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I want to thank a very talented and helpful gentleman by the name of Carlo Casana for inroducing me to one of Fred Miranda's B&W plugins. The following is my first attempt using it, just playing around to see what effects I could achieve. I'm pretty pleased with my first experiment, using a wedding shot I did back in January.

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Looks nice, Stu!

Wouldn't mind seeing a fraction more contrast to really bring out the blacks, but it's almost got a nice infra-red feel at the moment which is quite nice.

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That is just beautiful! Great Shot! I would hang it up in my home or office!

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Thank you Mizuno - BTW, sorry about the blue jeans crack :o .

Yeah, I kind of stumbled into the "infra red" look by playing with the plug in's sliders and decided that was really the effect that I felt worked. Interestingly enough, my first instinct WAS to go with higher contrast. But I couldn't get anything that I was really that happy with - so I took the opposite approach and came up with this.

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ElenaV5 wrote in post #2921353external link
That is just beautiful! Great Shot! I would hang it up in my home or office!

Thank you Elena. Now I just have to decide if I want to print it matte or glossy; probably go matte on my inkjet.

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Well I think it works!

No hard feelings re: the jeans... :D

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Brrrrrr, wedding in january! Lovely feeling to this shot. I do agree that is seems a bit even. Perhaps some shadow/highlight or contrarast, or curves. . something to give more definition.. it is such a lovely image.

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Wow, thanks Stu! Nice prompt to go check out Miranda's stuff.

Looks like the original didn't lack either.

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Hi Stu, I'm so glad my hint has been helpful!!!
Knowing perfectly what you were looking for you mastered that plugin right from the fist attempt. Excellent subtle conversion!!!

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very nice image your work is great

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Stu, can you post the color version, or email it to me? I'm pretty sure I can do better in 60 seconds.

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wow..I really like that....Beautiful....

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Hmmmm... personally I am a fan of strong contrast in b&w.. this is a bit to flat for my personal taste

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Stu, this image has some great potential... and I don't think you went the right way with it, even if IR is cool. I used the image you had to play with a bit, so the quality is not the best, but I think you get the idea.

I love the sky, you need to bring it out, make it darker! There's a very timeless feel to this image, even if the pavement gives it a way a bit, it coudl have been a shot taken 100 years ago. Now here's my more gloomy interpretation of your image. :)

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Pee Ess... I'm not that found of actions, but I do run one action that gives me a fairly good b/w to start with, and then I work the image with doge and burn, layer masks up the the yin yang. I love playing with b/w's!

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I love Cyber Pets edit, has a more emotional/dramatic look.. exactly what I look for in a b&w

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