Software for digital b&w

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Winston wrote:I particularly like the two pictures of the kids.
Thanks, Winston. Children are always good subjects because they are usually not self-conscious and often actually want you to take their photo. :)
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I just realized that my photo called "Sunday morning after a hard Saturday night in Shinjuku, Tokyo" was actually taken on B&W film and not on color and then converted to B&W. Sorry.
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I know I'm getting into this thread way late, but I just started using Bibble Pro (free trial) and it had a plug-in that lets you convert using different types of B&W film characteristics, and differing papers to 'print' it on. You can even 'develop' the film and paper at different times using different chemicals. Interesting. Switch from Tri-X to AgfaPan to FP5, to Kodalith, etc.

I never did a lot in B&W. I did some when I knew I couldn't get to a lab, and knew I had to develop and print quickly. Not artsy, photojournalism. Most of the time I just shot color print and printed B&W using Ilford Multigrade. Now, however, since I can play in seconds with what would have taken hours in the lab, I may do bit more of it.

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Another Lightroom conversion...

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A good conversion and such a nice sculpture to tread on which also fits the subject of "Rain crafts, terrain drafts" challenge... :)


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Thanks, Yildiz. I don't think rain had much to do with it. It's the run-off and freezing that has the most effect.
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Hi Winston,

I see but run off water is caused by excessive rain...it's all in the interpretation though. :)

As you wish,

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Nice conversion. The rock on the left side of the shot is persistently attracting my glimpse... can't explain why.
Good shot.
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Winston wrote:Thanks, Yildiz. I don't think rain had much to do with it. It's the run-off and freezing that has the most effect.
Thanks for clarifying. I misunderstood.
Dr. Harout wrote:Nice conversion. The rock on the left side of the shot is persistently attracting my glimpse... can't explain why.
Good shot.
Thanks, Doc. I had the same feeling when I made the exposure.
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I just used Photoscape's grayscale for this one. However I did start with a PP'd in IDC JPEG. I did some manual DRO adjustment as the body is in very heavy shadow and the water reflected the light enough to burn it out.
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Taken with with the Quantaray (Tamron) 70-300 Di LD.

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Turned out well. Thanks for sharing.
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Here's one from the Department of Redundancy Department. :)
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Hardly worth the effort to convert!

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I'm glad to see this thread is still alive. Here are a couple more of my B&W photos.

Man selling street food in Bangkok:

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Hmong children in northern Thailand:

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:D Nice smiles from the kids, Bakubo and that's an interesting face at the fast-food stand. I like the brightness in the first photo's conversion...and the subtle reflections on the street after the rain.


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The zebra is unmistakably very graphical... :)

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