All the posts showing off B&W shots has inspired me. Yesterday, a very cold, finger throbbing, day I drove to Bayonne, New Jersey to do a little shooting. The weather was bleak and I shot using film simulation bracketing with Dig Neg Standard and B&W. This scene didn't lend itself to punchy colors. Although the Dig Neg Standard profile was the best for the colored profiles I found that it did lend itself better to a B&W conversion than playing with the original jpeg B&W.
Below are a few shot converted to B&W using Topaz B&W Effects using varied settings. All shot with the 18-55 zoom and XE1. Originals look much better than compressed.
Can you believe they get $13 in tolls to cross this bridge?
|New York Sunset From Staten Island Ferry by wam7|
from Sunrise/Sunset in the City
|Criss Crossing Alice Tully Hall by Michael L NYC 99|
from Light Trails