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Part of a Stavanger shop display

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 14-140/F4.0-5.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jul 2014 - 5:33 PM
Focal Length:99mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.8
Aperture:f/5.8
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Come Closer, Closer
Username:KurtSkeels KurtSkeels
Uploaded:1 Aug 2014 - 10:02 AM
Votes:Voting Disabled

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 - 10:54 AM

Very curious!
Nice one! Grin
IB

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jadus
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1 Aug 2014 - 11:33 AM

Very handy!

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mrswoolybill
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1 Aug 2014 - 12:07 PM

Love this, particularly the random dappled light and shadow - that adds to the mystery.
It occurs to me that b&w could be interesting, I'm off to give it a whirl.
Moira

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2014 - 1:46 PM

Oh, this is just grand! So mysterious, and a little frightening......
I like Moira's mono mod, too.......even more other worldly.

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KurtSkeels
KurtSkeels e2 Member 111082 forum postsKurtSkeels vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2014 - 2:06 PM


Quote: Love this, particularly the random dappled light and shadow - that adds to the mystery.
It occurs to me that b&w could be interesting, I'm off to give it a whirl.
Moira

Super conversion, I would love to know how you get that realistic grainy look Moira.

Kurt

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64531 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2014 - 4:35 PM

It's hardly enticing, but it's certainly eyecatching.
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dudler
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1 Aug 2014 - 5:58 PM

That works, especially in Moira's Mono Mod.

I'm guessing Nik Efex, plus some tonal adjustment, and maybe sharpening to bring out the grain?

Does mine look at all similar?

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banehawi
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1 Aug 2014 - 8:32 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Kurt, the original shot is very flat, with no real contrast. When this is addressed, the image starts to show its real potential, as well as the texture in the wall behind, which will convert to a nice noisy bacjground, which then gives you a great place to start with mono.

Take a look at the mod of the original, its really pullin in the levels sliders to meet the graph, and sharpening.



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1 Aug 2014 - 10:59 PM


Quote: That works, especially in Moira's Mono Mod.

I'm guessing Nik Efex, plus some tonal adjustment, and maybe sharpening to bring out the grain?

Does mine look at all similar?

Looks similar, though the hand is a bit lighter in moira's version.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7453 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2014 - 7:45 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I should have given more details, I'm sorry. I did a bit of work on the colour before converting to b&w - a Levels adjustment to broaden the tonal range, plus added brightness and contrast. (In colour as you uploaded I'm not convinced that it needs it, I like the misty, ghostly, pastel feel. This doesn't need realism. But b&w does need it.)

Then as John surmised, Nik Silver Efex, and I'm afraid I used a short cut to start with. I went to the Film Noir 1 preset, which is fairly extreme in effect, particularly contrast and grain; but I increased grain from 92 to 500 per pixel, did away with the preset burned edge and border, reduced Brightness and Contrast by about 10% each and added about 5% Structure.

Then I remember I had a look at different film types, and I think I may have used Ilford PAN F Plus 50, but still took the grain setting back up to 500.

I made a quick final Levels tweak after that.

The grain is there in the image, it comes from the texture of the paper used as background for the display,
Moira

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