

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    Thanks as always for your comments, Matt!

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    I love the shot and I also love the contrast. OTOH, I'd like to see just a bit of detail in the wooded area in the lower left of the image.

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    Mike, I agree with Richard on the bottom left trees, I too would like a tad more detail there. as for the halo.....I do not see one. I enlarged it and still don't see it.

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    Re: Teton Glacier - dramatic b&w

    eys bleding afect typixg

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    Paul and Richard: Thanks for the specific feedback about the lower left area. If you think there's insufficient detail now, you should have seen it when I first converted it. Seriously, I think this image has enough potential that I'll continue to tweak it.

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    eys bleding afect typixg
    Sorry, Bobo, but my universal translator requires special batteries and I'm all out.

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    Re: Teton Glacier - dramatic b&w

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    This is certainly the most dramatic black-and-white photo that I have ever made. The glacier nestled among the mountain peaks is Teton Glacier located in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Captured on a point-and-shoot in 2005 and converted to black-and-white today.

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    Beautiful photo!! I do agree with some of the other posts about the contrast being to strong BUT if you like it then that is what really matters -- I would hang it on my wall

    Kathy

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    Well eyes fixed now and can look at the image without bleeding.

    That is one sharp contrasty image. I like it.

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    Hi Mike. This one is really in your face. Not my cup of tea because it looks like an overly sharpened image. It is certainly personal preference and if you like it, that's as good as it gets.

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    Re: Teton Glacier - dramatic b&w

    Thank you, all!

    I'm curious: For those of you who feel the photo is too contrasty and/or overly sharpened (which is ok with me), I wonder if you reviewed the large image. I ask because the small image that is automatically displayed in the thread does look crunchy, possibly because of a moire effect. This is not to say that the large image is not unusually contrasty; it is, but not to the same effect as the small image.

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    Re: Teton Glacier - dramatic b&w

    Hi Mike,

    As a struggling novice in the art of B&W conversion, I would be very interested to see the colour image that you started with. If it wouldn't spoil the magic, would you feel able to share it? Dave

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    Yes I did look at the larger image to fix the eyes.

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    Re: Teton Glacier - dramatic b&w

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Thank you, all!

    I'm curious: For those of you who feel the photo is too contrasty and/or overly sharpened (which is ok with me), I wonder if you reviewed the large image. I ask because the small image that is automatically displayed in the thread does look crunchy, possibly because of a moire effect. This is not to say that the large image is not unusually contrasty; it is, but not to the same effect as the small image.
    Yeah, I did look at the full size one. It was still a bit too much for me. I wonder what is going on with the halo. If some people see it and others don't, perhaps there may be a difference in monitor calibration/brightness. Mine are calibrated with X-Rite Eye1.

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    Re: Teton Glacier - dramatic b&w

    Thanks to everyone for getting back to me about the larger size.

    Dave, once I get the image fine-tuned to its final version, I'll be happy to share the original color version.

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    Re: Teton Glacier - dramatic b&w

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Thank you, all!

    I'm curious: For those of you who feel the photo is too contrasty and/or overly sharpened (which is ok with me), I wonder if you reviewed the large image.
    Yes, Mike, I did view in full size.

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