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Old Mar 11, 2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 11:41 PM   #2
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Good conversion, I actually prefer your b&w version to the original color.
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 11:42 PM   #3
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I agree. Unfortunately, the highlights were a bit blown in the original and it accentuated when converted for the web.
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 8:27 AM   #4
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And yet another example of how color just isn't everything, of how light, colored or not, is what photography is all about.

My fingers itched to play with this one. For the purpose of this exercise, I know I suggested minimum manipulation, but if I were you, I'd play with it. Some dodging and burning, or maybe using a duplicate layer set to Multiply with reduced opacity. Then there's that gradient overlay method of switching to grayscale.

Oh, the possibilities!
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My conversion method to B&W was to switch to LAB color mode, select the L channel, then select Greyscale Mode. This deleted the AB channels. I then made a copy of the layer and changed the blend mode to multiply and lowered the opacity to 50%.

I purposely selected this image because it was an unacceptable color image. I may go back and manipulate the original color image, perhaps doing a blend to lighten the highlights and try again.
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If you end up with something you like better, please post it here and tell us how you did it.
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Well, I played with it for about an hour and came up with better results, but as soon as I changed to 72 dpi and changed the size to 640X423, the details in the rocks changed dramatically and I never found an image that I was satisfied with for web display.

Back to the drawing board and chalk this picture up to one of those almost shots :roll:
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the details in the rocks changed dramatically
Do I ever have sympathy with you! The first thing to go when downsizing and compressing is subtle variation. Where you have two colors or shades that are close to each other, they become an amalgam, one that's very often a faded version of the originals. It's frustrating. :evil:
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can you just host the big version and post a link to it?
i REALLY want to see it

i think this picture is lacking in contrast.....but that is just me....
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Another lackluster version posted above....I give up. :roll:
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