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blcknspo0ln
12-11-2009, 11:35 AM
Can anyone do a contrasty BW? I can't seem to get it right.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blcknspo0ln/4176232167/sizes/l/

thanks!

thomps6s
12-11-2009, 11:57 AM
I used the Black and White filter in Photoshop CS3. Played with the slider, especially the yellow until i got the tones I wanted, then I used the brightness/contrast filter and added about +85% contrast. Lastly I dodged the midtones in her eyes at 20% added a vignette and cropped slightly from the left side to remove the white blob.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2500/4176279983_d9d91dcb6e_o.jpg

blcknspo0ln
12-14-2009, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the play-by-play. I'm going to tackle this processing once and for all tonight!

shelloflight
12-14-2009, 05:58 PM
my version: no longer exists.

a.hoglen
12-14-2009, 06:33 PM
started to get really noisy on me. I gave up. this is where I got after 5 min.

Next time, loose the towel and i"ll work longer!


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4185539619_c617063239_o.jpg

KC
12-14-2009, 07:54 PM
My take...

http://www.rallydecals.com/kcpics/nsop/blackandwhite.jpg

Ended being close to shawns evidently. :lol:

--kC

ride5000
12-15-2009, 08:08 AM
http://www.ken-gilbert.com/images/4176232167_ecee360265_b.jpg

thechickencow
12-15-2009, 12:13 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4187431505_9aa2d9d4a0_o.jpg

Jbee
12-18-2009, 04:27 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/autox/test.jpg

thechickencow
12-18-2009, 10:36 PM
This is really neat to see everybody's takes on this.

shelloflight
12-18-2009, 10:38 PM
sure would be nice if the person who started this thread stopped back by and said thanks.

blcknspo0ln
01-11-2010, 09:20 PM
whoa, forgot about this thread. thanks for the input guys, I ended up putting off this photo, but yea, definitely cool to see different versions of it.

sevendhappy
03-02-2010, 05:32 PM
I'll give it a go.

http://i46.tinypic.com/14b3wgo.jpg

Kilonad
03-02-2010, 05:44 PM
The reason you can't get it quite right is because your lighting wasn't very contrasty, so any attempts to make the image really contrasty will inevitably result in lots of noise. there's also not much contrast in color. with those two things in mind, i think sevendhappy still did a pretty nice job.

JERM
03-02-2010, 05:49 PM
I thought Shawn's was the best, but it's not as "high contrast" as some of the others.