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By TOTON2017
This is a photograph of a coin.

Tags: Black and white Coin

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banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4141 Canada
17 Feb 2020 5:27PM
Its a good close up shot Toton, especially with a 55mm lens.

You have good depth and detail with the small aperture, - and I assume with the slow shutter the camera was well supported.

A very old coin, 1904, and I'm not sure if it was silver at that time as it is now.

Its a little dark on my screen, and part of that is the profile used is B+W rather than sRGB, - sRGB is the web standard, and browsers will display this profile properly, and a little brighter. Make sure your post processing programme save the edited image with the sRGB colour profile.

I have uploaded a mod with this done, applied some sharpening and contrast, increased exposure, and cropped a little tighter, - it makes the coin stand out a little more?

Hope this is helpful,



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dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 679 England
17 Feb 2020 8:29PM
Good feedback from Willie.

There's more I could say.

However,as you've put this in the Critique Gallery it would be good to know what you're not happy with here so that we can be specific with our help and suggestions.
18 Feb 2020 12:46PM
In case if I want to take photo in black and white then what should be done, please advise.
dudler Plus
16 1.2k 1670 England
18 Feb 2020 4:42PM
There are good conversion possibilities in Photoshop, and presumably other editing software. Personally, I tend to use Nik Efex, a plugin - but there's no reason to do so, and it's not cheap.

With some caemra systems, there's the option to save JPG files in monochrome - I feel that the Sony black-and-white images are rather good, and possibly better than most. But conversion from a RAW file gives you more control, and more options.

In particular, you can get the effect of using a colour filter and black-and-white film, by chosing option in the conversion. This allows you to make any given colour in the image lighter or darker.

You should always check the tonal range after conversion - Willie has done this in his modification, and increased contrast, giving the image more impact.

The more you tell us, the more we can help you. Google translate can be very helpful, too, if English isn't your first language.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 679 England
18 Feb 2020 5:04PM
If you want to take a black and white image, first take it in colouir and use software to convert it afterwards.

The reason is that you have much greater control over the result than choosing a camera setting (which is only one computer programmer's idea).
With a colour original, you still have all the digital information to work with for tonal manipulation.

Once converted, adjust brightness and contrast if necessary or desired. You may need or want to lighten or darken specific areas in the image.

Does the end result make for a strong image? Not all subjects translate well to black and white.

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