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Old Mar 10, 2004, 11:33 AM   #1
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i'm not sure this really works......because i like the colored one better...and this goes against wat it said in one of the links(not b/wing things with brilliant colors lol)

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this bench has been used in photographing the sunset before...i like it and i think it adds to the picture.....makes you wanna go sit down and rest for a couple hours.....just watching the birds or squirrels and water for a while......enjoy
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Old Mar 10, 2004, 11:53 AM   #2
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You're right, Vito. It's better in color, but I'm glad you posted it anyway because, for those who haven't worked much with b&w, it gives them the chance to use a nice little trick for judging true contrast. This trick involves nothing more than squinting your eyes nearly shut so there's no longer much separation between colors. Once you do this, you can assess the amount of actual contrast. It takes doing this a number of times to differenet scenes to get used to the differences, but here's a good start.

This photo absolutely requires color to separate all the objects, and the reason is that the original is, itself, fairly low contrast, particularly in the bench area.

Thank you, Vito, for posting what you knew didn't contain high contrast. We don't win here by having the best photo; we win only when we learn.

By the way, what method did you use for converting to grayscale?
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i started with the pic opened in photoshop full size.....then made it 400 wide and let it set the smaller side itself......then saved the color version.....the went to Image/Mode/Greyscale and converted it that way....and saved the b/w one.....i did look at the channels to see if they work better but i couldn't tell.....i didn't do any levels or anything to it....could probably use a little tweaking.
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It's a little dark, but very relaxing. I like it!
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