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For your consideration..
C&C always welcome...
Geez ... now you're suggesting we should eat more salad!
Nice pic by the way! :D
Regards ... 'Jed'
What can I say? Jenni's posts got me peckish for greens.
I like to eat my salad before the pizza.:D Thats a nice shot. Did you take it in b&w mode or change it over in PS?
Shot DNG and converted to B&W in Lightroom. There are a set of free presets for Lightroom called WOW that include several B&W conversions.
Nice tonal graduations, composition, and sharpness.
I just ate a salad for lunch. Raw, as it were, with nothing else.
I'd prefer more contrast inside, separating the people from the chairs and background a bit more.
How was the exposure determined? Just AE without exposure lock or compensation?
As I am still learning the M8, it was shot aperture priority in DNG. However, I have been testing conversion in Bibble Pro and got this result:
Wow, what a difference. How were the extreme highlights around the window handled, as they're cropped out in the second photo?
As I was working within the crop, I did not pay attention to the window. However, since you asked, the highlights were blown to smithereens. The built-in Noise Ninja does a bang up job, at least in my humble opinion.
I have re-edited the shot in Bibble Pro reducing the exposure adjustment by -0.25 and I have recovered some more background details.
um, yes. That's sort of what I meant :)
'course digital will never be as good as film. No soul, you see? ummm... And see how well the M8 works after you've burried it in a peat bog for a month. Hah!
That was the best response I could ever hope for. I impressed a film guy!
Here is the final version I entered into a little photo contest.
How did you create that mount effect? It's very cool.
There is a plug-in for Bibble Pro called Matty. There is a freeware version and a Pro version that costs $10. I also used MarkyPro to watermark the image and AndyPro for the B&W conversion. AndyPro is amazing! It simulates various films, papers, and reagents used is B&W film/print development. MarkyPro is also $10 and AndyPro is $20. Lifetime free upgrades from the author. Oh, and the plugins include versions for Windows, Mac & Linux (all of the Bibble platforms).
Nice pics, but when I saw the title I imagined creepy crawlies in the salad :)
That would be "Life in the Salad Bar"...
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