Original or B&W Preset: Which Do You Prefer??

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Blind Bill
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Original or B&W Preset: Which Do You Prefer??
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I'd like to hear opinions on these images. The first is the original. The second is a B&W preset on Luminar called Americana. Preference?? Though I like the color in the original I am drawn to the 'Gritty' feel of the processed one.

Original

B&W Preset

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LeicaEye
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The color is more interesting. For B&W imho a more contrasty finish would offer more impact..   L

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tripleC
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Diffently color

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GrahamB52
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I prefer the original colour. The b&w preset is not completely b&w on my screen, it still shows a slightly blue colour in the chaps(?) hanging on the wall and some brown in the vertical timber.

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EarthMurmurs Regular Member • Posts: 471
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I prefer the original, as the jeans pop more than in the second shot. I would probably dial down the orange saturation a touch though.

Not sure why the second shots filter is considered black and white.

Gangster Chicken
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GrahamB52 wrote:

I prefer the original colour. The b&w preset is not completely b&w on my screen, it still shows a slightly blue colour in the chaps(?) hanging on the wall and some brown in the vertical timber.

I was thinking that exact same thing on my screen but I wasn't 100% sure whether it was my eyes that needed popping out and replacing with new ones, lol.

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Joegoodz New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Original or B&W Preset: Which Do You Prefer??

I personally prefer the B&W Preset. Shows a bit more detail and grittiness.

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