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Discussion in 'Black and White' started by oldsweng, Jul 25, 2012.
Olympus OM-D E-M5, 75-300mm
That's a fantastic shot! (Of course, the 75-300 is also my favorite landscape lens, so that may have something to do with it.) While I think this sort of post processing can often come off as gimmicky, I think you pull it off really well here. Simply beautiful.
Very nice, looks like a painting!
Most monochrome photos leave me cold but this is just amazing. I also have never done landscape with a tele lens but this work surely proves it viable. This is one of the better images I've ever seen. Any stitching involved? If enough pixels this would be just a knockout printed really large.
Turned out really well, thanks for sharing. I love that view from the state park; the one problem with shooting from the Vista House is you can't get the Vista House in the picture, and it's worth showing! :smile:
I want to thank everyone for the kind words. This image was created with the 75-300 at 75mm and no stitching was involved. The original image was a five exposure HDR put together with Nik HDR Efex Pro (version 1, not the latest) and converted to monochrome using Nik Silver Efex Pro. I used Lightroom adjustments on to specific areas and removed distractions with PS6 before the conversion to monochrome. I have printed it at 12"x18" and it looks fine. I have Groupon for a 20"x30" wrap that I may use with this image but I need to evaluate the image after resizing before I try to print it larger.
The original before conversion to monochrome
It's still a stunning photo but I really like the B&W, there's something really magical about it.
+1. Looks like it could have been taken with a big ol' view camera. Terrific!
Beautiful image. Good idea with the monochrome conversion too. I like it much better than the color image, and the HDR looks more natural. What is that neat structure btw? It looks like it could be a Roman ruin!
I also prefer the monochrome conversion. Here is some information on the Vista House.
I love the composition and the telephoto compression. The colour version isn't too shabby, but the B&W is simply stunning and steals the show. :smile:
I'm not a fan of B+W, but I do like this.
The color one I like too, but it needs contrast. I feel the shadows need to be pushed down a little and midtones brought up. The highlights look good, though.