Once again, I’m cheating a bit by presenting the original photo and not counting it toward the group of four. Here it is . . . Hawaiian surf.
That’s the shot from the camera.
Oh, I should provide some musical entertainment.
Anyway, I took the above shot and gave it my magic treatment. I took a bit more care with this one because I wanted to make a good impression . . . but before I show that version, here’s the B&W version:
As you can see, I’ve yet to master B&W conversion when dealing with moving water. Well, that’s not strictly true . . . I thought this one was not too bad:
That was from THIS post about waves.
But, back to the current photo. As I said, I took some care bringing out the colors in this one . . .
Hmm . . . WordPress did its reverse magic, making the photo look all dull and stuff. Those interested in a larger version can click on the above, or go to the SmugMug gallery linked below. I say that because I was really proud of this and yet here it looks less-than-stellar.
I did try a couple of variation. The first is a bit of a “paint” treatment.
Then I tried a different color treatment . . .
Regardless if one clicks on them or not, or goes to Smugmug or not, we can all agree the B&W version is no match for the color shots.
You might think I ain’t no good at decoloring photographs.
Maybe so, but here’s a group of four where the B&W treatments outdo the color version (my opinion, of course).
That is a shot of the Thunderbirds during the 2011 Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony. The 2016 Graduation Ceremony is in a couple of weeks. I’m hoping the weather cooperates.
Here’s my first B&W conversion.
I wanted a darker sky, but that also affected the planes. It’s not a bad look, but . . .
. . . you can bring out the planes a bit, and I think it helps.
I even got an interesting result when I pushed a bit . . .
I’ll says it again (so that it can be ignored multiple times) . . . the photos look better when viewed in a larger format. You can click on any of the photos to get a 1280pixel version, or go to the gallery listed below and view them at full scale.
The SmugMug Gallery is HERE. Them interested can go look at the full-sized photos. Some of the photos be definitively worth a look.
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