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Old Apr 24, 2010, 8:43 PM   #11
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Here is the original shot. I donīt think itīs any disturbing noise in that one either.

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Old Apr 24, 2010, 8:44 PM   #12
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I like the added noise in the BW shot, it actually makes it more interesting and pleasing then the denoise one.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 8:46 PM   #13
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I like the added noise in the BW shot, it actually makes it more interesting and pleasing then the denoise one.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 9:27 PM   #14
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well crap. now i feel like when i am watching american idol. every time i think somebody is really good, every judge cuts them down badly and vice versa.
maybe i should give up on photography and go back to crayons
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 9:31 PM   #15
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Nah,

It all comes down to taste. With BW photography noise is not automatically a bad thing at times. Use correctly it actually adds to the photo. Noise in color photo throws off the color, but in BW it do not have that effect. It actually add to the details at times. And the noise let you retain more detail while a noise reduction program will clip out the detail to reduce the noise.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 11:00 PM   #16
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well crap. now i feel like when i am watching american idol. every time i think somebody is really good, every judge cuts them down badly and vice versa.
maybe i should give up on photography and go back to crayons
in general, noise is usually avoided as a rule. but like any rule within the art community, there are times when it is to be broken to good effect.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 11:32 PM   #17
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I dont know what you see as noise but if you look at the face, hair, shadows and shirt, there is no noise. The background wall could be the texture you see as noise. I dont see any problem with that at all. I removed the shadow on the left. The dark area on the right is not a shadow but the shirt.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 1:18 AM   #18
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.....I agree with Bynx on all his accounts and I like the B&W result. The crop is just right too. IMO, nice work of making a quite good photo from a rather ordinary original.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 1:31 AM   #19
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Personally, if this were my photo I would give it a bit of sepia color to give it some life. B&W is ok for inanimate objects but I feel that people need just a bit of color. Something like this.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 2:06 AM   #20
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To answer his question, I think, this is how the shadow is removed with CS4. Forgive me if there's a better way, I've used Lightroom for cloning before.

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Photosho...b64-760aa.html

Just clone the wall onto the shadow, and voila, no more shadow!
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