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Posted By: Kerrowdown, 09-15-2015, 01:32 PM

A quick shot for rod_grant, as ancestors of his (Clan Grant) had time there back in the late 1500s.

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Like a painting. Nice photo. I really enjoy stuff like this.
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Nice "vintage style" almost b&w rendering, I sometime prefer these because they are more eyes-friendly and give sharper results, lots of nowdays photos are over-saturated, it's a question of taste
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Thanks Kerrowdown.
It looks great with the lack of colour (grey day was it?)
I think we took possession in 1509, but not sure, and that we blew it up as we left 1692, to prevent any remaining Jacobites from using it.
I am not sure but the Jacobites the Grant's didn't want to use it were possibly also Grants. We fought on both sides! and not only during the Jacobite uprising either.

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creatively composed... fine 'mood' pic.... dave m
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Like a painting. Nice photo. I really enjoy stuff like this.
Thanks very much.
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Nice "vintage style" almost b&w rendering
Thanks it's a B&W image with cool gold and rich gold toning.
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grey day was it?
No it was a changeable day but I just thought the coloured version did nothing for the image.

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reatively composed... fine 'mood' pic
Thank you.
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No it was a changeable day but I just thought the coloured version did nothing for the image.
Yes I agree, anyway even on sunny days, you usually get lower saturation when light source is facing you +/- 90, B&W is a nice option in this case, but I like to tweak light curves in LR to give a warmer aspect even if it is cloudy, like on this one taken on a cloudy day :



It often over expose clouds and renders a white sky, but that's also what I've often seen on old B&W film photos.
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tweak light curves in LR to give a warmer aspect
I tend to like a bit more punch to my B&W like below, the first image on this thread was a bit on the tame side for me.
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I tend to like a bit more punch to my B&W like below, the first image on this thread was a bit on the tame side for me.
Yess, great one ! But you must have a secret tip to get this warm white and dark blue effect^^ It gives a vintage B&W rendering.

Let me guess, do you tweak RGB curves separatly and change global T ?

ATM I don't touch my b&w "colors" but if I would, I thik I would first try to just change T (warmer) and maybe soften to give an old photo paper aspect, maybe adding some uncolored noise...

This is the magic of b&w, you can go very sharp and contrasted without messing colors, I find them more artistic, even without any tweaking.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
I tend to like a bit more punch to my B&W like below, the first image on this thread was a bit on the tame side for me.
Wow KD I think that is quite good.
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Beautiful view - great location, needs a little TLC
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Go on then...

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do you tweak RGB curves separatly and change global T
No it's actually very simple thing to do... a B&W conversion with split toning, saved as a preset, so it's just a one button click, it's become kind of a Kerrowdown B&W signature style look for me.

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