The first day

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by ripleys baby, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Thought i would give myself a little exercise. A week of shooting in black & white. jpeg only, so no chance of getting any colour back.
    This first shot taken this morning was edited in Topaz, using a custom preset i created to my liking. I will add to this thread every day for one week using the same camera and edit settings. I will also be using the 14mm lens only. c & c most welcome. Thanks


    Over 80 by Buster & Taz, on Flickr
     
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  2. Neon

    Neon Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 12, 2012
    North Wales,UK.
    Very nice shot and the processing works well.
     
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  3. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Second day

    Struggling with subject and composition tonight, and the results did not turn out at all well when edited with the preset I said i would be using. So already i have altered the method i said i would use.
    But its same lens and b&w jpeg, so i'll cut myself a little slack.:biggrin:
    Lucky with the weather today in the north too.

    Birch by Buster & Taz, on Flickr
     
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  4. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Third day

    Given up with the original edit preset. It just does not like skies :mad:
    Anyway i'm beginning to enjoy using the 14mm . I am finding it hard to stay with jpeg's though. When the week is up, it's back to raw for me, and convert
    (if i want) in post.
    A little photomatix magic in this one. Hope you like it.:smile:

    Dark skies over High Stand by Buster & Taz, on Flickr
     
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  5. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Nice rendition of the sky...unusual formations.
     
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  6. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Forth day

    A week of b & w jpeg's i said ! Oh dear , it's hard. The settings are on C1 of
    the dial, it would be so easy to go back to colour.
    But a week i said and a week i'll do. Change of venue tomorrow though. I might venture into the city !
    Now what about you lot ? Have you ever set yourself any photographic goals ?
    Done a 365 or Taped up your zoom/stuck to a prime for a week ?
    Here is my forth image of seven.
    And who knows, I might even make it to seven replies ! :biggrin:

    Cut by Buster & Taz, on Flickr
     
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  7. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    I have a friend who lives in the country who's slowly building a collection of B&W shots of cut wood. I enjoyed seeing someone else do it also.
     
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  8. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    Love the Birch shot. Oh, and have committed to one a day with single body and single lens, back in Jan. We did SIJ (single in Jan), over at Serious Compacts. It was a lot of fun. And we are now in a 37 in May, challenge now.
     
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  9. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Fifth day

    Running late today, never made it in to town. Home quick walk dogs more work
    Puffed out. Plenty of photos to be had at work, but cant risk the gear. Too much sand lime & cement dust flying about.
    So a snap tonight of the sun through the trees. almost crapped myself when i nearly stepped on a deer :eek: Good grief they can motor !!
    Edited in snapseed, ( the photo not the deer)

    P1040287_Snapseed by Buster & Taz, on Flickr
     
  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    That's a nice B&W conversion there!
     
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