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Merlin

By csurry  
Not sure that the full effect is visible here in the file, so I may need to post the original.

Anyway, was playing as you do with B&W conversion and wondered what happened if you blended a B&W layer with the original. So 60% B&W (Tri Max 100 sim.) blended Multiply.

19:30 - Version 2 now added. Obviously I cropped slightly to reduce the effect of the person popping in to frame bottom left on V1, so not exactly the same composition, but close enough to see the difference in colouring.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Post Lichen Merlin Pets and captive animals Mush Falco columbarius

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Hi, I like this. Can't comment on the layers/blending as I can't see the orginal, but the colours look natural here, not manipulated. I like that it's been taken from a different viewpoint and I like the rain in the shot too.

Vinai

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 7:27PM
This is lovely. Overlaying a black and white top layer and changing the blending mode is a tip I was given some time ago - very useful. V1 is the more dramatic I think.
Like it V1 for me
Superb its V1 for me well done.

Ray
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
2 Nov 2010 8:38PM
I love this shot its excellent. V1 for me
csurry 14 9.2k 92
2 Nov 2010 8:40PM
Thanks all.

I'm sure I've tried this before Lynne as well, but it really seemed to make a difference on this file. Now I'm not saying that the same effect was not possible in another way, e.g. maybe an 'S' curve, but it definitely had a positive effect in my eye on this image.
Karrol 8 29 England
2 Nov 2010 9:14PM
V1 - works very well.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
2 Nov 2010 11:07PM
Another fine study Cheryl and falling snow ! Ron.
2 Nov 2010 11:30PM
A great wild life shot, and the raindrops add a magic too
User_Removed 6 10 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 3:27PM
I like the effect cheryl.... and I really like the space around the bird.
Dave
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 5:18PM
An absolute cracker. The clarity on the bird is superb
csurry 14 9.2k 92
3 Nov 2010 7:43PM
Thanks all.

Definitely a technique to consider on some files. Just need to establish some personal parameters of when it might work best. It seems particularly to have enhanced the contrast in the greys, of which the picture has a lot. So I think I will experiment on the next few images, but load as V1 whichever I prefer rather than always the blended one first.

Sorry, rambling, been a long day - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

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