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Christine R. Lobsinger
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    It's sure neat to view a scene with so many tones of b/whites... Wish I knew how to change my coloured shots with my program of PS7 into beautiful b/w masterpieces like this, Bruce...
Sincerely, Chris


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8/15/2011 8:21:47 AM

 
Bruce Van Buskirk
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Thank you, Christine:

I did something different with this picture. I used a polarizer, but I underexposed by 2 stops to get the clouds close to proper exposure and used a flash that at +2 EV to expose the front building.
I was experimenting. I used curves (in Photoshop) to bring the house on the left back from the shadows.


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8/15/2011 4:22:17 PM

 
Norbert Maile  

Bruce,it looks a lot like a shot with I R sensitive film. Did you use a red filter or how did you manage to duplicate the effect? If it was with a program, which one are you using?


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8/17/2011 7:06:58 AM

 
Bruce Van Buskirk
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Hi Norbert,

This is the original


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8/17/2011 10:36:47 AM

 
Bruce Van Buskirk
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No I didn't use IR film or program.

This is the steps I took.

1. -2 stops on camera, + 2 EV flash. You see the some flash reflection on the wood in the first building. I did this the bring out the clouds and building with out using a grad filter or HDR.

2. I lit up the building on the right.

3. I converted to B&W using Nik color effects pro.

4. I dodged and burned. I darkened the sage brush in front.

Hope that helps


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8/17/2011 10:43:31 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Is this in Bodie? Really great shot and good jop converting it...Color Efex is awesome, check out the Silver Efex, you will love it even more for doing B/W :-)You can download a free demo...


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8/17/2011 2:33:31 PM

 
Bruce Van Buskirk
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Hi Jill,

This is Bodie. I went to your gallery -WOW.

Bruce


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8/17/2011 4:05:40 PM

 
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