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Girl on the Promenade

By accipiter  
Many thanks to all of you who CC'd on my last upload. I hope you have all had a wonderful celebration of the new year.
I have plenty of Africa pictures to come but thought I would try a little change - these were taken a couple of weeks ago at Blue Anchor Bay. I really just went for a walk with my grandchilren so was not carrying a tripod. The light was very low but the sky dramatic and I thought I could get a couple of high ISO shots with lots of grain to convert to black and white and underexposed to simplify color tones. The reflected light in the evening sky from Minehead town seemed to add a touch of mystery and excitement. Vi was composed to include the girl leaning on the promenade gazing out to sea. V2 was taken a bit earlier on the beach also looking toward Minehead and is entitled 'Two'.
I took several shots of which these are probably the best, but when I converted to black and white and increased the contrast I got heavy moire type vertical banding in the dark ares of the sky on both sides. I would appreciate any advice as to why this occurred - next time I will of course capture in Black and white rather than converting, although in the past I have been happy to convert as I then have at least two options for the image.
Hope you like them. A

Tags: Landscape and travel Blue Anchor BaySunset Somerset Light Promenade People

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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
12 Jan 2013 10:05AM
I recognised Minehead in the distance immediately, Arthur, so good to see it again Smile Two lovely images. Carol

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 10:22AM
wonderful comp and light belting sky v2 for me today love the colours and tones a cracker nice one Wink
andy
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
12 Jan 2013 10:24AM
Love them all!
debu 6 India
12 Jan 2013 10:29AM
Lovely set of images.
debu
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 10:44AM
I'm strongly biased towards colour at any time but have to say, think something is lost with the mono. It's those delicate tones in V1 and V2 which really tick the boxes with V2 being perhaps just that bit even more appealing.

Ann
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 10:56AM
V1 for me a cracker of a shot .
rob
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 11:15AM
I can't answer the question you pose, but I can admire your shots from an rather threatening day weatherwise: like Ann, I feel V 2 has the greatest impact, more detail in the clouds retained compared to V 3.
Shall come back later to see if anyone has answered your query.
Ronnie.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
12 Jan 2013 11:36AM
V2 is so very beautiful, it tops the mono by a mile.
In answer to your question this article my help:
Quote:Banding is caused by the failure of an algorithm during an image conversion, such as switching to a new color mode. If too many near-identical image tones spread out farther than its computational area, the algorithm can fail, and the conversion may produce tonal edges called bands. To eliminate banding, use the Add Noise filter to add pixel variation to adjacent tones.

http://www.graphics.com/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=371
It is a very informative article by Doug Nelson.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
12 Jan 2013 12:14PM
v1 for me, Arthur, the noise/grain adds to the atmosphere. A lovely lead in, and beautiful pastel colours, the glow of the town lights being the cream. Smile

Dave
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
12 Jan 2013 1:36PM
These are all superb and worthy of their own uploads.

Ken
Tibetan 4 3 England
12 Jan 2013 2:32PM
I have always found for black and white it is best to shoot in that mode, I also found banding converting from colour so try to avoid doing it unless bright strong colours, then it's not so bad! low light brings problems for me anyway. I like V1. and the rail leading to the girl works very well, like the sky and nice colours, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin plus I agree with Ken.Grin
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
12 Jan 2013 2:43PM

Quote:V2 is so very beautiful, it tops the mono by a mile.
In answer to your question this article my help: Banding is caused by the failure of an algorithm during an image conversion, such as switching to a new color mode. If too many near-identical image tones spread out farther than its computational area, the algorithm can fail, and the conversion may produce tonal edges called bands. To eliminate banding, use the Add Noise filter to add pixel variation to adjacent tones.
http://www.graphics.com/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=371
It is a very informative article by Doug Nelson.


Three super shots Arthur and I did not know the answer to your query so I am pleased to read Jolines comment.
Ron
12 Jan 2013 4:00PM
Thanks to all for the cc's and special thanks to Joline for such an informative article explaining my problem with the banding. A
12 Jan 2013 4:47PM
V3 for me although I would crop off most of the sky
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
12 Jan 2013 5:54PM
Strong composition and beautiful tones.
Rende
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 9:46PM
I really like v2 here Arthur - reminds me of a quiet beach I know well on the Yorkshire coast SmileSmile
Helen
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
13 Jan 2013 10:35AM
V1 and v2 are two excellent examples of the coast in winter, the composition in v1 where you've used the curve of the seawall as a lead in particularly appeals
13 Jan 2013 4:22PM
V2 it is this time. Smile Beautiful compositions in both, V1 and V2,
Johanna
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
13 Jan 2013 8:23PM
A lovely bending line in v1

Peter

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