Adventures in B&W continue apace!
In the name of fun here’s a before and after pic to show the power of a decent B&W Plug In/Converter. I’d already saved pre-set that I think will be suitable for landscape images and used it here with a little bit of fine adjustment. It’s pretty close to how I would’ve liked the image to look after a long eve in the darkroom way back in the day. This took 5 mins.
Taken with a Fujifilm compact in Palma.
The images below were processed with Topaz B&W Effects – highly recommend as it is very versatile, user friendly and if you look for discount codes very affordable at approx £30. In my opinion. The results speak for themselves! Or is it more down to my god given talents?
I’ve adjusted the image in B&W to a point that I’m happy with and then using the programs ‘Transparency’ option bought back in a hint of the colour of the original image. I like it if used sparingly and with the right image.
Remember kids always shoot in full colour and convert to grey-scale for B&W as this gives you the option do this + adjust the tonal range of the image by adjusting the sensitivity of individual colours. For example. reducing the sensitivity of blues for more contrast between clouds and clear sky.