The first sun since a long time - walk in the afternoon ...

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by rst, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2010
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    It has been some time since we really had some sun here in this region. So yesterday we had the sun coming out of those clouds a bit. Who can stay inside then?


    All done with the G1 + 20mm, B&W conversion in Lightroom.

    Cheers
    rst
     
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  2. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    G'day Rst, I like your second photo. The sun behind the clouds at that angle really gives a really good impression of a flat undersurface.

    I was wondering how you converted the images to black and white in Lightroom? I installed LR on my computer today and was wondering where to change the image. Is it in Library or Develop?

    Do you import Raw images? I tried to import raw tonight but LR said it doesn't recognise it.

    Sorry about the questions. If it too hard to explain, please let me know and i can find out elsewhere :)

    Thanks,
    Brady
     
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  3. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2010
    Germany
    Brady,

    I use Lightroom 2.6, but also the 3.0 beta does. Lightroom recognizes the raw files of the Panasonic G1, I do not know how it deals with the other m43 cameras raw format. And yes, I shoot raw because it gives me the most flexibility in post-processing.

    If you select an image in the Library module and go to the develop module you can change the handling from Color to grayscale (b&w in 3.0). You have several ways to handle you b&w image then from selective color adjustments to duo toning etc. Just play around with your image, once you are done you can save your changes as a new preset and apply it to other images. Be careful which options to include in your preset. I usually do not include the basic raw handling adjustments.

    There is a good amout of tutorials about this topic out there in the web. iirc this is a good starting point: Lightroom Resource Center

    Cheers
    rst
     
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  4. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Nice moody sky captured well with the 20mm.

    They look great, very powerful and gritty in B&W
     
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  5. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    wonderful, moody, images....... lovely
     
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  6. jhob

    jhob Mu-43 Veteran

    They're beautiful, amazing skies. I would be interested to see what the first photo looks like with toning akin to the second.
     
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  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Beautiful presentation,:bravo-009:
    shooter
     
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  8. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2010
    Germany
    Thanks for the kind comments folks.

    It would look like this:

    clouds.

    Cheers
    rst
     
  9. jhob

    jhob Mu-43 Veteran

    I think I prefer the toning there! The toning on the first looks just a little overdone, in the way that makes you really notice it. I like toning where it's subtly used and doesn't draw attention to itself.

    I also think that the images would work better together if they all had the same toning, that way they become a set, which they are, rather than 3 separate images.

    That 20mm pancake sure is an amazing lens!
     
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  10. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Beautifully done. I tend to comment more within the galleries as I notice people's uploads or see their photos across the top of the forum.
     
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  11. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2010
    Germany
    I tend to agree with you. Thanks!

    Cheers
    rst
     
  12. pointoneeight

    pointoneeight Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 11, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    As of LR 2.5 it supports the GF1 and E-P1 as well.

    Lovely captures, send some sun over to the UK please :)
     
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