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Color or B&W? Which do you prefer?

 
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Mar 24, 2009 12:13 |  #16

[QUOTE=Bill Boehme;7587173]Dude!!! You got it reversed -- the artist is obviously retro ..... :)

HAHAHAHAHA!! That's awesome. You guys are too funny.

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Color all the way.after all.he isn't painting in B&W;)

Thank you for commenting, Gail! I think I will end up keeping it in color.

I'm going to try and hit up this spot again sometime soon. There were about 3 other dudes painting at that intersection. It was a really neat area.


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Mar 24, 2009 12:14 |  #17

Thank you Chrissy :D - I got the B/W conversion by cheating..... well, not really.

A lot of folks do it by channel mixing and the time that involves. But since I'm lazy and need to learn more about channels, I use Fred Miranda's B/W Workflow Pro plug-in. It is actually the only plug-in I own and really performs as advertised:

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I believe Fred designed it to mimic the effect of the photographer using the traditional B/W filters on lens w/black and white film. For example, he has controls for effects of adding the Red filter, (25A) Yellow (#7), green, orange, etc. You play with the sliders until the desired effect is achieved. You can't beat it for the $19.95 price.

And yes, to me it will always be the Sears tower also. But I wish I'd had more time to wander the Chicago streets and get shots of the " L ".....:rolleyes:

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......I like your B&W version, Stu. How did you achieve this?? Great picture of the River and Sears (I will never call it Willis) Tower! Just beautiful!


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Mar 24, 2009 19:15 |  #18

sapearl wrote in post #7588476 (external link)
Thank you Chrissy :D - I got the B/W conversion by cheating..... well, not really.

A lot of folks do it by channel mixing and the time that involves. But since I'm lazy and need to learn more about channels, I use Fred Miranda's B/W Workflow Pro plug-in. It is actually the only plug-in I own and really performs as advertised:

http://www.fredmiranda​.com/shopping/BW (external link)

I believe Fred designed it to mimic the effect of the photographer using the traditional B/W filters on lens w/black and white film. For example, he has controls for effects of adding the Red filter, (25A) Yellow (#7), green, orange, etc. You play with the sliders until the desired effect is achieved. You can't beat it for the $19.95 price.

And yes, to me it will always be the Sears tower also. But I wish I'd had more time to wander the Chicago streets and get shots of the " L ".....:rolleyes:

Thanks for the info! I'll check it out...that is a great price. I appreciate your help! :)


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Mar 25, 2009 06:46 as a reply to  @ Cdeming's post |  #19

i am a strong B&W advocate and i think this capture is sensational. the only thing thing i wish wasn't in the shot was the front-end of the modern car.


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Mar 25, 2009 09:54 |  #20

Good point......hmmmmm - she could crop out the vehicle's front which would create a tall vertical which. That would be a nice possibility ;).

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i am a strong B&W advocate and i think this capture is sensational. the only thing thing i wish wasn't in the shot was the front-end of the modern car.


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Mar 25, 2009 14:35 |  #21

B&W is nicer, it has an old feel and more depth.


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Mar 25, 2009 16:26 as a reply to  @ post 7587173 |  #22

i think B&W is more appropriate for this composition.


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Mar 25, 2009 16:59 |  #23

Okay, for those of you who liked the B&W, what do you think of this? (By the way, I truly appreciate everyone who has commented so far! You all are great! :) ) I also edited out the stop sign

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Mar 25, 2009 17:01 |  #24

Cdeming wrote in post #7597746 (external link)
Okay, for those of you who liked the B&W, what do you think of this? (By the way, I truly appreciate everyone who has commented so far! You all are great! :) ) I also edited out the stop sign

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Mar 25, 2009 19:47 |  #25

Cdeming wrote in post #7597746 (external link)
Okay, for those of you who liked the B&W, what do you think of this? (By the way, I truly appreciate everyone who has commented so far! You all are great! :) ) I also edited out the stop sign


Perfect! I like the composition and tall aspect ratio of the framing which complements the vertical elements in the image.


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Mar 25, 2009 19:59 |  #26

That's it - a keeper! Now if you can just apply an exposure adjustment layer and brighten up the shadows of the shopfront like I did, I feel it will be darn near perfect.... IMHO ;). - Stu


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Mar 25, 2009 21:43 |  #27

Hurray!! Thanks, Bill! Thanks, Stu!


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Mar 25, 2009 22:03 |  #28

You're welcome Chrissy - and fun to play with :D.

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Mar 26, 2009 00:22 |  #29

Just thought I would give it a little different twist. Turned to true Greyscale and added a little spilt toning in the highlights and shadows.

Really wish as others have said the stop sign and the car were not there, did not want to take the time to PS but it could be done.


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Mar 26, 2009 11:31 |  #30

sapearl wrote in post #7598897 (external link)
That's it - a keeper! Now if you can just apply an exposure adjustment layer and brighten up the shadows of the shopfront like I did, I feel it will be darn near perfect.... IMHO ;). - Stu

Stu, at the risk of sounding stupid but I have to ask to learn. what do you mean by adding an exposure adjustment layer?


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