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Old 11-08-2007, 07:46 AM
carpman carpman is offline
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BW conversion

Hello, here is BW conversion i did from D200 raw in BibblePro with Andy BW plugin, save as tif then edited in Gimp to brighten eyes and final smart sharpen.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:22 AM
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Re: BW conversion

Hello, going to critique my own work, sorry if this not correct.

After looking at this conversion i decided i did not like the big grey band at top, and thought more contrast between light and dark side of face would be good.

So here is new version of critiquing myself
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:10 PM
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Re: BW conversion

IMHO, photo is too blury
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:24 PM
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Re: BW conversion

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IMHO, photo is too blury
Thanks for feedback.

I was looking for soft look, but have sharpened eyes and lower lip.

Here is version with dark noise removal layer off, it is little sharper but not much.

It was taken with 85mm 1.8 at f/2 and was trying to get eyes sharp with rest in shallow DOF.
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:36 PM
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Re: BW conversion

Can you post the original and tell us what conversion method you used?
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:14 AM
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Re: BW conversion

Hello, ok here is original plus new version where have increased sharpness and brought the eyes up a bit more.

The main processing and BW conversion was done in BibblePro (raw converter) with BW conversion plugin 'Andy', final retouch and smart sharpening was done in gimp.

The plugin 'Andy' allows you to replicate BW from film processing in that you can choose film type, chemical processing and paper. The settings i used for latest version are:

film type - AgfaPan APX 400
processing - Refinal 5min 68F
paper - Kodak AZO grade 2

more info on plug in here

http://nexi.com/156


many thanks
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:17 AM
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Re: BW conversion

opps New BW version did not upload so here is it.
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:55 AM
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Re: BW conversion

Very nice conversion. I used Photoshop and got about the same results except a little sharper and more lighting on the left side of the baby's face.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:43 AM
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Re: BW conversion

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Very nice conversion. I used Photoshop and got about the same results except a little sharper and more lighting on the left side of the baby's face.
Thanks for feedback, nice job with your conversion, it is little sharper in places but for me making right side of face brighter also blows highlights on left side, bridge of nose and little area of forehead!

If you look at my first version you can see it is lighter, i prefer the darker version and the difference in sharpness is not that much that i am going to worry.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:58 AM
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Re: BW conversion

I must stop playing with this image

Here is the final version but with a filter that replicates the 'orton effect' it is different and can't make up my mind if i like it, but keep finding myself drawn it!

It sort of grows on you.


Orton effect


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