What do you like best Black and white


Link Posted 02/09/2013 - 13:26
The halo is caused by the feathered brush strokes around the edge of the blurred and sharp sections not being precise enough. Its either a duplicate layer that's blurred and then the eraser is used to reveal the sharp car underneath, or a mask is used - the result is the same I guess.

Its a tricky one to pull off because the out of focus area is quite extreme and the car is very sharp - the dividing line between is always going to be very fine. It may be possible with a finer brush used zoomed in.

I agree with Wills 'focus zone' as above, that is how it'd come out 'naturally'. Would be interesting to see if it can work. Also, Shaun, what was the actual shooting aperture? I'd assume that the distant parts were OOF anyway?
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 02/09/2013 - 13:28


Link Posted 02/09/2013 - 14:18
I know what caused the halo. To my mind it looks awful and I'm surprised no one else commented on it.

It is a good sharp photo ruined imho.


Link Posted 02/09/2013 - 21:38
I agree with Karl - I too prefer the b & w version just because of the red building standing out a bit - would be good to see a version without any added blur.


Link Posted 02/09/2013 - 22:26
Well thanks to all for the advice much needed I think!
And YES the blur needs cramming down a bit and redo so Black and White it is then so a BIG THANKS to all
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