Arcata Community Forest, Arcata CA
Week 2’s attempt, a black and white version. I decided I will show each image as the weeks progress, on the 4th week I will include the original image as well. I was hoping that my new Lightroom 5 software would arrive in time to work on this image and it did! I notice a huge difference already in the ease of use and editing capabilities from what I was using before.
I have so much more control in all the tiny details. It is a bit hard to explain but every image I turned into a black and white image in Photo-Paint would always turn out so dark. There was no way, that I could see with my limited knowledge, to get a soft black and white image. I feel, there is a true softness to this black and white version that I really like. By keeping to the lighter side the image maintains the details of the leaves.
Although, the floating movement of the image that I found in the color version is a bit lost, I think.
- I started with my original image and converted it to black and white, using Lightroom 5
- I played with the contrast, exposure, shadows, etc..
- This is a straight up black and white conversion, no extra enhancements
I couldn’t just stop and process this only one way of course. I kept playing with my new software. So, I have two other versions brewing. Yesterday, I spend a good potion of the morning in tutorial-land. I learned a lot and of course, I still have so much more to learn.
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