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Old Feb 27, 2005, 3:34 PM   #1
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Every parent thinks their child is the most wonderful creature on the planet, and that's as it should be.

Lauren is only 10 months old but seems rather cleverer than she should be at this age; learns very quickly and frankly amazes people at times. She's brave too and very strong willed, like her mother *sigh*.

I expect her to be something of a handful over the years - of course I wouldn't want it any other way. What a wonderful adventure.
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 3:53 PM   #2
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She loves her ducks in the bath.
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 4:38 PM   #3
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Nice images. Did you use a special technique to convert to b/w?

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Old Feb 27, 2005, 4:46 PM   #4
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I have 2 basic approaches in PS-CS:

1. Usually I adjust the saturation on the master channel to -100%, then boost contrast a bit or play with the levels to set black and white points if I can. This is a cut-down version of the method detailed in this article:

http://www.thelightsright.com/Digita...B&WFineArt.htm

2. Occasionally I just change the mode to greyscale. This normally doesn't give very good results but sometimes - perhaps where there isn't much saturation in the original it works quite well. I just get a hunch at the moment, perhaps with a bit more experience I'll be able to explain better why this sometimes works.

Both of the images above were with method 1.
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Thanks for the info. I used to use the desaturation method as well. I experienced unpredictable results with my prints so now I use another technique.

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I'm printing on an Epson R800 and I must admit to getting a slightly unpredictable colour cast too - generally if there was a colour that highly saturated it can give a slight cast of that colour.

However greyscale seems very flat by comparison.

What method do you use?
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She loves her ducks in the bath.

So sweet! She seems to love the camera...
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Old Mar 4, 2005, 1:01 PM   #8
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She certainly does.

She's had so many photos taken of her that she doesn't seem to mind the flash either.

Great fun all round. :-)

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