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    Monochromes

    Our weather yesterday was rather gray off and on with rain showers. So, I processed these images based on my mood - Black and White. I used Sep 2 for all 3, then moved the sliders a bit.

    While I realize that the subject matter is diverse, please comment on the suitability of the images to conversion. Please also comment on the conversion itself. Ah heck. Please just comment.

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    _MG_2738m by mariehass, on Flickr

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    _MG_2766m2 by mariehass, on Flickr

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    _MG_2787m by mariehass, on Flickr

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    Re: Monochromes

    Hi, Marie. Nice images. I like the vignette on #1. #2 is a beauty! If mine, I would consider pushing the contrasts a bit higher on #3.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Monochromes

    I like #2. That is a great pose that you caught. Perhaps just a little less room top and left.

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    Re: Monochromes

    Quote Originally Posted by Otavio View Post
    .............................. I would consider pushing the contrasts a bit higher on #3.
    Cheers,
    I agree Marie. Not so much at the highlight end but perhaps some more depth in the shadows.

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    Re: Monochromes

    Please, John or Octavio,

    Give it a go? I have taken and processed this image several times over the past years, and just don't seem to get it right. What I loose is the detail in the shadows and the balance. I can see the scene in my head, but what comes out on the screen does not match.

    I have no objection to someone working with my images.

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    Re: Monochromes

    The first one is a tricky subject for monochrome. But it has worked well.

    I would definitely crop #2 to lose some of the background distractions.

    You may get away with increasing contrast on the last scene. But I would be very wary of over brightening the water and losing the effect. It does look quite different when viewed at full screen size.

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    Re: Monochromes

    Thanks, Geoff for commenting.

    I did try cropping #2, but ended up with an off-putting in-your-face beetle. So, perhaps I did too much? I am interested in seeing what your crop factor would be?

    On #3, On Keidash Point, you are right. Viewed on black, the image looks better. Interesting. Now I do wonder, if when printed and matted, if a non-traditional mat color (Grey or black) would be in order? Now you have me thinking. (Do you smell grey matter heating up?) As always, thank you for your suggestions.

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    Re: Monochromes

    I would crop something like this, Marie.

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    I also slightly reduced the background highlights so they aren't quite so dazzling.

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