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FSU Merchant Navy
Posted By: Trawlerman, 02-15-2007, 11:31 PM

Here is a shot of a large FSU bulk carrier.

Taken in colour and converted to B&W using Photoshop v6.00 using the channel mixer method.




and the same vessel done in a split-toned b&W/colour image


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02-16-2007, 03:18 AM   #2
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I really like the second shot. The boat just pops out of the picture.
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Is the ship empty? The boat looks like it could do a backflip. I too liked the second shot.
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i think both of them are a bit sloppy. i do like the ship itself.

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Is the ship empty? The boat looks like it could do a backflip. I too liked the second shot.
Yes, the vessel was in ballast having just offloaded her cargo of coal in Hull Docks.
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i think both of them are a bit sloppy. i do like the ship itself.
I agree that the second one could have done with a little extra work on it. Having said that, this was my first shot at doing a split colour/b&w shot in photoshop and considering I did it just by experimentation alone I was quite happy with the results.

The first shot is a little busy in the background what with all the chimneys and cranes etc but hey this is the River Humber, one of the busiest waterways in the world and I can hardly do anything about that can I?
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Looking at them again, the first shot has that I don't know how to put it - antique feel? I'm beginning to really like it.

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Here is the original colour version of this image.......
It's quite colourful but a tad distracting and although the colours are correct they don't seem right. Don't see many vessels with a red/white superstructure.

The bit of vignetting is a touch distracting as well. I much prefer the B&W conversion.

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I'll be blunt... the color original is better! The black and whites are too grainy, and the B&W/Color image is too washed out! :ugh:
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