My first real try of a B&W conversion. Done with GIMP and no desaturation or channel mixer. More in Episode 33 (I hope) of

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Serge Gielkens February 01, 2008, 10:38 PM
You make me curious. Painting on a layer in colour mode or luminance part of LAB or YCbCr conversion? I can't wait to see the solution.
Anyway, nice photo. Just focus on a leaf that stands out very clear. Is this the result of post processing or was that leaf just much lighter than its surrounding?

In a way it gives me the impression of a leaf in transition to coal.

Rolf Steinort February 02, 2008, 07:34 PM
Rolf Steinort February 02, 2008, 07:35 PM
This was the original - the contrast was there and I enhanced it a bit.
Serge Gielkens February 03, 2008, 11:05 PM
I am glad you posted the colour version. To me this is an excellent example of where the B&W conversion really makes the picture. The colour version is not so special (no offense meant ;-)) whereas the B&W one catches the eye. The whole mood has changed.
Rolf Steinort February 04, 2008, 03:54 PM
This was just a grab shot with my new point and shoot camera, testing what it can do. Just before hitting DEL I thought "Black and White?" ;-)
Ger February 04, 2008, 04:13 PM
Never thought about it! Does a leaf always fall with the back on top? The one in the upper left did it too.
Nice shot and I can't wait to see the episode.
regards Ger
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