The Tree B&W Processing


Link Posted 25/11/2013 - 09:48
Hi Folks,

the original image was prepped and then converted to B&W using DxO filmpack. Ive tried different "film" settings, which is your favourite and why?

Any other C+C is of course invited






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Link Posted 25/11/2013 - 09:52
For me 3. More contrast and more dramatic sky plus it looks a lot sharper. Did you sharpen it? or was the DxO film grain type finer?
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Link Posted 25/11/2013 - 09:58
Hi Vic,

thanks first two have no added grain 3 has just a touch and more contrast plus sharpening at two different widths, tree is also brighter perhaps also giving the impression of "sharpness"



Link Posted 25/11/2013 - 10:08
Toss up between 1 and 3 for me. In No.1 I prefer the foreground and what looks like rain falling in the right background. No. 3 looks a bit sharper and the clouds have greater drama. On balance, just No. 3 for me. No.2 is definitely the weakest in my opinion.

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Link Posted 25/11/2013 - 21:12
Number 3 for me
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Link Posted 25/11/2013 - 22:28
Number 3 for me too, number 2 second
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Link Posted 25/11/2013 - 22:35
Number 3 is the best for me, it has the best contrasts and impact. The sky is very burned out in number 1 and number 2 does not have the drama.

I'm not 100% convinced about any of the three, my suggestion would be a crop at the bottom to remove some of the foreground and make the tree more prominent.


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Link Posted 26/11/2013 - 09:04
Thanks all.

David you'll be glad to know that the original is quite nicely exposed, it's only been "blown" in processing cause Dxo dosent have any seperate adjustment for highlights and blacks. The reason for this was to try to bring out the tree more. I will give the crop a go later.

Many thanks



Link Posted 26/11/2013 - 10:09
I would go for #3 but agree with David about the crop. I would also crop some off the left side. so the tree is not dead center.
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Link Posted 26/11/2013 - 10:28
Ok last try, getting bored of it now!
btw David I know its not the most interesting image but I posted it mainly to get some feedback on the processing.

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