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Aug 26, 2013 21:54:33   #
DebAnn Loc: Toronto
 
Hello Hoggers,
I'd appreciate some help converting this colour shot to B&W. Everything was against me at the party venue where I shot this photo - tungsten lighting, bright pink spotlights everywhere and no windows. I don't like the colour pic and my attempt at B&W doesn't pop the way I'd like it to. If anyone can help me, that would be wonderful.





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Aug 26, 2013 21:57:34   #
jethro779 Loc: Tucson, AZ
 
Need to see a picture.

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Aug 26, 2013 22:05:11   #
DebAnn Loc: Toronto
 
That's weird, I actually saw the photos uploaded. I've added new attachments.
jethro779 wrote:
Need to see a picture.

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Aug 26, 2013 22:06:36   #
jethro779 Loc: Tucson, AZ
 
I must have opened the message before it all downloaded.

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Aug 26, 2013 22:10:28   #
GW Loc: Idaho
 
Considering what you were up against ...nice shot....

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Aug 26, 2013 22:20:53   #
DaDiCarr Loc: Margate, FL
 
I don't know if this was what you were looking for, but is up to you to keep it or not



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Aug 26, 2013 22:25:46   #
hlmichel Loc: New Hope, Minnesota
 
I think the color version can be rescued, but here is my attempt at B&W.



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Aug 26, 2013 22:54:13   #
mwsilvers Loc: Central New Jersey
 
Here's my shot at the color version. I lowered the values for purple in Lightroom.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/9605349444_b1cef55d6a_c.jpg
1377568673064-ale___noble_family by mwsilver, on Flickr

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Aug 26, 2013 22:54:13   #
DebAnn Loc: Toronto
 
Thanks for this - appreciate your help.
DaDiCarr wrote:
I don't know if this was what you were looking for, but is up to you to keep it or not

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Aug 26, 2013 22:55:25   #
DebAnn Loc: Toronto
 
Thanks hlmichel, you got the separation in the two shades of pink in the cake! What would you do with the colour version?
hlmichel wrote:
I think the color version can be rescued, but here is my attempt at B&W.

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Aug 26, 2013 23:01:30   #
lighthouse Loc: No Fixed Abode
 
I would try doing the B&W conversions through different coloured filters and seeing which you like the most ...purple filter, green filter, red filter, blue filter..... green might be best.
I do not mean to tint the images that colour, still b&w images but different coloured filters will give different tones to the colours present.
I hope you understand what i mean because I haven't explained it all that well.

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Aug 26, 2013 23:01:55   #
DebAnn Loc: Toronto
 
Thank you mwsilvers - that's way better!
mwsilvers wrote:
Here's my shot at the color version. I lowered the values for purple in Lightroom.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/9605349444_b1cef55d6a_c.jpg
1377568673064-ale___noble_family by mwsilver, on Flickr

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Aug 26, 2013 23:03:50   #
DebAnn Loc: Toronto
 
I think I know what you mean but I haven't had any experience handling B&W through filters. I usually use Topaz or Nik B&W conversion software.
lighthouse wrote:
I would try doing the B&W conversions through different coloured filters and seeing which you like the most ...purple filter, green filter, red filter, blue filter..... green might be best.
I do not mean to tint the images that colour, still b&w images but different coloured filters will give different tones to the colours present.
I hope you understand what i mean because I haven't explained it all that well.

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Aug 26, 2013 23:08:56   #
lighthouse Loc: No Fixed Abode
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsn-yH4zQgU
DebAnn wrote:
I think I know what you mean but I haven't had any experience handling B&W through filters. I usually use Topaz or Nik B&W conversion software.

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Aug 26, 2013 23:18:30   #
mwsilvers Loc: Central New Jersey
 
DebAnn wrote:
Thank you mwsilvers - that's way better!


If you click on it you will go to Flickr and you down load it in full resolution. Just right click on the image and select Original and then right click again ans select Save Image As and you can put it anywhere on your computer. I will give you a selenium version in a few minutes.

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