Ancient Arches

Uploaded: June 18, 2005 01:03:27


This was taken under a railway overpass in Spokane, Wa. I converted it to a BW image using the lightness channel method discussed by Scott Kelby.


Amanda Price June 18, 2005

So cool, Jim! What a find! #265090

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 18, 2005

Thanks Amanda!:) #1484631

S J June 18, 2005

Outstanding capture, neat framing and excellent composition in B/W, Jim!! Great job!! #1484639

Joline Frazier June 18, 2005

Great shot! I like the way this treats B&W. Where can I find this discussion on the lightness channel method? #1484738

Donald K. Cherry June 18, 2005

Awesome shot, Jim! Wonderful perspective!! #1484780

Tammy Scott June 18, 2005

Great shot and framing, Jim! #1484866

Guy D. Biechele level-classic June 18, 2005

Super shot! Great perspective. I love the subtle tones you've captured here. It really gives a feeling of antiquity. #1484985

Bobbie Davis June 18, 2005

Okay, this is just awesome! I love the B&'s not flat at all! And it doesn't look as if it was taken in Spokane but somewhere in ancient times!!! #1485259

Kerby Pfrangle June 18, 2005


WOnderful perspective.

Excellent in lighting and details.

Kerby #1485287

Karen Slagle June 18, 2005

Nice job of converting to B/W. You have alot of detail in the shadows which is hard to achieve with B/W. I really like the subject. Isn't Scott Kelby good?? #1485322

Cathy Gregor June 18, 2005

Wonderfully composed, Jim!
Nice b&w work, too!
A beautifully classic image. #1485382

Carla Metzler June 18, 2005

Wonderful shot, Jim! I really like this in b&w it gives this such a wonderful feel of...somewhere long ago.

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 18, 2005

Thanks Sanjay, Joline, Donald, Tammy, Guy, Bobbie, Kerby, Karen, Cathy and Carla!:) Joline, the method is in Scott's book "the photoshop cs book for digital photographers" along with many other great tips and techniques! A brief summary is: Change the image mode to Lab color, select the channel tab then the lightness channel, then change the image mode to Greyscale. Then create a duplicate layer and change the normal blend mode to multiply. Your image which is now BW will darken noticeably. Then you move the opacity slider to get the right tonal balance. Hope that helps. #1485659

Kevin Burns June 18, 2005

WOW!! This is so cool, there is so much to look at but yet nothing distracts the eye.
Great work! #1485669

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 18, 2005

Excellent image, Jim, it's like looking through a keyhole and seeing so much more, great B&W work and thanks for sharing your method!
-Debby #1485726

William C. Raco level-classic June 18, 2005

Wow, I love the composition and depth.
the shapes and textures are wonderful!
Superb photo and treatment, Jim


Darren K. Fisher June 18, 2005

Great composition and the BW is very fitting. #1485840

June 18, 2005

I think the black and white was just right for this particular shot. Great image!! #1485907

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 18, 2005

Thanks Kevin, Debby, Bill, Daren and Pat!:) #1485969

Stephen Zacker June 18, 2005

Super. Like your use of light and shadows and the depth it creates

Stan Kwasniowski June 18, 2005

Jim, just a beautiful image congratulations

Stan K #1486180

Cathy Stancil June 18, 2005

Beautiful B&W image Jim !! Well done ! #1486182

Patty Razonable June 18, 2005

Excellent B&W effects and composition, Jim!!
I've used Scott Kelby's technique "Extreme Edge Sharpening" for the Green Eye photo I had submitted. The book is very useful in many ways. #1486232

Jane Summa June 18, 2005

Nice work, Jim! Perfectly aligned shot & like the b&w! #1486341

Jane Summa June 18, 2005

interesting capture, Jim..perfectly aligned. Perfect choice going with b&w! excellent work! #1486351

Joline Frazier June 18, 2005

Thanks for sharing your source and the method for this nice B&W. I will check it out. #1486373

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 18, 2005

Thanks Stephen, Stan, Cathy, Patty, Jane and Joline!:) #1486621

Kate Jackson June 18, 2005

Love the perspective, framing and the composition. Great in B&W #1486726

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 18, 2005

Thanks Kate!:) #1486883

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe June 19, 2005

Excellent, Jim!!!
kk #1489104

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 19, 2005

Thanks KK!:) #1489113

Souha Dooly June 19, 2005

Great compostion!!! and beautiful shot and b&w Jim!!! #1490680

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 20, 2005

Thanks Souha!:) #1492123

Wendy Stevenson June 30, 2005

Jim this is GREAT!! The black and white really lends itself to the mystery and history of these old arches. I really like the nice quiet mood too. Beautiful!! #1538670

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 30, 2005

Thanks Wendy!:) #1538892

Kara L. Hendricks July 02, 2005

Don't know how I missed this one Jim... Fantastic framing and strong lines.. WOW!! Great capture! #1546439

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 02, 2005

Thank you Kara!:) #1546674

Jill Odice level-classic July 04, 2005

Thanks for commenting on my WoodEnd Lighthouse photo...I just joined BP and am enjoying it...:-) I love this shot, it really appeals to my fascination of old buildings and objects...:-) #1553911

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 04, 2005

Thanks Jill! I viewed your gallery and you have some very nice images posted!!! Welcome to BP:) #1554070

July 05, 2005

This image has attractive texture and depth. It works well as black and white. I like it a lot. #1559365

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 05, 2005

Thank you Keith!:) #1559552

Kristi A. Howson July 22, 2005

Congratulations and best of luck in the next round Jim...I love this..the way it leads in...and B&W quality is superb! #1623671

Jill Flynn July 22, 2005

Congratulations on another terrific finalist Jim! #1623902

Dominique Declerck July 22, 2005

Congratulations, Jim!!! #1623969

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 23, 2005

Thanks Kristi, Jill and Dominique!:) #1625102

Marie Fields July 23, 2005

Wonderful image, Jim! Congratulations!!! #1625481

Noel Baebler July 23, 2005

Huzzah, Jim! #1625782

Stephen Zacker July 23, 2005

Super composition and use of light and shadows. Congratulations Jim #1625840

Joline Frazier July 23, 2005

Yea Jim, nice composition. I love it congratulations. #1625921

S J July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Jim!! #1626527

Goshka G. July 23, 2005

Congrats on all yuor finalists Jim!!! #1627484

Deb Holmes-Hatfield July 23, 2005

Very dramatic, Jim, much deserved congratulations to you! #1628202

Jennifer Rennison July 23, 2005

Fabulous lighting, perspective and love the B&W! Congratulations on this finalist, Jim! #1628652

Stanley J. Contrades July 23, 2005

And once again CONGRATULATIONS, Jim!!
Best of luck to you in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1629054

Tammy Scott July 23, 2005

Congratulations, Jim! #1629107

Sharon Day level-classic July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Jim!!! Good luck in the next round! #1629523

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 23, 2005

Thanks Marie, Noel, Stephen, Joline, Sanjay, Goshka, Deb, Jennifer, Stan, Tammy and Sharon!:) #1629723

Mary K. Robison July 23, 2005

Superb composition with all those marvelous curves, Jim, and the PS work gives this such a timeless feel...
Congratulations on another well-earned finalist! #1629783

Ken Grooms July 24, 2005

I agree. This is a winner in my book! #1630515

Debra Booth July 24, 2005

Wonderful in B/W, Jim! Congratulations! #1630783

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 24, 2005

Thanks Mary, Ken and Debra!:) #1631026

John Tubbs level-deluxe July 24, 2005

Very nice, Jim! #1632762

Wendy Stevenson July 25, 2005

Congrats on all your beautiful finalists!! I really like the mood in this one:-) #1635734

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 25, 2005

Thanks John and Wendy!:) #1638086

Terry J. McBride July 31, 2005

Another great shot. I love the way you positioned this shot to give distance, the black and white really sets this off as a great image... Well Done #1660483

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