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Discussion in 'B&W' started by Nick.k, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Nick.k

    Nick.k Well-Known Member

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    Typical views close to home, taken this afternoon while out on a stroll. X100 red filter
    I'm very new to black and white so please feel free to advise / criticise.
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  2. Lisa

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    I like your composition. I would have tried playing with the sky more in post to get some details. Maybe pop the contrast a tad too. But of course, it's not my pic. I have found that the best critique comes from within. Do what pleases your mind, emotions, spirit, whatever....
     
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    I shoot RAW + Jpeg in BW to see if the image is good in monochrome. If so, I will process the RAW file as you can get much more detail and drama from it. For me, the in camera conversion is just a starting point. I use Lightroom.
     
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    Thanks both for the advice.
    I don't yet have any post processing software. I've used my budget on the camera so purchasing is out for the moment (I'd rather stay away from cloud based stuff too). I have been looking at open source offers but I note that no one seems to talk about them here. Perhaps a subject for a thread in post processing?
     
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    I think you did a good job in this shot, agree maybe try something with the sky. I am on my win 10 laptop now, but on my linux one I have both Darktable and Rawtherapee, which both are very good even though I am still learning it.
     
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    While I also use Darktable and Rawtherapee on Linux, they are both also available for Windows and macOS. I am still somewhat of a beginner at post-processing, but these two programs offer many options and capabilities. As a Linux-devotee they are my only choices (well, there's also Lightzone, but I haven't played with it nearly as much).

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    Thanks Rob
    I installed Darktable yesterday...so a good bit of learning to do now!
     

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