A rainy day in RGB - experiment

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by nickthetasmaniac, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    On a rainy day at school I had a bit of a play adjusting desaturated images using the individual colour channels in levels. I find this to be a very accurate way to subtly tint monochrome images. What do people think?

    GH2 and 20/f1.7

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  2. I think #1 works really well
     
  3. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    I like the dreamy looks of #2. I have the feeling that #4 would work well if it's printed really big.
     
  4. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I like number 1 best also... but agree with
    addieleman that #4 might makem a cool large print...
     
  5. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Thanks people :smile:

    I was quite impressed at how much detail there was in the full-sized file for #4, especially given it was 1600iso and very dim light!
     
  6. SMaturin

    SMaturin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2011
    New York's Backyard
    Excellent examples of how color subtly affects mood in an image.

    Did you try creating several different tints and tonal gradations of the same image to see how it affects the mood?

    -Steve
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    I love #2 and....#1 comes in a close second for me. I like the subtle mono.
     
  8. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Yeah, at first I was just trying to alter the contrast on B&W files. Then I realised by accident that if you adjust levels by the individual colour channels it'll adjust the colour tint, even when the image has been desaturated (I always convert to B&W by desaturating).

    The really interesting thing for me is that I've found this the only way to completely correct the red-tinge issue that you get with GH2 raw files in Aperture 3 (an Aperture problem, not a GH2 problem). If you compres the shadows in the red chanel, the tint completely disappears :smile: