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#1 nirv996

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 06:07 PM

I have been busy taking wrecks photos here in the St.Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. Learning more every time.
I use LR for my processing and have been playing with the photos a bit changing the temperature/tint.

I would be interested in getting your opinion on what photo you like.

The picture was taken on the Wolfe Islander II sunk in Kingston as an aritifical reef.
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:13 PM

definitely the first one with the bw conversion, seems more detailed and bw suits the scene much better, second one is ok, third one is too green

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 10:59 PM

I would say the pure B&W version, but only because I find that a B&W picture adds more "old times" atmosphere to wreck photos - especially photos taken using natural light only.

Picture #2 and #3 do have some nice qualities though. If you are shooting RAW you might try manipulating how the color channels are blended together, I find that it sometimes reduces the burnout that will occur when using natural lighting only. It might also bring out some of the more subtle details hiding in the shadows.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:34 PM

I am tempted to go for the third one. The B&W doesn't clearly show that it is a wreck. How would you be able to see that you took it while diving?

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 03:03 PM

Nice shots... I like the b&w too, but also know that the green tint isn't too far off the real deal there.

This shot reminds me of a streetscape... maybe a slum in Singapore... balconies, smog...

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:52 PM

Nice shots... I like the b&w too, but also know that the green tint isn't too far off the real deal there.

This shot reminds me of a streetscape... maybe a slum in Singapore... balconies, smog...



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I like the b&w as well, more detail and the green or blueish version as not as pleasing to my eye

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:58 PM

1st shot is probably the best, except for the fact that I couldn't tell it was underwater. #2 is second best.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 04:41 PM

I appreciate the comments.
I also agree it is tough to tell if the picture is underwater.
Unfortunately, I didnt have a diver subject to put into the shot. Alot of my dives tend to be solo.
Hopefully, I will get another chance on the wreck and put a diver in the shot.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:00 AM

The tinted version looks sharper to me: how did you do the monochrome conversion? I would normally have thought that the monochrome would be best, but it doesn't look that way to me here...

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:12 PM

I appreciate the comments.
I also agree it is tough to tell if the picture is underwater.
Unfortunately, I didnt have a diver subject to put into the shot. Alot of my dives tend to be solo.
Hopefully, I will get another chance on the wreck and put a diver in the shot.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:15 PM

Hello Tim,
I did the B&W conversion by selecting it in Lightroom.
I also did a little bit of tweeking with the contrast.

I also agree the tinted version seems to bring out a bit more detail.

I am very new to this and using Lightroom. I could probably make it look even better in BW with some more work.

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The tinted version looks sharper to me: how did you do the monochrome conversion? I would normally have thought that the monochrome would be best, but it doesn't look that way to me here...

Tim

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 02:48 AM

I think the second one gives the idea that you are underwater, the first looks best but seems a picture taken on land

Third one seems too saturated

Hello Tim,
I did the B&W conversion by selecting it in Lightroom.
I also did a little bit of tweeking with the contrast.

I also agree the tinted version seems to bring out a bit more detail.

I am very new to this and using Lightroom. I could probably make it look even better in BW with some more work.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:33 AM

Thanks everyone.
The feedback is great!!!!!

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:17 AM

the first
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:57 AM

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