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Old Oct 11, 2011, 4:18 PM   #1
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Default New York Public Library in B&W

I finally had a chance to play around with Topaz B&W Effects. And I happen to have taken pictures of the New York Public Library recently which I had fun running through the different presets. I finally settled on Opalotype Collection's "Flavescent" preset.

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It certainly has given the photos a feeling of age. Have fun playing with the other effects vv.
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I've been debating adding this to my Topaz library. Still not sure. Like your treatments.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 8:55 AM   #4
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Thank you, banksy, Walter.

Walter, I was the same when InFocus and Lens Effects came out. So I purchased B&W Effects before the half-price coupon expired. When a few days ago I got into a discussion with another photographer with whom we'll be do a wedding together as to what artsy effects we'll use, B&W came up. So I'm glad I already have Topaz B&W Effects. There's a myriad of preset selections.

We probably won't use the turn-of-the-century look, however, unless the couple wants to look ancient...

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I whispered WOW when i saw the first one. Very nice effect.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:03 PM   #6
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Thank you, Frank.

I was going through the presets one by one, found a couple I liked, and each time I nearly stopped because I liked the preset. But I kept going and when I tried the Flavescent preset, I found I liked it the most, at least for the subject.

I didn't expect B&W processing to be so much fun especially since Topaz B&W have so many presets to try, some in color although heavily desaturated.

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Old Oct 24, 2011, 4:37 PM   #7
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That's framable quality. Looks like a professional etching to me.
I think if you took other building pics and applied the effects just as well, you could get the buildings' owners to buy framed versions for $$$!
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Thank you, perdendosi. I think you're right about other buildings, too. I tried it on Grand Central Terminal and it looks like turn-of-the-century photo to me too.

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It would be nice if they would buy. I could upgrade my equipment...
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