Using Leica R Lenses on a Sony NEX 5n

Started Nov 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
Jono Slack
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Re: Using Leica R Lenses on a Sony NEX 5n

Hi John

John Roy wrote:

Jono, I had a look through your website and I just loved your B+W Landscapes.

Thank you! - you couldn't be kinder.

I assume you used a program like Silver Efex Pro. Did you apply filtration? How did you get that lovely saturated look?

Well - I'm a simple soul - I do sometimes use Silver Efex Pro, but usually I fiddle about with my very simple method within Aperture (but of course it will work in anything).

1. don't overexpose the original - epecially the sky
2. reduce the Blue luminance a little to make the sky darker.
3. do the bw conversion

4. reduce the blue channel further - this way you can easily make the sky almost black
5. increase the definition in the sky to bring out the detail in the clouds.

I do this 'to taste' but it's basically done differently for every image, making it difficult to have an action to do it.
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