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Date: 2007-08-17 08:17
Subject: Overlap II
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Tags:alternative portrait, camping, digital, friday, monochrome, photo, void
I'm not normally one for digital monochrome manipulations. However, there are times when black and white suits a shot more than colour does.

Overlap II

The conversion was done in Adobe Photoshop, using the Channel Mixer tool to shift it to monochrome and enhancing the contrast through levels and curves.
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User: shmi85
Date: 2007-08-17 15:33 (UTC)
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i think i agree that black and white suits this photograph more than color too, but i can't for the life of me tell you why. it just looks better. but i guess when i did a year or two of photography and darkroom development, we worked only with black and white because of the simpler developing process. so i never really learned too much about the specifics of using color successfully in photos, which is probably why i can't critique it very well :)
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User: eurekagray
Date: 2007-08-18 02:02 (UTC)
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For me, the colours in the original don't do much to support the subject matter. L pointed out that the warm tones are nice, and I agree, but on the whole I think that the quality of light and subjects stand out well enough on their own without colour entering the equation. I might try a warmer toned monochrome version to get the best of both worlds.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-08-18 14:25 (UTC)
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Ooo, sepia. I love sepia and I never see you do any. It's probably cheesy photography or something and you are above it. However, I still like it. :)

- L
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User: eurekagray
Date: 2007-08-18 19:44 (UTC)
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I quite like true sepia as a toning technique for traditional silver halide black and white prints. I'm not as fond of it for digital monochromes. It certainly is something which has been overdone, which makes me wary of using it, but on occasion I will.
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