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Posted By: creampuff, 03-29-2009, 05:56 AM

Hopefully not too boring a subject. Appreciate your comments on the B&W conversion. Image being considered as cover jacket for a book.

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03-29-2009, 05:57 AM   #2
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Good detail - I like it , could almost be a shot of eggs.
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This photo looks very professional to me. I like the conversion and the retention of detail. Do you mind if I ask how you did it?

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If did I translate correctly, this photo would be used in what that to the book? Poetry? Photo I like, fully professional work.

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Very nice picture, i like it
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Oh, Denis, such a rich and beautiful BW image. And far from boring, it reminds me of a Neil Diamond song called 'Stones.' "Stones would play inside her head and where she slept they made her bed...and she would ache for love and get but stones..."

I don't think I need to say more. One small point: you may find when you blow up the image that some small points of white draw undue attention upon themselves and you may want to consider cloning them out. But I do like the natural look best in most cases.


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Listening to: Solar Fields - The stones are not too busy

That aside, I have a poster on my wall that looks very much like your photo. Stones lying around in similar fashion except that the stones have faint blue hue. I would swap the poster with this one any day to get some fresh look on my wall.
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Thanks everyone.
It's for an anthology of short stories.
The original image was converted to B&W in using calculations method in overlay mode. Mode then changed and adjustment layers done to adjust overall density and add a slight tone. A touch of dodge and burn to adjust highlights and shadow density. Minor USM applied.

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Great picture. Maybe a littlebit more contrast will make it better.
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Dennis, this image has great texture and good pattern to reveal the vision you have
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
Hopefully not too boring a subject. Appreciate your comments on the B&W conversion. Image being considered as cover jacket for a book.
Not boring at all! Love the conversion, especially the tones you chose!
03-30-2009, 06:37 PM   #12
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I like it Denis, not boring at all. It's the kind of image that you can go back to again and again.
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On the contrary, it entices the eye and make it linger. There is a sense of tranquility and stability. The only thing I can suggest is to brighten up the midtone just a tad. Nice job.
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I like it... looks 3D to me.


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