Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gateways

New York, New York

 
New York, New York

6 comments:

Ernest Theisen said...

I really like these B&Ws. Can I do that with my Pany G5?

Carl said...

Hi Ernie,

You can do exactly the same thing if you've got Photoshop. I'm using the HSL/grayscale panel in Adobe Camera RAW. If you are using Lightroom, ACR is what's under the hood so you can do the same thing but with a different interface. Scroll back to the "Fixing Park Avenue" post for more detail on how I'm working to do mono from digital capture. How are things in Hawaii? We're not scheduled to hit freezing all day today--from the wrong side.

Ernest Theisen said...

I have Photoshop. I will give it a go. Things are fine here. Having a great Thanksgiving. Raining a bit this morning.

Carl said...

Ernie, two main tips. Be sure to work with RAW captures so you start out with a maximum of data. Next, use the ACR controls to get the best result you can, especially correct White Balance, *before* you convert to mono. Then tweak the sliders for best possible look in mono.

Markus said...

Convincing B&W, Carl - but what withheld you to try it with the G3 already? Of course, the dynamic range was not as good, but at least the garish color casts that I sometimes found in extreme highlights, did of course not matter at all.
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Carl said...

Markus, sure, could do the same approach with the G3, I just never got around to it. And didn't need to "trick myself" into seeing in b&w for the theaters.