Posted on Sep.30, 2010, under HDR

p class=’exif’>(Nikon D700, 28-300mm at 78mm, ISO 1250, HDR 7 Exposures @ f/8.0)

As promised yesterday, here is the black and white version of yesterday’s color HDR of the Detroit & Mackinac Caboose from Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Processing was quite simple. I took the image produced by Photomatix into Photoshop and ran Topaz Adjust to increase clarity. I then used Silver Efex Pro to convert the image to black and white. I went with a film style with little grain and added a bit of a vignette. I finished it off with a light sepia tone.

I’d be interested to hear which image you prefer, or any other comments you may have.

Copyright © 2010 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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  • Bob Towery says:
    I love the feel of this, I prefer it to the color version. I don’t know about simple processing though, you used what, four different programs to achieve the look? In any case, a very beautiful result. Nicely done.
    • James Howe says:
      I guess ‘simple’ is a relative term. The power of image processing software has reached the point where you can accomplish much in very little time. I sometimes feel guilty, as if I’m cheating. In some respects I probably am cheating. I could take more time and try and eek more out of the image through careful masking and such. Thanks for your comments!

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