Two-X One Four Challenge

Relax . . . no opinions in this post. But, because of it, I’m doing two One Four Challenges at once.

First up, the last of the surfers photos series. Here is the shot as I would normally process it.

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These are the same two guys as the las One Four Challenge, but further along in their ride.

I’ll give waves one more try as far as B&W goes, but I’ll throw in a distressed look, making it seem old and possibly recovered from a forgotten shack.

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I think that is one of the better B&W (not counting the ones with a bit of color . . . which are not strictly B&W). The SmugMug gallery has a version of this in Cyanotype that I can’t add here because it’s supposed to be four, not five versions.

I liked the faux painting from the previous One Four Challange. Therefore, here are two “painting” versions.

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I like both of these but for different reasons.

OK, I’m going to move away from the surfing theme and go into vegetation.

Now, I’m going to cheat a bit . . . well, not really. This next shot is just to show how the shot came out of the camera:

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That don’t count for the One Four Challenge. It’s just reference.

Here is the processed shot.

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OK, let’s give the ole B&W college try . . . 

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I don’t mind that  in the least, but it is definitively better viewed a bit larger (click on it or go to the gallery linked below)

This next one adds back a bit of color (rather, does not remove as much). I like the effect.

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This next one is a stylized version of the base processing. I can take it or leave it . . . and it’s another shot that is best viewed at larger resolutions.

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That’s it . . . wow . . . is that really it? This is pretty short for me. I’m used to working on these things for an hour or more, and that’s not counting prepping the photos.

Oh well . . . sometimes one must stray from the true path and go to bed early.

I’ve set up a SmugMug Gallery HERE. Them interested can go look at the full-sized photos. Some of the ones coming up will definitively be worth a look.

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6 Responses to Two-X One Four Challenge

  1. oneowner says:

    The distressed b&w surfer shot is the only one that doesn’t work for me. I think the sho just looks best in color and the colors are so pleasing.
    On the second shot, I like the selective color best.I’ve been a fan of this technique for a long time, although I seldom use it. It only works for a certain type of photo, like this one.

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  2. I love watching surfers. Especially surfer-dudes!
    Love them all, but the “painted” ones are cool!
    Hope you get a great night’s sleep!
    HUGS!!! :-)

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  3. AnnMarie says:

    The first painting version is very dramatic. I really like the nearly all white spray of the waves. As for the colorful plants, the B&W does not do them much justice. But the color on B&W is perhaps the loveliest.

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