Old town

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 8/15/2011 8:21:47 AM

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 #1401245

Bruce Van Buskirk 8/15/2011 4:22:17 PM

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. #9606153

Norbert Maile 8/17/2011 7:06:58 AM

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? #9609931

Bruce Van Buskirk 8/17/2011 10:36:47 AM

Hi Norbert,

This is the original

Bruce Van Buskirk 8/17/2011 10:43:31 AM

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 #9610317

Jill Odice level-classic 8/17/2011 2:33:31 PM

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... #9610722

Bruce Van Buskirk 8/17/2011 4:05:40 PM

Hi Jill,

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

Bruce #9610935

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Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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