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Colour to B&W [56k]

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by gobbo, 11 May 2006.

  1. gobbo


    Joined: 25 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,862

    Ok, had a bit of a play. Original image:

    B&W Image:

    What I did:
    Removed crane
    Chanel mixer convert to B&W
    Added sky + blended
    Dodge + Burn
    Added film grain (Ilford HP5)
    Added border + cropped

    This is my first bit of heavy photoshop post processing, so C+C appreacited, but be gentle!
  2. Charlie Bravo


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,595

    Location: Chelmsford

    Nice mate. Is that Ibiza?
  3. gobbo


    Joined: 25 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,862

    Yes mate, ibiza castle.
  4. sproutpunx


    Joined: 1 Sep 2003

    Posts: 453

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Hey gobbo, really like what you've done to the pic. Looks so much better in B+W. Only thing I can criticise on is the border, seems to detract from the photo and is a bit too busy for my liking. Good otherwise!
  5. IceAx


    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 5,821

    Location: Warrington

    Nice pic!

    Cant wait to get back there (wooo only 5 weeks) and get some new pics :D

    Dont suppose you have any of the sun dropping into the sea ;)

  6. cyKey


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,814

    Location: Nr. Liverpewl

  7. [email protected]


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,074

    Location: MK

    The borders do make it a bit busy!

    So those clouds were hiding in the picture all along?
  8. gobbo


    Joined: 25 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,862

    Nope, blended in from a seperate picture of clouds.
  9. wunkley


    Joined: 27 Jul 2004

    Posts: 2,880

    Location: Yancashire

    I think someone got the May issue of Digital Photo magazine yesterday :) (or am I wrong?)
  10. gobbo


    Joined: 25 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,862

    Correct, the clouds were my own from a seperate picture though, but the boarder and film grain they provided were used.
  11. themask70

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,156

    Location: Saffron Walden, Essex

    Nice first attempt, i think it could do with some more contrast :)
  12. -TA-


    Joined: 12 Mar 2006

    Posts: 658

    Location: Cambridgeshire

    agreed. :)