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Several of you wanted to see a mono version of this.

It was a bugger to get right. I hope you like it. Btw, Nik software rocks. Those colour sliders make the impossible possible.

Thanks for looking,

Anne

(I'm allowing modifications on this - if anyone wants to have a go, download the colour image from the prior upload!)

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jan 2013 - 12:39 PM
Focal Length:21mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:-0.3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ed's Place
Username:AnneWorner AnneWorner
Uploaded:25 Jan 2013 - 1:53 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Digitally manipulated, Photo journalism, Street
Votes:54
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 2:13 AM

Looks very good in b&w. Great job of the conversion........Sandy

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gallero
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25 Jan 2013 - 3:47 AM

Muy buena foto..

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
25 Jan 2013 - 3:53 AM

You got it right excellently Anne Smile A lovely image !!

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 3:55 AM

I LOVE the colors of the original and so I couldn't imagine liking a mono conversion.
Boy, was I wrong. This is a fantastically dramatic B&W. Moira was right to suggest it and you did a great job of processing.
-=\Walter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:14 AM

Well converted, Anne, but I do prefer the warmth of the colour version. Carol

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nonur
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25 Jan 2013 - 7:09 AM

I like mono even better!

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RysiekJan
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25 Jan 2013 - 7:16 AM

This b/w version give the shadows and hamburger signage more prominence. Puts a completely different emphasis on the image. However, I must say that I prefer the colour version, though this verssion definitely merits a click.

Richard

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barbarahirst
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25 Jan 2013 - 7:35 AM

Ed stars again

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 7:43 AM

I like it and it is a fine conversion but it does not have the impact of the original colour version.

Albert

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 8:52 AM

Yay! (As our daughter would say... ) This is precisely what I had in mind. Suddenly that tree shadow gets really predatory. We are definitely not coming in peace...
I had the colour version shortlisted, I love it, but this is where my heart lies.
Moira

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 8:55 AM

Great mono.Smile

Cliff

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 9:07 AM

Superb punchy mono.
And I agree completely about the software!
Regards
Bill

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 9:14 AM

This fabulous Ann, glad you did the mono, yes Nik is the best software I have found for black and white.

Best Matt

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Maiwand
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25 Jan 2013 - 10:05 AM

Mono provides a powerful medium for adding impact to this fine shot. Excellent.
Ron

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lonely_oryx
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25 Jan 2013 - 10:39 AM

I prefer the colour one

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Joline
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25 Jan 2013 - 11:49 AM

This is a very fine mono, but the color version is more in keeping with the place.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 12:22 PM

Very powerful mono Anne SmileSmile
Helen

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cats_123
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25 Jan 2013 - 1:10 PM

excellent mono...the mod looks cool too Smile

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 1:20 PM

Good morning, and thanks to all.

A special thanks to Moira for her UA - yaaay!

Anne

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AnneWorner
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25 Jan 2013 - 1:21 PM


Quote: I like it and it is a fine conversion but it does not have the impact of the original colour version.

Albert

Thanks for your time with the mod Albert - appreciated.

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JohnChambersPhotography

It sure does work well in mono good tones and textures well processed.

John

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 2:47 PM

Such a difficult choice as they both have their merits... I'll stick on the fence for the time being. Smile
Ann

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jaymark1
jaymark1  6 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 - 3:33 PM

Looks great in mono,cracking shot.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 5:10 PM

A super quality mono, Anne, but looking back at the colour version (which I nearly missed!) do think I prefer it in colour Wink
Trev Smile

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WhiteRose1
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25 Jan 2013 - 5:51 PM

I think the colour but not a lot in it.

Dave

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lifesnapper
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25 Jan 2013 - 6:29 PM

Yes, this really brings out the textures Anne, but with a comp' like that, how could it ever look bad?

John Smile

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jaktis
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25 Jan 2013 - 6:31 PM

Looks good to me

Peter

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frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 10:09 PM

they both have their merits... in yesterday's version I like the composition of the colors, here the contrast made by the shadow.... one vote each ! Wink

francesco

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JimV
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26 Jan 2013 - 2:04 AM


Quote: This b/w version give the shadows and hamburger signage more prominence. Puts a completely different emphasis on the image. However, I must say that I prefer the colour version, though this verssion definitely merits a click.

Richard

This very closely mirrors my own view Anne, prefer your version to the mod!
Rgds., Jim

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Earbypics
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26 Jan 2013 - 1:15 PM

Excellent capture, brilliant use of light, the essence of photography.

Martin

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ChiliMan
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26 Jan 2013 - 2:37 PM

It does work in BW but I definitely prefer the colour version. The colours are just too beautiful to lose Smile

I thought I'd do a Mod here - a lighter version.

Andrew

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Dave87
Dave87  742 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 4:24 PM

I do enjoy viewing mono work when it's been superbly done - and very much so in this case. Here the author has used the mono zone system to good use - starting with lovely rich blacks and ending in crisp whites. Together with the excellent lighting and subject matter works a real treat for me.

Smashing.

Dave.

Last Modified By Dave87 at 26 Jan 2013 - 4:26 PM

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ChristineD
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26 Jan 2013 - 4:54 PM

A super quality mono

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Source
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26 Jan 2013 - 11:22 PM

A fantastic scene and mono
-source

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 2:00 AM

Thanks all and thanks for the mods, which convince me more than ever that Nik Silver Efex Pro is a fantastic piece of software for mono conversions. Please note that in my version, the area of "Ed's Place" is lighter in tonal value than that of the bricks, all enabled by the ability to selectively used colour filter sliders.

I was hoping someone would take this to an even darker and moodier place than I did Wink

Anne

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 4:46 AM

just wonderful....

thanks a lot 4 the UA Tongue

ollie

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leontari
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27 Jan 2013 - 7:35 AM

Superb mono
Effrossini

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
31 Jan 2013 - 2:02 PM

I think I prefer this to the colour version Anne, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 2:09 PM

Thanks to everyone who stopped by Smile

Anne
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