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New Brighton Beach


Fairly new to B&W conversion, this is one I have done in Lightroom.
A light graduation from the top and another from the bottom to enhance an otherwise fairly flat scene lacking in any real colour, an ideal candidate for mono.

Advise, appraisal and criticism greatly appreciated.
Thanks for looking,
Glyn.
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Re: New Brighton Beach


I really don't see anything to critic on this, good tones, contrast and composition

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Re: New Brighton Beach


Like Martin has said, not much to say really. Personally from my point of view, I would have isolated the lady and her dog by cropping out the tower thing in the water and what looks like another person. If you did your conversion in Lightroom try using the colour sliders to see if you can tease out some more contrast. These are just my preferences though,
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Re: New Brighton Beach


I agree with what has already been said, and my only additional comment concerns the title.

And I know that others have a different view on the importance and relevance of titles.

For me, an image is stronger if it has a good title - preferably one that helps the photographer get across any message intended.


For example, in this case if you did crop out the other ?person and ?lighthouse then a title might be, say, 'In a world of their own'; which to me makes the image more interesting than 'New Brighton Beach' which (to me) is more suitable for a record shot.

Having said that, I know that I can't always think of a good title anyway for my own stuffemoticonemoticon

And if you look at titles of other images in the site you will see that they are similar to yours, so I am probably in a minority.


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You might want to apply the Light/Darken/Centre tool from CEP. This will enhance the mood of the image. The brighter centre and slight vignette effect will pull the viewer through the image more effectively. If you don't have CEP then the effect can be acheived quite easily in PS.

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Re: New Brighton Beach


Thank you all for some excellent advise, all of which I'll take on board.
I'll experiment with the original regarding cropping and I'll also look into the tool from CEP as recommended.

Thanks!
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I probably know this (or should do) but what is CEP?

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Its a plugin in the Nik series called color efex pro, there is a video on the forum that I did called point light source that demonstrates using it.

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I use CEP more than SilverEfex in my workflow, and the Darken/Lighten Centre tool is the most used.

Good image Glyn, I agree with the points made.
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Re: New Brighton Beach


Thanks Martin.

I use colour efex pro - as suggested in your CG dvd - but hadn't made the connection with it being CEPemoticon

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