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Old Jul 18, 2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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I'm goofing around in Photo Paint and came up with this image. I'm still not sure if I like it or not, but I find myself just staring at it. I'm not a big fan of over the top pp, but this one is really bumped up. Converted to grayscale, then to RGB, jacked the red WAY up and dialed the green back a bit, tooled around with contrast, brightness, saturation....

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Old Jul 18, 2007, 11:52 PM   #2
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Here's the original. At first, I thought those marks on the petals were from being over saturated in post-processing... turns out the flower is just old :O


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Old Jul 19, 2007, 3:35 AM   #3
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Hawaii built,

You picked a tough photo for BW conversion. The details aren't as striking as other orchids to really give it a lot of snap. The age of the flower may also have something to do with it also.

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I have to agree with Selvin. You picked a tough flower and tough photo to do a conversion on. The color version is soft and dark with not much contrast. As a result, the BW exhibits the same characteristics. However, in the BW those characteristics are emphasized.

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