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I think this looks ok in colour but rubbish in mono why
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The vibrance of colour is more attractive to the eye.
However, you've got an interesting subject with lots of shapes and textures so the ingredients for a good mono are there.
The toning you've applied is attractive, but the mono conversion itself is muddy and lacking in contrast, which toning can exacerbate.
You sometimes have to be extreme with the colour channels and the Curves control for contrast in mono.
I have seen you do some quite contrasty mono work in the past which looks good so I can't see why you didn't apply that here.
i'll have a go at a mod.
thanks for crit and mods
Some scenes suit mono more than others, but for this one, comparing side by side, the eye will go right to the red colour.
Just because the image has a range of strong colours, doesn necessarily mean it has a good range of tones that can look good converted to mono. Tones being variations in colours, like a greyscale is to black and white.
I have attempted a mod, its a much darker mood that whats done so far, so it is possible using duo-tones to enhance tones.
No your right.
With just a little more detail in the reds. But I still like the colour best too.
nal range and of interest. The sepia version is less so. The sepia is a sickly yellow brown, nearer yellow. Not a terribly pleasant colour. Sepia always looks best, and retains a decent tonal range if the brown component is a very dark brown.
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