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Old May 1, 2006, 1:27 PM   #11
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I'm absolutely tickled that you like it Buddhasghost! It's one of my personal fave photos. Thanks again!

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Old May 1, 2006, 4:34 PM   #12
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I must confess that I also prefer the colourful one to the B&W one however artistic it might appear!
One that will remain in my memory for a long long time.
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Old May 1, 2006, 6:02 PM   #13
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Count my vote, too! I love the color version. That old rustbucket almost jumps off the screen, now. Good work.

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Old May 1, 2006, 9:21 PM   #14
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I kinda like the color one better but the b&w is cool too.
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Old May 2, 2006, 11:04 AM   #15
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Thank you Bahadir, Cal and BC! :G

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Old May 2, 2006, 12:35 PM   #16
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Like others I have fallen in love with the color. I suspect the nright red has something to do with it also.

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Old May 2, 2006, 2:02 PM   #17
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Hi Stich,

Lovely shots! I do like the color a bit more, but I think it may be because the B&W looks a little over-processed to me. I see a slight halo around the truck's body (especially noticeably in the left headlight socket and driver's window). Did you do some sort of masking to adjust the contrast?

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Old May 2, 2006, 3:41 PM   #18
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StitchBabe, I must admit I am very narrow-minded when it comes to B&W photography. I love them but I'm very particular about them. In some respects, I agree with Cal as far as PP goes, specially when the photo is in B&W. I can probably guess where you were coming from when you decided to turn the original into a B&W photo. B&W and Sepia have a strong link to the past. Because old photographs were B&W, we make that relationship in our minds, looks old? B&W will fit! I think that would hold true with your picture if PP was not as evident. However, this truck has a tremendousvarietyof colors and texturesbut they all get lost in B&W. Great shot!!!
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Old May 3, 2006, 12:09 PM   #19
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Selvin-Yes, the rusty old truck really stands out in this image...I like it also! Thanks so very much!

Turnbill- I'm not sure what happened there. I didn't notice it until you mentioned it. I didn't do any masking...just a conversion to B&W and some contrast. I'm not very good at this though as I'm not sure how to bring out the reds and greens to show up more in B&W. It's a new learning curve for me. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

Tullio-I agree, I still have a lot to learn about B&W...this was a real lesson for me. Thanks a bunch for your comments!

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Old May 3, 2006, 1:37 PM   #20
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Hi StitchBabe, in the old days of film photography, I used to develop my own B&W films (just for fun) and I can tell you it is a very tricky process. To begin with, if you don't use special filters to create deeper contrasts, you most likely will end up with a blended grey photograph. However, today's photo editors can easily simulate the effects of filters and the manipulation of B&W photography becomes a much easier task (even to those like me who are not PS experts). In any case, I quickly ran you colored photo through Picasa, which is a very simple editor when compared to PS (it's good for quick fixes), and here's my version of it. I still prefer the color version, though.
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