Tiempos Antes B&W

© Aggie Villanueva

Tiempos Antes B&W

Uploaded: May 15, 2008


In remembrance of "Times Before." kc please

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/15 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D


Allen Maestas May 16, 2008

WOW, this is awesome Aggie, love everything about this. I like the color and sepia too, but this one is the winner for me. Just a beautiful compo, very inspirational image.

Al #922583

Aggie Villanueva May 16, 2008

Thank you so much, Allen. I'm really honored because in my opinion you are one of the masters of the B&W. #5931163

Joan E. Hoffman June 04, 2008

I love all three versions of this Aggie! Hard to pick a favourite. The B&W is very very striking! We have a phenomenom here called Hoar frost... when it is cold and humid, each twig on the tree is covered in a delicate frost... that is what this reminds me of. #6019844

Aggie Villanueva June 05, 2008

It DOES look that way. Others have asked if I used IR lens or filter, but I didn't. It's not IR, but I thought it looked kinda that way too. What I did was: first convert to B&W in CSPS3.

Under "Image" menu, then "Adjustment," then "Black and White." Then from the drop down menu I chose either the Red filer or the Green filter (can't remember which one).

Then I clicked on TINT at the bottom and adjusted the slider bars until I liked the tint. Then I played with different color slider bars until I liked what I saw.

June 06, 2008

This is a true work of art, Aggie! Thanks for letting us know how you got this effect. I've been wondering how to do this without a filter. Love it! #6027508

Aggie Villanueva June 06, 2008

Thankx so much Deborah.

Except I added too much. I was thinking this was the sepia version. But I did everything the same for this B&W version, just minus the last step of clicking on the TINT. You still adjust all those slider bars after choosing a color filter, just not the ones under TINT.

Another thing, is before I began the conversion, in the original color pic, I used the history brush set to "Screen" to lighten some of the tree branches to give a feathery look. I think that helped it look almost IR in the conversion.

Hope that helps. #6027689

Irene Colling level-classic June 06, 2008

Excellent composition. The tree line on the hills continues the zigzag of the fence while the central tree bisects the image to create a well-balanced image with great impact. The range of tones is perfect and detail finely achieved. #6028243

Aggie Villanueva June 06, 2008

Wow, thank you Irene. I believe you have studied this scene better than I did. You have a good eye. #6028292

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