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Old Jul 22, 2007, 9:56 AM   #1
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OK, this one turned out harder than I had thought. First tried the green channel, figured the grass background turned a light color, but it kind of drew your attention away from the detail of the rabbit. So then I tried blue channel, which made the grass dark, then the rabbit was lost in the detail of the grass (now I understand their coloration, because the rabbit didn't seem to change no matter channel I used). So I finally used a mix of red and blue to come with this this.
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Old Jul 22, 2007, 9:57 AM   #2
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The orginial
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Old Jul 22, 2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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In my opinion, this conversion does not work too well. If you you have split channels to CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black), try that and take a look at the yellow and magenta channels. Often these yield better results.

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Old Jul 22, 2007, 2:46 PM   #4
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Hi fofa, I rather like the rabbit shot, and I understand your frustration about converting. One thing I find helps is changing the colour version first, even using Auto Levels in PS usually does a decent job (for a monochrome final version it should do just fine). Anyways, after using Auto Levels and Channel Mixer settings of red +116, green -70, blue +58. Hope you don't mind...

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Old Jul 22, 2007, 8:01 PM   #5
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Hi fofa ,I too sometimes get frustrated in B/W .It sound simple , but I feel it is deceptive.Come to think of it while I take picture ,I need to think in B/W in the world of colour.So difficult it is
Gerafix has done a nice work
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B&W photography is quite tricky, IMO.Choosing therightsubject and composition are crucial as is the use of filters. The original image has very soft contrast resulting in a gray'ish B&W conversion. Gerafix did a good job increasing the contrast and applying the appropriate filters (though a bit too much for my taste).
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Old Jul 23, 2007, 11:15 AM   #7
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I think Gerafix's rendition shows more contrast but it seems to have lost some detail. It looks somewhat "artificial". Too much of something in the conversion but I'm not sure what.

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