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Come Closer, Closer

By Kurt42    
Part of a Stavanger shop display

Tags: General Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel Humour and fun

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Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 10:54AM
Very curious!
Nice one! Grin
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jadus 5 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 11:33AM
Very handy!
mrswoolybill Plus
9 968 1494 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 12:07PM
Love this, particularly the random dappled light and shadow - that adds to the mystery.
It occurs to me that b&w could be interesting, I'm off to give it a whirl.
Moira
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
1 Aug 2014 1:46PM
Oh, this is just grand! So mysterious, and a little frightening......
I like Moira's mono mod, too.......even more other worldly.
Kurt42 Plus
13 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 2:06PM

Quote:Love this, particularly the random dappled light and shadow - that adds to the mystery.
It occurs to me that b&w could be interesting, I'm off to give it a whirl.
Moira



Super conversion, I would love to know how you get that realistic grainy look Moira.

Kurt
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
1 Aug 2014 4:35PM
It's hardly enticing, but it's certainly eyecatching.
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dudler Plus
13 451 865 England
1 Aug 2014 5:58PM
That works, especially in Moira's Mono Mod.

I'm guessing Nik Efex, plus some tonal adjustment, and maybe sharpening to bring out the grain?

Does mine look at all similar?
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3512 Canada
1 Aug 2014 8:32PM
Kurt, the original shot is very flat, with no real contrast. When this is addressed, the image starts to show its real potential, as well as the texture in the wall behind, which will convert to a nice noisy bacjground, which then gives you a great place to start with mono.

Take a look at the mod of the original, its really pullin in the levels sliders to meet the graph, and sharpening.



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Kurt42 Plus
13 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 10:59PM

Quote:That works, especially in Moira's Mono Mod.

I'm guessing Nik Efex, plus some tonal adjustment, and maybe sharpening to bring out the grain?

Does mine look at all similar?



Looks similar, though the hand is a bit lighter in moira's version.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 968 1494 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2014 7:45AM
I should have given more details, I'm sorry. I did a bit of work on the colour before converting to b&w - a Levels adjustment to broaden the tonal range, plus added brightness and contrast. (In colour as you uploaded I'm not convinced that it needs it, I like the misty, ghostly, pastel feel. This doesn't need realism. But b&w does need it.)

Then as John surmised, Nik Silver Efex, and I'm afraid I used a short cut to start with. I went to the Film Noir 1 preset, which is fairly extreme in effect, particularly contrast and grain; but I increased grain from 92 to 500 per pixel, did away with the preset burned edge and border, reduced Brightness and Contrast by about 10% each and added about 5% Structure.

Then I remember I had a look at different film types, and I think I may have used Ilford PAN F Plus 50, but still took the grain setting back up to 500.

I made a quick final Levels tweak after that.

The grain is there in the image, it comes from the texture of the paper used as background for the display,
Moira

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