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17th March 2013, 11:16 PM
18th March 2013, 12:27 AM
Very nice conversion that works so much better for me than the color version.
When I saw the second image, I understood how you created the first image. However, when I saw the first image before having the luxury of having seen the second image, I thought it was a vignette gone awry.
Sorry, but I can't attend to the issue about the number of colors in the RAW version and the JPEG version. That's not within my knowledge base.
18th March 2013, 01:56 AM
I also prefer the B & W photo It works best with the title ("Abandoned") for me.
The lossy compression, in converting RAW to JPEG (which is limited to a maximum of 8 bits per channel), causes the reduction in the number of colors.
18th March 2013, 09:39 AM
Thanks Mike, I tried other angles, even used another camera which got me a bit closer and lessened the framing from the gate.
Originally Posted by Mike Buckley
18th March 2013, 09:40 AM
Originally Posted by Panama Hat
Thanks for the comments and information.
18th March 2013, 01:45 PM
I would eliminate the gate entirely. Environmental vignetting (using part of the scene to frame another part) can be highly interesting, but I don't think it works here. Probably because the vignette is very vertical. Too neat, if that makes any sense. I prefer the black and white version, but the shadows look too deep to me. The original shot looks a little underexposed, so that may not be recoverable, but you'd be surprised how much detail Photoshop can pull out of shadows. A little massaging of the Fill Light slider may be all you need.
18th March 2013, 03:08 PM
Thanks for the comments and suggestions Lex. I'll give it another shot, perhaps use a telephoto zoom.
Originally Posted by RustBeltRaw