Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

*****

Versions (Variants)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

PRIZES GALORE! Enter The ePHOTOzine Exclusive Christmas Prize Draw; Over £10,000 Worth of Prizes! Plus A Gift For Everybody On Christmas Day!
Add Comment

Another in my series of attempts at black & white just a few tweaks using Picasa.
thanks for your comments and mods on my last upload.
Steve.

update v2 the original from the camera shot in mono, looking at it now i think this should have been v1 think i got carried away with the processing on v1 should have left it alone!!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Feb 2012 - 3:01 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:*****
Username:STEVELIN STEVELIN
Uploaded:21 Mar 2012 - 1:22 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Digitally manipulated, General
VS Mode Rating 100 (42.86% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Modifications wanted Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41262 forum posts United Kingdom203 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2012 - 11:47 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think the problem here is that it's virtually all the same tone. Use coloured filters in B&W conversion to change the tonal relationships and make the elements in the picture stand out from each other.
The filter will lighten it's own tone and darken the contrasting colours' tones. eg a red flter will lighten brickwork but darken blue skies.

I'm not mad on the heavy vignette either, I'm not sure it suits this kind of subject, which is so sharpened that noise shows up. there is enough fine detail here already.

Nick

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2982 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 5:11 PM

Something to keep in mind, along the lines that Nick mentioned, is that applying a filter will kill contast. You might have compensated here perhaps. The idea is good, - sort of a secret garden look, and I agree it looks too sharp.



regards



Willie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6160 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 5:34 PM

thanks willie you have made my day (the secret garden) that was exactly what i was trying to portray in this shot , the open gate leading to who knows where ? and i applied the vignette just to draw the eye towards the gate .i have to agree with you and nick it does look over sharpened that was my fault got a bit carried away trying to bring out a bit of detail in the brickwork and the plants.i will have another go at it following your advise hopefully i will get a v2.
thanks guys

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6160 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 6:39 PM

v2 uploaded?

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

paulcr
paulcr  101536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 9:28 PM

Hmm, actually think the sharpness and vignette add to this. reckon you've done quite well here. paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41262 forum posts United Kingdom203 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 9:55 PM

Sorry to disagree with Willie here, but a coloured filter will not kill contrast (if that's what he's saying). Using the right coloured filter will increase tonal separation and make different colours in the scene stand out from each other.
eg red and green might have the same tonal value in b&w but adding a green filter will lighten the green and darken the red slightly, making them stand out from each other when the colour is removed.

This is the same with film and digital, only the method of applying the filter might be different.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2982 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 8:05 PM

Im talking about applying a tone in post processing Nick. I agree re the right filter, but I believe this image (could be wrong) has had a simple tone applied, which does reduce contrast. I was probably misleading in referring to the application of a post processing tone as a filter.


regards



Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 23 Mar 2012 - 8:07 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2982 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 8:06 PM

Steve, had a look at V2, and I would think that between the two is about right.


Willie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.