March 2019 Photo Thread

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by RoyReed, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  2. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Very nice black and white Roy.

    Another black and white - view of a river (pano click to see full size)
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  3. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

  4. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    I think you need to play around with the tones a bit to get some more detail in the sky and maybe a little lift to the midtones in the foreground - nice landscape.

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  5. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Hi RoyReed yes, I am struggling a bit with tones and the like, whenever I am there I think, wow what a pano, but when I make the image up later it disappoints. I like your tweaks, eta how did you tweak the foreground?
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  7. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    I did two separate tweaks, first using a graduated mask to just leave the sky which I darkened by about 5% overall and then darkened the shadows and mid tones and lifted the highlights. I then reversed the mask so that just the foreground was showing and darkened the shadows and lifted the midtones. I also gave it a warm tone using a platinum toning filter, but that was just messing around. Same would apply to straight b&w.

    It's pretty similar to how I'd have printed it in a darkroom in the old days. Use a higher contrast grade of paper (up from 2 to 3), burn in the sky and hold back the foreground slightly.
  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    RoyReed thanks for your explanation, I will have another play with it. In another place I have had complaints that the river disappears in the middle of the image, can't please some people :)

    The original panorama is very flat (from the raws) so there is plenty of room for manipulation.

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