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Cape Disappointment
Lens: DA 16-45 Camera: K100DS Photo Location: Washington ISO: 200 Aperture: F19 
Posted By: slowpez, 01-19-2011, 09:43 AM

The aperture was F18 and shutter speed 1/50s
Here is the B&W conversion some suggested. I'm rather new at this conversion method and it was converted using the color photo I downloaded earlier - not from the original.
Let me know what you think. Thanks, Susan

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01-19-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
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It is definitely a nice shot. On my monitor (uncalibrated), it appears to have a blue/grey tint to it. However, I have never made a b/w conversion from a color pic, so it might look the way it is supposed to.
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Thanks Tom and you are right. I used a dark blue tint in the solid color layer. Too much or would another color have been better?
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Hey Susan. I really don't mind the blue tint here. However, it seems like the lighthouse isn't really popping. Please take my suggestion with a grain of salt because I still am trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing when it comes to photography, but here's a suggestion. I darkened the blues in the sky, used the brushes in LR3 to bump up the exposure about 1/2 stop on the lighthouse, and created a little vignetting to try to bring more focus on the lighthouse. I'm sure there are better ways to do things, but maybe this will give you some new ideas. Hope you don't mind my attempt.


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Thanks for the suggestions Barry and I don't mind your having a go. Like the way bumping up the exposure on the lighthouse looks but the sky looks a little blown to me now with some of the details missing. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and dig out the original and have another go.
Appreciate your input. Susan
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You're right about the blown details in the sky. Whoops. Thanks for letting me have a go. I get to learn in the process too.

Still love the photo!
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The sky looks good in your conversion, Susan, but I agree with Barry that if you could brighten the light a bit then the shot would be improved. Easier said than done -- for me, anyway.
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Thanks Tamia, easier said than done for me also but, on these blah days we seem to be having, it at least gives me something to play around with.

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Very cool - and I like the blue tint. I love to do B&W conversions but I've never been interested in tints. Your shot makes me want to do some re-thinking.

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Blue tint's fine for me too - it adds interest.
The contrast is quite strong, yet at the same time there seems to be an HDR effect that looks quite evident by the haloing around the lighthouse. It's tending to look a little unnatural as a result, but otherwise a very pleasant scene and capture.
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QuoteOriginally posted by slowpez Quote
Thanks Tom and you are right. I used a dark blue tint in the solid color layer. Too much or would another color have been better?
No, not too much. I just wasn't sure if the blue tint was what I "should" see. Personally, I like the blue tint.
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I prefer the original. Very beatiful image Susan. I may have cropped the tree of on the bottom left. Cheers JIMBO
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I prefer the high contrast version with the brighter lighthouse and the vignette. I also agree about the halo-ing from the HDR. Otherwise, though it's a wonderful image. I also like the 3 figures by the railing.
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OK guys, talk to me about the halo-ing from the HDR. I don't see it and I didn't do any HDR. Is it the clouds behind the light that you are referring too?
Jim, I did crop out the tree at one time but then stuck it back in because it kind of pointed toward the light. I'll have another look at it though. Takes me more than one look to figure out what I like. Comes with age.
Jer, I use the Gorman method most of the time for my conversions and it requires a tint. Not very good at it yet.
Thank you everyone for your comments and critique. Helpful as always.
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