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    Default Throwing out the color option

    .....Anyone ever tried slapping on a Yellow k2 filter on the lens.... yes the images are now all yellow but its got potential

    Dont comment on the compositions .... just something I thought I will live with (yellow filter) for the next month or so..... no matter what.

    1. because there's no turning back (unless you can live with images with a yellow tint LOL! No more straddling the color / BW boats, no more fence-sitting between color/BW
    2. shooting in digital but now forced to think in terms of BW better having dropped that color ironball

    In Color


    Bye bye bright Colors !!! (Yellow k2 filter attached)




    From Yellow to BW
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    Default Re: Throwing out the color option

    Yellow, Green, Red.. all are options for the BnW... it emphasises one tone over the others...
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    Default Re: Throwing out the color option

    Why not just shoot in B&W with a Yellow color filter added as a creative style in-camera? Saves a lot of processing time.
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    Default Re: Throwing out the color option

    the reason doing so, is to VISUALIZE how the final b&w image will turn out, so photographer able to change the composition, modify lighting or do whatever thing before clicking the shutter release.
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    Default Re: Throwing out the color option

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Why not just shoot in B&W with a Yellow color filter added as a creative style in-camera? Saves a lot of processing time.
    shooting with in-camera BW mode leaves one with less 'data' to work with..... this way, I will hopefully have more on hand to work with in Channel Mixer whilst sacrificing the 'color' option

    LOL ! not for 'I-want-all-my-Options' types

    Will add on to this thread later

    And will start with the yellow first, then try Reds and others later.... want to see what yellow will yeild first.

    Check out the red Heart magnet and compare..... also seems to bring out a little of the slight shadows on the LCD screen

    All this is VERY preliminary ..... might lead nowhere..... but good to experiment.
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    Default Re: Throwing out the color option

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Why not just shoot in B&W with a Yellow color filter added as a creative style in-camera? Saves a lot of processing time.
    In-camera monochrome presets are generally quite dodgy and lacking in contrast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    In-camera monochrome presets are generally quite dodgy and lacking in contrast.
    Not true. Mine are quite nice. Helps to have heaps of DR in your sensor too.

    Of course, you could set that as a preset and still shoot RAW, so that you can keep the pre-set processing options, or continue to tweak in RAW if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Not true. Mine are quite nice. Helps to have heaps of DR in your sensor too.

    Of course, you could set that as a preset and still shoot RAW, so that you can keep the pre-set processing options, or continue to tweak in RAW if you want.
    It's not the DR as much as it is how the different points of exposure present themselves. Conversion brings out an image much closer to what a monochrome film image would look like. Check this site out.

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    Default Re: Throwing out the color option

    I got a chance to stretch the rig's legs a little today

    The sky would normally be overexposed but the k2 brought out the clouds nicely



    Which made it (IMHO) SO much easier to tweak in Channel Mixer ... brought out some of the details within the shadows too
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    Default Re: Throwing out the color option

    ditto here too




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