Conversion Experiment

Vic B

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I've done very little B&W shooting since turning to digital, but I thought I'd try it out with this photo, taken on the Chamisa Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest.

Chamisa_Trail-4.jpg
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To my eye, it's a rather flat, drab image to which the colors add nothing. I converted it to B&W using grayscale conversion in Lightroom. (There are better ways to do it, I realize, using HSL; but they didn't seem to make a big difference.

Chamisa_Trail-3.jpg
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This is also not a world-beater, but I think it has a pleasant, calm quality that the color version doesn't have.

Comments and critique welcome.

Vic B
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