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Old Stump B&W

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 14 September 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I am always curious what a B&W conversion will look like. This was done in Silver Efex Pro.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 800 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

masoud from tehran, Iran

what a nice texture , great work

14 Sep 2009 5:33am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very nice shot

14 Sep 2009 5:56am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Very interesting. Less definition but more pattern and texture in B&W.

14 Sep 2009 6:16am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love the texture. Wonder what an up close macro shot would look like on that.

14 Sep 2009 6:21am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

very interesting and beautiful b&w!

14 Sep 2009 6:36am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe !

14 Sep 2009 6:49am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Quite a contrast to yesterdays shot! It has quite a different feel to it in B&W! Nice work!

14 Sep 2009 7:05am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

comparing the two I think I like the colour version more but if seen alone this B+W shot is full of wonderful detail.

14 Sep 2009 9:01am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

I prefer this one. Great tones and texture.

14 Sep 2009 9:18am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

I like this! Great lines and light. Amazing detail. Well done :)

14 Sep 2009 9:45am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Great contrast in this B&W.

14 Sep 2009 10:50am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb texture and light in b&w !

14 Sep 2009 10:51am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

The textures are great, and the leaf is placed perfectly. great composition.

14 Sep 2009 11:19am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

The B&W brings out the texture of the wood really well and I like that little leaf still holding on!

14 Sep 2009 11:32am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful textures, be they in color or B 'n W!

14 Sep 2009 11:34am

MJ from Delaware, United States

beautiful... texture and lines....I love the different light shadows and tone....

14 Sep 2009 11:44am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

This certainly adds a mystique to the shot. Texture is brought out more, I feel!

14 Sep 2009 12:19pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

You've opened up a whole new world with this BW choice. The tones and textures are more visually striking this way, IMO.

14 Sep 2009 12:21pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love both and although I usually prefer the natural colour, this black in white gives it an entirely new mood....well done Jack!

14 Sep 2009 12:40pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great b/w image!

14 Sep 2009 2:09pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine conversion with an excellent range of black and white tones. Well done.

14 Sep 2009 2:22pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent in mono ! Great processing !

14 Sep 2009 2:28pm

k@ from Paris, France

Even more powerful (well, for me) in that brilliant (in all senses) monochrome, the layers tell the story of Time written by Mr Tree-the-great ~

14 Sep 2009 3:01pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Both versions are equally impressive! Very nice textures!

14 Sep 2009 3:02pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Excellent choice to try B&W. I agree, this version gives and entirely different mood.
I like the impact of the texture in this B&W vs. color. Well done.

14 Sep 2009 3:37pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..fantastic detail and texture !

14 Sep 2009 3:44pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

a wonderful contrast and accuracy in this shot !!!

14 Sep 2009 3:51pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a beautiful conversion -- so textural!

14 Sep 2009 4:18pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Great work. Awesome textures

14 Sep 2009 4:31pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Great textures

14 Sep 2009 4:55pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Personnaly i have a preference for the color version. I think that texture is better showed to advantage... ;-)

14 Sep 2009 5:15pm

@Evelyne Dubos: I am always interested in people's preferences. Personally, for this one, I am with you. The color of the moss, the leaf, and the color variations in the wood all work to create a better photograph.

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

love the texture here Jack - the details come together as a symphony of textures. Well done.

14 Sep 2009 5:42pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

i like better the coulours composition !

14 Sep 2009 6:03pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Very nice mono version Jack. It really enhances the details and textures.

14 Sep 2009 6:17pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

As Evelyne, this one is beautiful too, but I prefer the color version.

14 Sep 2009 6:30pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice B&W but I also prefer the color shot.

14 Sep 2009 9:19pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Nice texture. Very nice b/w.

14 Sep 2009 9:59pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very very nice. Now do one and keep the leaf in colour :-)

14 Sep 2009 10:35pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

tons of texture, but not quite as much as in the color shot....on this one, i have a fave, and it's for color this time......

14 Sep 2009 11:37pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Well it had to happen. Congrats to you Jack. I am a colour person as you know.
This shot is phenomenal. Wow. Not very often I prefer a b&w to colour. Well done. My hats off to you.

15 Sep 2009 12:31am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love this B&W capture in comparison to the color capture. A lot more contrast in texture and pattern is seen here.

15 Sep 2009 2:04am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

A little preference for the BW but it is hard to say. The BW focuse more on the textures.

15 Sep 2009 2:58am

SCOTT F. SCHILLING from San Martin, United States

This has fantastic tones and good contrast in it - I like this one very much Jack!

15 Sep 2009 4:47am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful

15 Sep 2009 5:06am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic image! Both colour and mono are wonderful but I am going to say colour for me :)) Love the tones
Which one do you like better?

15 Sep 2009 5:14am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love the wonderful range of tones in this image.

15 Sep 2009 6:21pm

Fred from Manila, Philippines

wow! the texture in this one is so crispy! looks like the rocks are so brittle like chips! wow! really really nice black and white, perfect contrast, very sharp! great shot with this sir!

2 Nov 2009 11:27am