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Several of you wanted to see a mono version of this.
It was a bugger to get right. I hope you like it. Btw, Nik software rocks. Those colour sliders make the impossible possible.
Thanks for looking,
(I'm allowing modifications on this - if anyone wants to have a go, download the colour image from the prior upload!)
These are modifications uploaded by other members of the photo above. Download the photo by right clicking Download Photo and clicking Save As.
Looks very good in b&w. Great job of the conversion........Sandy
Muy buena foto..
You got it right excellently Anne A lovely image !!
I LOVE the colors of the original and so I couldn't imagine liking a mono conversion.
Boy, was I wrong. This is a fantastically dramatic B&W. Moira was right to suggest it and you did a great job of processing.
Well converted, Anne, but I do prefer the warmth of the colour version. Carol
I like mono even better!
This b/w version give the shadows and hamburger signage more prominence. Puts a completely different emphasis on the image. However, I must say that I prefer the colour version, though this verssion definitely merits a click.
Ed stars again
I like it and it is a fine conversion but it does not have the impact of the original colour version.
Yay! (As our daughter would say... ) This is precisely what I had in mind. Suddenly that tree shadow gets really predatory. We are definitely not coming in peace...
I had the colour version shortlisted, I love it, but this is where my heart lies.
Superb punchy mono.
And I agree completely about the software!
This fabulous Ann, glad you did the mono, yes Nik is the best software I have found for black and white.
Mono provides a powerful medium for adding impact to this fine shot. Excellent.
I prefer the colour one
This is a very fine mono, but the color version is more in keeping with the place.
Very powerful mono Anne
excellent mono...the mod looks cool too
Good morning, and thanks to all.
A special thanks to Moira for her UA - yaaay!
Quote: I like it and it is a fine conversion but it does not have the impact of the original colour version.
Thanks for your time with the mod Albert - appreciated.
It sure does work well in mono good tones and textures well processed.
Such a difficult choice as they both have their merits... I'll stick on the fence for the time being.
Looks great in mono,cracking shot.
A super quality mono, Anne, but looking back at the colour version (which I nearly missed!) do think I prefer it in colour
I think the colour but not a lot in it.
Yes, this really brings out the textures Anne, but with a comp' like that, how could it ever look bad?
Looks good to me
they both have their merits... in yesterday's version I like the composition of the colors, here the contrast made by the shadow.... one vote each !
Quote: This b/w version give the shadows and hamburger signage more prominence. Puts a completely different emphasis on the image. However, I must say that I prefer the colour version, though this verssion definitely merits a click.
This very closely mirrors my own view Anne, prefer your version to the mod!
Excellent capture, brilliant use of light, the essence of photography.
It does work in BW but I definitely prefer the colour version. The colours are just too beautiful to lose
I thought I'd do a Mod here - a lighter version.
I do enjoy viewing mono work when it's been superbly done - and very much so in this case. Here the author has used the mono zone system to good use - starting with lovely rich blacks and ending in crisp whites. Together with the excellent lighting and subject matter works a real treat for me.
A super quality mono
A fantastic scene and mono
Thanks all and thanks for the mods, which convince me more than ever that Nik Silver Efex Pro is a fantastic piece of software for mono conversions. Please note that in my version, the area of "Ed's Place" is lighter in tonal value than that of the bricks, all enabled by the ability to selectively used colour filter sliders.
I was hoping someone would take this to an even darker and moodier place than I did
thanks a lot 4 the UA
I think I prefer this to the colour version Anne, regards leon.
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