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05-15-2010, 06:44 AM   #1
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Trying my hand on PP
Lens: DA 18-250@250mm Camera: K-x ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F6.7 

One of the shots today, I tried converting it to B&W and mess around the exposure and contrast a bit, but worried that I might have over done a little bit on the exposure part and lose out too much detail, originally aimed at reducing the unwanted backgroup detail.



So what you guys think?

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Er...no comment?
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about as mediocre as 97.5% of any of the other snapshots on this site,so don't worry.
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Well,

I think if you are looking for input on PP, could probably make it a tad sharper, draw focus on eyes....

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about as mediocre as 97.5% of any of the other snapshots on this site,so don't worry.
Honest and straight forward, Thanks for that.
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Well,

I think if you are looking for input on PP, could probably make it a tad sharper, draw focus on eyes....
Thanks for the comment! Will try mess around with it a little more.
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Glad you didn't take it personally,try looking at the work of greats like Adams,Bresson,Helmut Newton,Karsh
or currently Vincent Versace.His website Vincent Versace .com has a lot of tips.Also Niksoftware .com have free webinars on B&W using there Silver effects software.And don't forget Photography is a subjective field,one mans meat is another mans poison.Good luck.
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good capture, I love it. no more detail needed. maybe you left too much space on top

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Tried my hand at PP

Quick and dirty edit but maybe closer to what you saw.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elpolodiablo Quote
originally aimed at reducing the unwanted backgroup detail.
You're not going to be able to separate the dark gun from the dark area behind it.
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this is as good as can be.
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Ah imho there are still some things that can be done to it, based on taste of course. Making it sharper will give it that gritty look of a soldier....the b/w conversion can be turned a little yellow to give an impression of an old picture, add a little vignetting that gives it an old film camera look...
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