Pay Toilet - Santa Fe, Panama

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by billgreen, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Herradura de Rivas, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
  2. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Great light and detail. Love the tonal range from highlights to shadows.
     
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  3. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Great black and white photo. May I ask you what your secret is? :smile:
    Do you use special software like NIK or something like that?
     
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  4. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Herradura de Rivas, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. I start with one of my 3 or 4 favorite presets but then I do a fair amount of manual tweaking. My 3 most often used tools are structure, soft contrast, and toning. All are blended and balanced based on the subject matter and texture.
     
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  5. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    Bill the tones are very nice!
     
  6. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Y vale todos los centavos!
     
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  7. PaulGiz

    PaulGiz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2013
    Rhode Island, USA
    Great B&W!! Thanks for that, something to shoot for.

    P
     
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  8. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    i agree with everyone's sentiments here -- the tones are excellent!
     
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  9. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Great image. I'm curious however about what happened to the right side of the R, the o, and the s (last letters of caballeros). It almost looks there might have been some very well disguised photoshopping of that part of the image.
     
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  10. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I really like the processing on this shot - beautiful! :2thumbs:
     
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  11. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Herradura de Rivas, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    Never touched that area. What you see is what was there. While I may work on the overall look and feel of an image, I rarely remove, add, or drastically alter subject matter (except for cropping on occasion).
     
  12. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 30, 2010
    Sunderland, UK
    I'd imagine it's written on in some sort of non-permanent pen/marker and, judging by the way the other door opens, that is where most hands land when they go to push it open.