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Old 16th November 2009, 11:21   #481
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Default Theme #5 : Black and White

Time now to start the new theme.
The current Theme is
Black and white, and of course SEPIA
Theme will run starting now(16th November) to 30th November.

Now the question arises, why B&W, when our eyes can see color.
Well the answer is dramatization of the whole scene.
B&W allows you to pull up those contrast and curves sliders, and create very dramatic scenes.

Some examples below
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The above scenes made okay color shots, but with B&W, the shot gets a new meaning. As most of you would have guessed, though the shots are mine, the PP is not. Its done by the master himself


Now coming to the other side of B&W. IR Photography. When you shoot IR, you get shots so dramatic, that the effects cannot be duplicated in any PP software.

Procedure is simple, shoot a shot in RAW, fix WB, and desaturate.

Many photographers use RED filter to mimic the effect, but with IR, the results are very very different.
Downsides are need for tripod even in bright sunlight as the exposure times needed are often 2-3 seconds. The reason for this is that cameras come in with IR cut filter in the front of the sensor, and when you use a lens filter which is IR pass, very little light can pass through.


Example shot
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So people, lets see your desaturated shots!

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Old 16th November 2009, 13:22   #482
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here are few from my end.

Shot at Mahabs

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Fishermen at Allepey

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The Prominent Talaguppa Railway station which shot in fame during the Malgudi Days show

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Kharapur Forest Range on the banks of the Kabini

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Another one from Kabini

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Hey Tanveer, nice shots and the B&W processing have all the signatures of the Master, so you've got a lesson or two from him recently?

Riju, liked the 2nd shot of the lot. Has nice action going there.

Here is one from my side, I'm not good at B&W processing and hence don't have many B&W shots :-(
It's an early morning of a very foggy day at my natives, kinda liked the mood that it creates and kind of reminds me of my home.

The Official Theme Photography Thread: Festival Spirit-img_9099.jpg

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Hey Tanveer, nice shots and the B&W processing have all the signatures of the Master, so you've got a lesson or two from him recently?

Riju, liked the 2nd shot of the lot. Has nice action going there.

Here is one from my side, I'm not good at B&W processing and hence don't have many B&W shots :-(
It's an early morning of a very foggy day at my natives, kinda liked the mood that it creates and kind of reminds me of my home.

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If the tree had been off center, it would have made a better shot.
And you don't really need RAW processing, just adjusting contrast and curves does the trip.
As for my shots, I did not get a lesson ., he himself worked on them!
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Generally, pics with deep DOFs are best candidates for BW conversion. Exception are possible, with the right composition.

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I hope faces are allowed... she is my daughter and the outdoor location, is CBD Belapur.
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great B/w photos all. but something tells me when Mr. Sen unleashes his stock on us, everything else will pale in comparison.
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great B/w photos all. but something tells me when Mr. Sen unleashes his stock on us, everything else will pale in comparison.
Well the first 3 pics of the theme have been PP'd by him only
So he has already unleashed his stock
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B&W:
Location: Sasebo, Japan
Equipment: Canon Digital Rebel XTi (400D), Sigma 28-70mm

The Official Theme Photography Thread: Festival Spirit-japan.jpg


Sepia:
Location: Zallaq, Bahrain
Equipment: Canon Digital Rebel XTi (400D), Sigma 10-20

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Bombay Jayashree at a concert
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B&W
Equipment: Panasonic Lumix FZ-28k
Info: This is my friend, Nabil. Clicked June 2009 at Fort Aguada, Goa. Also uploaded in my flickr account at: Flickr: mercurian's Photostream.
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Location: Sasebo, Japan
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Looks like a scene from the movie Sin City. In this B7W theme I think we can expect to see lots of shots that would fit in that movie.

PS: How about having some parts of the B&W having some color in just 1 part for that dramatic effect?
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Looks like a scene from the movie Sin City. In this B7W theme I think we can expect to see lots of shots that would fit in that movie.
Really, how about this?

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If the tree had been off center, it would have made a better shot.
And you don't really need RAW processing, just adjusting contrast and curves does the trip.
As for my shots, I did not get a lesson ., he himself worked on them!
I did had a different idea to make a landscape composition but there was no space for me to go back as there was a ditch :-( So I thought, let's make a lemonade and go for a vertical compo to have the fence and the bare tree
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A small contribution from my side.
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