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"Grand Place" of Brussels

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by f6cvalkyrie, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium

    here's a B/W conversion, and sepia toning of a shot I made last saturday with G1 and 7-14mm


    C U,
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  2. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 13, 2010
    Real great picture. I never thought I would like the real wide angle application, but this looks great and much better than just stitching 20 mm shots. Simply a very, very good application of this wide angle lens.
    - Hmm, can't thing of advice to improve further at this point in time :mad:
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  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    That's a really beautiful photograph. It worked in color, it works in B&W. It just works!

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  4. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Thanks Rafael, fantastic shot ...

    but now I want that lens!
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  5. Letrow

    Letrow Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    Nice shot. For such a wide lens, what kind of correction did the software make, if any? Curious to see differences, if there are any.
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  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Wow, I'm with Ray 100%!
    You ought to print this one or have it on a really nice digital 8 x 10 frame.

    Stunning, Raf. :bravo-009:
  7. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Fabulous photo. Nothing more nothing less!
  8. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    This pic was shot in RAW (as all my pics are). The software did not apply any corrections. I did carefully hold the camera horizontally to avoid fleeding lines in the perspective.

    Further postprocessing implied conversion to B/W with an IR algoritm, sepia toning, some contrast enhancement, and some local tonal corrections. All with Corel Paintshop Pro Photo X2.

    I hope this answers your question.

    C U
  9. Pap

    Pap Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    Fleetwood, PA
    my oh my!

    My goodness that’s beautiful! I don’t know what process brought it to this but I wish I could manage results like that! Just a fantastic rendition of a moment in that place at that time.
    What program was used to convert from RAW if you don't mind my asking?
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  10. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi, Pap,

    the RAW conversion was done using Silkypix.
    But, the B/W conversion was in Corel Paintshop Pro Photo X2

    C U,
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  11. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010

    Did you have to correct the shot for converging vertical lines?

    Bokeh Diem
  12. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Very little, if any, BD, because I was careful to hold the camera horizontal in both dimensions while shooting.

    C U,
  13. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
    Stunning shot!!
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  14. Arctic Photog

    Arctic Photog Mu-43 Regular

    May 20, 2010
    Canada's Arctic
    Great shot Raf
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  15. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Excellent work Raf, thanks ! We want more...
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  16. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Herman always wants more ..... :biggrin::biggrin:

    Here's another conversion from the same shoot.


    C U,