Canon Digital Photography Forums  

Go Back   Canon Digital Photography Forums > 'Photo Sharing' section > Weddings and Other Family Events
Register Rules FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 23rd of March 2007 (Fri)   #1
sapearl
emailed Tim some prozac
 
sapearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 14,788
Default First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Laeng_289_BW_web.jpg (98.5 KB, 743 views)
sapearl is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #2
mizuno
User is banned from forums
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hobart, Australia
Posts: 1,680
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

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.
mizuno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #3
ElenaV5
Member
 
ElenaV5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 94
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

That is just beautiful! Great Shot! I would hang it up in my home or office!
__________________
Elena L.
ElenaV5 is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #4
sapearl
emailed Tim some prozac
 
sapearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 14,788
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

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

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.
sapearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #5
sapearl
emailed Tim some prozac
 
sapearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 14,788
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElenaV5 View Post
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.
sapearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #6
mizuno
User is banned from forums
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hobart, Australia
Posts: 1,680
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

Well I think it works!

No hard feelings re: the jeans...
mizuno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #7
joayne
Cream of the Crop
 
joayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Still @ Coachella
Posts: 9,649
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

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.
joayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #8
NBEast
Senior Member
 
NBEast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,383
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

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

Looks like the original didn't lack either.
__________________
Gear List / Photos

Last edited by NBEast : 24th of March 2007 (Sat) at 02:12.
NBEast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #9
cocasana
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Milan, Italy
Posts: 126
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

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!!!
__________________
Canon 1D Mark III; Canon 17-40mm f/4L; Canon 24-70; f/2.8L; Canon 85mm F/1.2L; Canon 100mm; f/2.8 Macro; Canon 70-200mm f/4L; Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS; Gizo Carbon 6X; Manfrotto 322RC2. Mac.
cocasana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #10
turaund1
Member
 
turaund1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 110
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

very nice image your work is great
__________________
Your Photography is good grasshopper Turaund, but you can still learn from the MASTER
turaund1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #11
tim
Light Bringer
 
tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 49,090
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

Stu, can you post the color version, or email it to me? I'm pretty sure I can do better in 60 seconds.
tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #12
LeesaB
"Patience is a what? "
 
LeesaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: It's just St. Louis now!
Posts: 14,682
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

wow..I really like that....Beautiful....
__________________
LeesaB
www.LisaNikole.com

ME
LeesaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #13
song4themoon
Goldmember
 
song4themoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,039
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

Hmmmm... personally I am a fan of strong contrast in b&w.. this is a bit to flat for my personal taste
__________________
www.forever-yesterday.com

Gear: 2 Canon 1Ds Mark II, 2 Canon EOS 20D , 580EX flash, Canon 70-200L 2.8 IS USM, Canon 17-55 2.8 IS, Canon 24-70L 2.8, CanonEF 100mm 2.8 USM, Canon EF 85mm 1.8, Canon EF 50mm 1.8, Sigma 20mm f1.8, Peleng Fisheye, 3 AB 800 w/ Pocket Wizzards
song4themoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #14
CyberPet
Hiding Under a Rock
 
CyberPet's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piteň, Sweden
Posts: 4,052
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

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.



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!
__________________
/Petra Hall
Click here to view my geeky gear list
I shoot as much as possible in available light... sometimes, my flash is available ľ Joe Buissink
CyberPet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th of March 2007 (Sat)   #15
song4themoon
Goldmember
 
song4themoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,039
Default Re: First B&W Miranda Wedding Shot

I love Cyber Pets edit, has a more emotional/dramatic look.. exactly what I look for in a b&w
__________________
www.forever-yesterday.com

Gear: 2 Canon 1Ds Mark II, 2 Canon EOS 20D , 580EX flash, Canon 70-200L 2.8 IS USM, Canon 17-55 2.8 IS, Canon 24-70L 2.8, CanonEF 100mm 2.8 USM, Canon EF 85mm 1.8, Canon EF 50mm 1.8, Sigma 20mm f1.8, Peleng Fisheye, 3 AB 800 w/ Pocket Wizzards
song4themoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Experimental b&w wedding shot daclozer Weddings and Other Family Events 8 20th of July 2007 (Fri) 09:59
1 Shot form my first wedding, 1 question about selling the wedding photos ABrownPhoto Weddings and Other Family Events 29 4th of June 2007 (Mon) 13:18
Shot my First Wedding.... a DOUBLE WEDDING!!! ferio-moreno Weddings and Other Family Events 10 31st of May 2007 (Thu) 11:21
Wedding Shot C&C welcomed aacmckay People 3 31st of August 2006 (Thu) 10:40
A shot from my first wedding C&C please! Epluim Weddings and Other Family Events 6 14th of August 2006 (Mon) 22:28


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This forum is not affiliated with Canon in any way and is run as a free user helpsite by Pekka Saarinen, Helsinki Finland. You will need to register in order to be able to post messages. Cookies are required for registering and posting. HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.