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Foggy AM HDR B&W

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 6 March 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is a B&W conversion of yesterday's HDR version. I used Silver Efex.

NIKON D300 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 400 70 mm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

May be this is what its meant to be. I like this one best

6 Mar 2010 5:07am

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Superb tones!

6 Mar 2010 5:20am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Love this much Jack!! Well done!

6 Mar 2010 5:35am

LauraS from Chico, United States

I'm a fan of the last one, color HDR.

6 Mar 2010 5:46am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I think I like this the best as well. but I do love bw. It's the way the fog works and the multi toned trees. And that car is suddenly less important. :)

6 Mar 2010 5:58am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe traitement !

6 Mar 2010 6:00am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love the different processing you have done on the one view. Great work.

6 Mar 2010 6:04am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent b&w!!!!

6 Mar 2010 6:35am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Good morning master Jack! Good morning in B / W! Lovely image! It has a special charm and completely changes the percepció of who is watching!
All paracer mystery tinged with an unreal appearance. The car is the only item that puts you at the time. Wonderful master Jack! Happy weekend. Many kisses, Adela

6 Mar 2010 7:52am

@Fonts: Your kisses will make it a great weekend.

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

oooooo now haha.. well I do like the first one ...........
:) I also love this one too!! i will choose 2 for the price of 1.. :) !!
or flip a coin!!

6 Mar 2010 7:56am

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, one of my fav at your place, the quality of this monochrome is unique !

6 Mar 2010 9:18am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my! I love it in B&W! I like the mood.

6 Mar 2010 9:34am

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

I do not know the one that I prefer... A very beautiful b&w !

6 Mar 2010 10:25am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

The mood is fantastic, would be a great book cover for a romantic thriller - I think, I like this best of your hitherto trilogy :-) But all three are really really fantastic :-)

6 Mar 2010 10:26am

Thomas White from Portsmouth, United Kingdom

im not usually a fan of HDR but this is great.

6 Mar 2010 12:14pm

@Thomas White: My favorite use of HDR is for B&W conversions.

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very beautiful image is sublime!

6 Mar 2010 12:19pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

My preference goes to the first version, because of the colors and the fact that the fog plays more of a role.

6 Mar 2010 12:28pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

WOW this B&W version is so dramatic and focuses our eye to see more of the detail and not to be distracted by the colors, If I had to choose one over the other would be a tough call for me,

6 Mar 2010 12:37pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Très belle image... mais je préfère nettement celle en couleur.
Bonne journée.

6 Mar 2010 12:38pm

sil from Italy

This is so beautiful! So many tones! And the fog is just perfect...

6 Mar 2010 2:08pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

each version seems to get better for me

6 Mar 2010 2:49pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oooooh! This one is wonderful too! each one is so distinct- I love all of them.

6 Mar 2010 2:57pm

itzmedeepa from kerala, India

Awesome shot! Love the effect!

6 Mar 2010 3:10pm

Florence from Paris, France

Of course it's very powerful in mono but however is still prefer the color version.

6 Mar 2010 3:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very beautiful. I'm getting a new appreciation for HDR.

6 Mar 2010 3:52pm

@Steve Rice: I prefer HDR much more for B&W conversions than for color. When it comes to color, I rarely use it except to deal with a range of light that exceeds the capture capacity of my camera.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful processing , almost hard to believe it is HDR ! Love it much , much more than color versions !

6 Mar 2010 4:04pm

@MARIANA: Generally the only color HDR photographs that I like are the ones where you can't tell that it's HDR. However, I respect the right of each photographer to do what pleases him or her. When I comment on HDR photographs, I do it relative to the photographer's goals.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, United States

The conversion worked beautifully......i'd like to see it, using the crop from yesterday....could that be tomorrow's version?????

6 Mar 2010 4:41pm

@Susan: This is my favorite use of HDR. Tomorrow's shot is a wide angle shot taken with my D700 and 24-70mm lens.

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

ah yes, the black and white I was waiting for :)

6 Mar 2010 4:56pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like this Hdr B&W version. Contrasts are excellent, almost like we put an orange or red filter (if my memory is good... ) when we used argentic.

6 Mar 2010 5:03pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I don't usually like HDR but it works here. It gives the b+w an ice slightly bizarre look.

6 Mar 2010 5:10pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

That is the picture I wanted to see from day one of this series =)
My first thoughts were bw with this. I love how the details of the trees come through, nicely processed!

6 Mar 2010 5:56pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Wonderful Treatment for a dramatic mood...........5 stars,Sir !!!

6 Mar 2010 7:17pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

This gives it much more atmosphere - how interesting it is to compare these shots.

6 Mar 2010 7:37pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

How the fog moves - this makes this B/W to photo especially atmospheric

6 Mar 2010 8:01pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

What did I say, Jack..... for me, this will be the one. Mono rocks here and the tonal variances are stunning.

6 Mar 2010 8:19pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

"Okay," she says reluctantly, "I may not like HDR, but I think this shot REALLY works.
It has a wonderful mood and I thoroughly enjoy it." :-)

6 Mar 2010 9:19pm

@Dulcie: That's because it is a conversion to B&W. For me, by and large, the only HDR color photographs that work are the ones where you can't tell that it is HDR. And that can be done. Moreover, some of the new software such as HDR PhotoStudio 2 creates a more realistic look than does Photomatix. Plus, if you know what you are doing, you can create a realistic look with Photomatix.

Don from spokane, United States

A fine image made more unusual and appealing by your special processing. Fine job of preparing an eye-catching image.

6 Mar 2010 10:16pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

I really like the B&W version, Jack. Very mysterious. Nice work.

6 Mar 2010 10:23pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is great in black and white also!

7 Mar 2010 2:25am

Fishit from Tealtown, United States

The HDR looks a bit to heavy for me. I do not do HDR but enjoy it if you can not tell it has been done.
Either was nice scene ....

7 Mar 2010 3:26am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Interesting, I like it.

OK, I got the bloggie thingie integrated to the web site. Urah! Do drop by and leave a comment if you get a chance. Just click the usual MontereyJohn, I linked to the blog. Thnx, John

7 Mar 2010 3:58am

Ajay from Pune, India

This one is a winner. :-)

7 Mar 2010 4:30am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Nice work. It makes it look colder.

7 Mar 2010 4:42am

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

This is my favorite! difficult choice between 3 and 4.

7 Mar 2010 9:30am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

A tighter crop and I think I just like Silver Efex images anyway.

8 Mar 2010 2:21am