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Not sure that the full effect is visible here in the file, so I may need to post the original.

Anyway, was playing as you do with B&W conversion and wondered what happened if you blended a B&W layer with the original. So 60% B&W (Tri Max 100 sim.) blended Multiply.

19:30 - Version 2 now added. Obviously I cropped slightly to reduce the effect of the person popping in to frame bottom left on V1, so not exactly the same composition, but close enough to see the difference in colouring.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Merlin
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:2 Nov 2010 - 7:13 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Falco columbarius, Lichen, Merlin, Mush, Pets / captive animals, Post
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VINAI_OF_THE_BOSTON_RED_SOX

Hi, I like this. Can't comment on the layers/blending as I can't see the orginal, but the colours look natural here, not manipulated. I like that it's been taken from a different viewpoint and I like the rain in the shot too.

Vinai

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 7:27 PM

This is lovely. Overlaying a black and white top layer and changing the blending mode is a tip I was given some time ago - very useful. V1 is the more dramatic I think.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 2 Nov 2010 - 7:28 PM

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Tony_Shadrach

Like it V1 for me

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Ray_Seagrove
Ray_Seagrove e2 Member 4Ray_Seagrove vcard United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 - 8:22 PM

Superb its V1 for me well done.

Ray

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 8:38 PM

I love this shot its excellent. V1 for me

Last Modified By richmowil at 2 Nov 2010 - 8:40 PM

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 8:40 PM

Thanks all.

I'm sure I've tried this before Lynne as well, but it really seemed to make a difference on this file. Now I'm not saying that the same effect was not possible in another way, e.g. maybe an 'S' curve, but it definitely had a positive effect in my eye on this image.

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Karrol
Karrol  529 forum posts England
2 Nov 2010 - 9:14 PM

V1 - works very well.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 11:07 PM

Another fine study Cheryl and falling snow ! Ron.

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poetcrs
poetcrs  4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 - 11:30 PM

A great wild life shot, and the raindrops add a magic too

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3 Nov 2010 - 3:27 PM

I like the effect cheryl.... and I really like the space around the bird.
Dave

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 5:18 PM

An absolute cracker. The clarity on the bird is superb

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 7:43 PM

Thanks all.

Definitely a technique to consider on some files. Just need to establish some personal parameters of when it might work best. It seems particularly to have enhanced the contrast in the greys, of which the picture has a lot. So I think I will experiment on the next few images, but load as V1 whichever I prefer rather than always the blended one first.

Sorry, rambling, been a long day - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

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