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11-10-2010, 10:04 PM

also here: http://ken-gilbert.com/nsop/re-edits/IMG_7394.CR2
hopefully you can pull down the CR2 from that link, if not i'll get Ken to help me in the morning.

basically the point of this is to see how everyone would edit this shot as a Black & White! or as Ken might say, make is shades of gray. :D

here is the link to how i did it: http://newschoolofphotography.com/lightbox-sharing-critique/27837-b-w-my-continued-attempt-doing-good-conversion.html

i added another RAW file, this one is of a girl in a shower, shot with an A900 the night i had a battery die and forgot to bring my backup. have fun playing with it as well. :D

11-10-2010, 11:17 PM
Good you got it uploaded. Here's a quick one.

11-10-2010, 11:47 PM

Thanks for the play Dan. I don't have people shots and it was good to try a conversion ta.

11-11-2010, 08:11 AM
I'll hit it tonight ;)

11-11-2010, 09:45 AM
I like the contrast on Jay's alot.

11-11-2010, 09:10 PM
I added a second file to the first post to play with :devil:

11-12-2010, 08:24 AM
Dan, haven't had a chance to play yet, been working on some paid stuffs ;) tonight I'm all yours big boy. We'll see what I come up with.

11-12-2010, 08:43 AM
:devil: that sounds dirty, i kinda like it :lol:

11-12-2010, 03:37 PM
How I'd do it:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5170311318_2cd4df6a83_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericdaley/5170311318/)

oh and.. yea I took your shower in a dif direction :P

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5170311356_d771a60352_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericdaley/5170311356/)

11-12-2010, 03:51 PM
i <3 this thread. already with three submissions there are three way different versions. its cool to see where the shot can be taken. so far i like them all.

MOAR!!! get to it people, i want to see more versions :D

11-13-2010, 09:33 AM
I of course like mine, but I like Eric's too. I just prefer harsher. Erics is smoother.

11-13-2010, 10:27 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5172086972_37a987ca17_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ken-gilbert/5172086972/)
IMG_7394-1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ken-gilbert/5172086972/) by k.a. gilbert (http://www.flickr.com/people/ken-gilbert/), on Flickr

lightroom only

Glass Man
11-15-2010, 08:04 PM
Here's my version, done in CS4:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1007/5180491352_1fd7f9228f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_coak/5180491352/)
B &amp; W Conversion of DanM's picture (http://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_coak/5180491352/) by Craig Coak, aka Glass Man (http://www.flickr.com/people/craig_coak/), on Flickr

11-15-2010, 08:08 PM
Oh I like this Craig. Very nice. Very flattering for the model indeed.

Glass Man
11-15-2010, 08:18 PM

For what it's worth, her lips were quite pale when I made the main B & W conversion, so I removed them from the mask and made a separate conversion for just the lips to make them stand out a bit more...

11-17-2010, 12:19 AM
Boredom set it for me tonight so I thought I'd give both your pics a go around.




Glass Man
11-17-2010, 08:37 PM
And my play with the 2nd pic...

in Color:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1133/5186156844_d989ae9356_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_coak/5186156844/)
DanM's Pic - Color version (http://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_coak/5186156844/) by Craig Coak, aka Glass Man (http://www.flickr.com/people/craig_coak/), on Flickr

and in B&W:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1024/5186156776_c7e61df5ff_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_coak/5186156776/)
DanM's Pic - B &amp; W version (http://www.flickr.com/photos/craig_coak/5186156776/) by Craig Coak, aka Glass Man (http://www.flickr.com/people/craig_coak/), on Flickr