Some dramatic black and whites

Started Jan 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Gompie Regular Member • Posts: 472
Re: A very nice set of photos

Jouko wrote:

and I find these tones well suited for the context - for me the brownish sepia gives a timeless feeling.

If you were after more dramatic appearance, I think a cooler, more neutral black tone would have been a better match. But the appearance would have been very much different.

PS. Have you tried the bw-conversion of Capture1? I do most of my stuff with it, only minimal (or sometimes quite aggressive) pp elsewhere (photoshop, ACDsee, some other programs). For me the C1 gives enough parameters to adjust the tonality within the grayscale and color - graytone match in the photo and in the outcome (like sepia-toning).

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Thanks Jouko,

Yes. I tried the b/w conversion within Capture1. Which is by the way my favorite raw convertor for Olympus. The b/w conversion is very flexible and useful.
I'm still learning Capture1. I just bought it a month ago after using it as a trial for a month.
NIK Silver Efex has a lot of presets which can give you a sense of direction on which you can experiment further and adjust them to your own taste. This gives you a good starting point.

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