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This is an accidental photo. I dug up an old photo, played layers on PS, and then I thought what it would look like as B&W. Without flatten the layers, I went straight to B&W layer, it came out like this. It still kept some colour but lost most of the blue. I don't know why, you might be able to tell meSmile.. I gave up the idea of B&W, it seemed that he was more standing out with a bit colour. I'll put the coloured version on MOD for you to have a look... Thanks for looking, all comments, criticisms are welcome.
He was building a big wheel in Basel. I quite the smoke...Grin

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Oct 2011 - 2:17 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:At work
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:26 Jan 2013 - 11:55 PM
Tags:General, Man smoke, Roof, Window
Votes:Voting Disabled
Unique Views:40
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nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 12:47 AM

Nice, I like it, and it is much better than the original.

Hermanus  3 South Africa
27 Jan 2013 - 4:24 AM

A great image you have created here Jasmine SmileGrinGrin

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 7:27 AM

The desaturated version does look Better Jasmine. I like the steamy breath.

27 Jan 2013 - 9:25 AM

I agree, it's much better.

NDODS Plus Member 54347 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 9:27 AM

The modification seems very harsh whilst the original is very soft, although not much work is getting done..

Regards Nathan Grin

leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
27 Jan 2013 - 9:28 AM

Quote: Nice, I like it, and it is much better than the original.

It works very well as mono Jasmine

Tibetan  3 England
27 Jan 2013 - 10:01 AM

I think it's fine like it! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 11:16 AM

Like the smoke yes it adds to the atmosphere. and the colour works well amongst the mono image. This is a great idea for other images you might have Jasmine- the experiment works for me. but the smoke makes it. Paul

paulbroad  8108 forum posts United Kingdom954 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 12:40 PM

The colour original is heavily under exposed, I assume as you wanted to retain the back light halo. The part desaturated version is much better and stops just short of loosing contrast. He looks to be using a mobile phone. Yes, good candid and an interesting treatment which has made something worth while from the original.


Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 - 12:52 PM

Well spotted and captured, Jasmine.


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