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Hi All,
Thought I'd give another Black and White conversion a go. This was taken last Wednesday at Cardiff Bay, not a frequent haunt for me but I know the building on the right is Techniquest.

Any Hints, Tips, Comments & Critique welcome!
Any suggestions for title also welcome.
Thanks for C&C's on previous upload.

Phil

Camera:PENTAX 100D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:10-20
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:untitled
Username:mitchy81 mitchy81
Uploaded:22 Apr 2010 - 4:05 PM
Tags:Black & white, Cardiff bay, General, Landscape / travel
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nishad1994
22 Apr 2010 - 4:12 PM

Lovely capture !! Smile

Nishad

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Morgs
Morgs  5 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 4:13 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

'Treading The Boards'. Nice conversion, and I do like the composition with the wood taking you in. Why not try dodging and burning selected areas to increase contrast and give a slightly grittier feel. Dodge the highlights at 3% opacity, anf burn the shadows at the same rate. Build up slowly and see what a difference it makes. Just a thought. I like it as it is, but the contrast will take a bit more pushing IMO.

Dave

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OliPackwood
22 Apr 2010 - 4:28 PM

Great shot, I love how the wood is leading you into the picture.

Oli

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 6:41 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Interesting and quite effective composition, Phil

I think Dave's title and comments are spot on!
I'd perhaps go a little further with a duplicate layer set to soft light mode and a gradient mask to protect the sky from the effect.
There's also a bit of noise in the sky at top left. You may be able to cure it with another duplcate layer that has been blurred a bit, and use a mask to reveal only the bits you actually need.
If you do the dodging and burning on a merged layer you can also use the opacity slider to mitigate the effect in you find you've gone a bit ott with it.

Cheers

Bill

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mitchy81
mitchy81  5 England18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 9:38 PM

Thanks to Morgs and Billy Goat Gruff for your advice I will certainly give both ideas a go, and add as variants.
Thanks guys!

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eos3
eos3  1041 forum posts Wales
23 Apr 2010 - 1:45 PM

Hi Phil. Great composition in this one mate.

Phil

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
24 Apr 2010 - 11:20 AM

V3 seesm to have more atmosphere and impact - great comp.
Pat

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2010 - 12:24 PM

caught this as the e2 feature, like the lead in, and looks like youve been given some useful advice. i think the sky has worked well in v2, but the fg looks alittle patchy, perhaps just more practice. although v3 has more impact i think that it could still be combined with some dodging and burning to maximise the effect. mind you i am hopeless at mono conversions.lesley

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Alan_Coles
1 May 2010 - 10:43 PM

great lead in Phil...mon works well too.

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 6:25 PM

I love the zig-zag lead in. To be honest, I prefer #1 but that's probalby just because it's the one I saw first and flicking from #1 to #2 gives a rather disconcerting effect.

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