- September 25, 2019 at 12:13 am #420248
Saturday misty morning. CC?
- September 25, 2019 at 6:11 am #420254JasenkaGKeymaster
Really effective composition and crop plus this looks gorgeous in black and white. I was wondering how did you make this image, is it a composite and what were the settings?
- September 25, 2019 at 7:36 am #420261P71Participant
This looks fantastic , i agree about it being B&W it works a treat , nice work and post mate.
- September 25, 2019 at 9:42 am #420267
@JasenkaG: no, it isn’t a composite image. Original below. 28mm, f/5.6, 1/850sec, ISO200, WB auto. Soft colors indicated B&W conversion. Changed: contrast, brightness, highlight recovery, black/white point adjustment and clarity (negative value => creamy overtone as described by Kent). Thats all. No special B&W conversion.
- This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Petr Nowak.
- September 26, 2019 at 6:50 am #420338JasenkaGKeymaster
The color version of this image looks stunning too, I like it as much as the b&w version!
- September 26, 2019 at 7:18 am #420340
I do have a subjective problem with soft subtle colors. I like strong vivid ones and this image has very subtle no-expressive colors.
- September 25, 2019 at 11:16 am #420272
- September 25, 2019 at 1:29 pm #420284Kent DuFaultParticipant
Love the composition. The black and white treatment is excellent. Something that you did in post-processing, (because I don’t see it in the original), has given your black and white version kind of a ‘creamy overtone’. That effect can work at times, but in this case, I personally feel like it detracts from your fantastic picture.
- September 25, 2019 at 3:15 pm #420287Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
I really like the mood in this image Petr and it works in black and white.
In terms of shark tank critique, it would have been nice to have more space on top and tried taking the image when the person was to the right of the frame giving them space to move. Not sure what you think 🙂
- September 25, 2019 at 5:18 pm #420302
I forget to mention I used a little bit of Clarity (negative value, Capture One sw). Thats what you mentioned Kent, that “creamy overtone”. Without Clarity:
- September 25, 2019 at 8:42 pm #420309Graham HartParticipant
I love this pic Petr. I find my brain struggling to compute the scale of the person who seems too small compared to the sticks in the foreground but I guess that’s because they aren’t sticks but dead trees?
CC – I may have been tempted to darken the background tree line even more to balance with the sharply defined black foreground and middle. Because of the strong black there’s a lot of visual weight in the foreground sticks which keep pulling my eye toward that part of the image. The strong silhouette effect seems to only extend as far as the person and not beyond. This may be intentional but it leaves the rest of the image as somehow less important. I know they’re shrouded in mist but a touch more definition by darkening would help IMHO 🙂
- September 26, 2019 at 3:36 am #420327
@Graham : yes, the sticks are dead trees. There was a small village in the place of lake 20 years ago. Ground slowly falls down because of deep coal mine below. Lake depth is about 17 meters now and still falling.
I’ve darken background tree line a bit (quick dirty edit so the mask isn’t perfect especially at the top of the trees):
- September 26, 2019 at 10:06 am #420364Kent DuFaultParticipant
Each iteration is getting better. The last one nails it for me!
- September 26, 2019 at 2:01 pm #420381
Great! Thanks for all comments and CC. Praise ST !!! 🙂
- September 26, 2019 at 3:14 pm #420386Federico AlegriaParticipant
After all the progress there isn’t much more to be said here, great shot Petr, not too fan of the vertical cropping though, I would love to see the same processing but in the original frame for further (different and horizontal) cropping.
- September 27, 2019 at 1:05 pm #420430
Petr, A lovey shot and I like the semi-creamy processing with the use of some absolute black. I wonder if the bundle of sticks in the lower right corner is contributing much or if they are a distraction? I would try cropping them out and limit the compo to three elements… The twigs in the foreground, the land with the runner and the trees in the background all of which have a nice horizontal flow.
- September 27, 2019 at 2:34 pm #420432
- September 27, 2019 at 5:13 pm #420452
Petr, I like the feel of this one.
- September 27, 2019 at 2:53 pm #420433
I have a better one concerning horizontal flow I think. However I’m not sure about B&W conversion:
- September 27, 2019 at 4:05 pm #420448Tom MParticipant
I like the feeling in this. I also find the blob of brush in lower right corner distracting too. The one without it is a winner for me…
- September 27, 2019 at 5:17 pm #420453
I really like this second one too. For me the small person really adds a defined subject in both versions.
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