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Old Mar 18, 2006, 9:42 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,Just someone who's taken up interest in BW photography. I own a Canon Ixus 30, its been with me for over a year now, and I'm beginning to appreciate its limits.*The following picture was taken in manual color setting, then converted to grey scale via photoshop. I then toyed around with the curves settings . Let me know what you think~
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 10:05 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. You have come to the right place to learn. You will learn if you are keen. Concerning the picture, the balance between light and contrast is not right. Try playing around with these. Regards. Jaki
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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Hards80 Mantra #4 -- "Always Be Welcoming and Encouraging!!!" --

"welcome! this is a good start here in the forum.. and i look forward to many more..

just some general advice for you..

a little unsharp mask (play with something in the 100%, 1.0, 0) could help you out here i think.. as well as some minor edits to saturation and levels.. if you are not familiar with these tools, find yourself a nice book on the subject and do a little homework..

cheers and look forward to more
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 4:34 PM   #4
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Thanks,Jaki, how do you tell the balance isn't right?(what are you looking at?)Jules
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 4:55 PM   #5
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You may find this link a valuable resource.

Mastering the Flow of Powerful Composition
http://www.apogeephoto.com/mag2-6/mag2-7nb1.shtml


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Old Mar 18, 2006, 8:32 PM   #6
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interesting article there..thanks
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 8:43 PM   #7
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You may wish to investigate conversion to greyscale using channel mixing in photoshop. I have found Mastering Black and White Digital Photography by Micael Freeman very insightful and helpful in restoring tonal balance to images that I convert to B&W.

Disclaimer: I have no association with the publisher nor the author
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 1:02 AM   #8
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very cool shot, i like it, i actually quite like the blown out look but i tried to reduce highlights to bring it back down to earth to try wat jaki suggested. see wat u think. i just adjusted highlight intennsities so only a quick edit

nice work though, i like the shot personally

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Hey guys, thanks for the tips, I'm looking more carefully into how the contrast and lightness of images turn up after editing...Ken, I'm still trying to develop an eye for the differences btw our pictures..heh..I;ve tried the unmask sharp function..works well..thanks!~Jules
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Hey guys, thanks for the tips, I'm looking more carefully into how the contrast and lightness of images turn up after editing...Ken, I'm still trying to develop an eye for the differences btw our pictures..heh..I;ve tried the unmask sharp function..works well..thanks!~Jules

Umm i actualy really liked this shot alot. the only thing i thgouht was it was a little flarry in the highlights. in a way i gues i actually liked this about this image. in the quick edit i just cut back the highlights which you can see below in the yellow circles which were the areas i was targeting. unfortunately due to the post quality it started to uncover some random artifacts in the image.

this is a great shot you should be proud of it

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