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    Liz
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    Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    B&W images have always been my favorite. My favorite film was Delta Ilford - and I often used a red filter. I could never do anything much with a digital conversion. I think it's workable in Photoshop, but PSElements doesn't have the tools as far as I know.

    Recently I've seen some excellent b&w images taken with the Panasonic LX3. It has a "dynamic b&w" mode and you can change in-camera settings when using it.

    This is my first try. It's a bit bland and/or flat - and I can't compare it to other LX3 b&w images I've seen, but I wanted to at least try it out. I just used the default dynamic b&w settings since I didn't have the manual with me.

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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Great thread Liz I gotta find me one to post .

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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Great thread Liz.

    This is probably one of my most favorite b&w's I've done. I'm weird, I know! It's a rack of shot puts at league for my son's hs.



    a few others....


    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Great idea Liz. I am also a B&W film fan. My favorite was Ilford HP5 shot at ISO 250 and then processed normally with Kodak D76. That gave me great negatives to work with and super fine grain. I think I still have a few rolls in my freezer now that I think about it. Although I've never seen a digital B&W that looked as good to me as film, I have done a few.

    JETA those are some great images! I especially love that last one. I hope that found its way onto a large print for display.

    All of these were converted in LR from RAW.
    Tree stump hollowed out by fire.
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    The rest of these are from the Salton Sea, CA.
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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    I used Delta as well....I think Charles Hess recommended it many years ago....not sure...

    let me dig you out some photos.
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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    here's some photos...I think my conversions are all over, depending on the mood I was in and the computer I was on. Also, my website is like 90% black and white, it's just what I do.
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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Mmmmm, black and white Great shots everyone :thumbsup:

    A few of my favs...







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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    This guy has been in business since I was a kid.
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    I go out and shoot B&W every so often.

    I don't convert from color.
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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Wow! Nice stuff everyone.
    I decided to start going through my stuff and of course the first folder I opened brought me to some of the shots I'd taken of this old barn a while ago so then immediatly thought of this thread and the rest is history. I like this much better than the color....the sky is much much better.
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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    All these b&w images are great! I love viewing them. Seeing so many excellent photos really encourages me to learn how to work with digital b&w.

    Post some more please!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    My wife. My son. My daughter. Please keep in mind I'm shooting w/ a Kodak EasyShare 4.0mp.
    If I could afford it I would shoot film, If I were wealthy I'd shoot at least 6mp DSLR, but until then it's all photoshop.
    Oh and I tossed in a artsy-fartsy one of a lake, called "Moonlit Lake". I only named it so literally to help "sell" the idea that it was actually shot at night,...in reality it was shot at around 2:00 in the afternoon. lol
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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Some stunning photos so far :thumbsup:
    I havent done much b&w here are a couple i have posted before




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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Here's a new one and a couple you may have already seen. I'll have to look around and see what else I have that may be interesting. Like MB1 I usually don't convert from color but go out with the camera set on B&W.








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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    LOVE that first shot MB1 :thumbsup:

    Here's a few digital B&W's...







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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    One of my favorites from my trip to South Africa.

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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    The Digital Images ~ Converted to Black and White using Alien Skin Exposure 2











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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    There are so many awesome images here - each one unique - that I'm blown away by all the talent! I'm surprised so many people enjoy b&w. I feel right at home in this environment!

    Thanks for sharing, everyone. For me personally, it's very encouraging and I can't wait for the rain to stop so I can begin to learn how to do this with my LX3 - and get good results.

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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Wow fantastic shots everyone! :thumbsup: Good to know B&W is alive and well, even in this digital age. Keep em coming!

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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Some that I like.





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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Seb, the hands shot is outstanding.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Seb - WOW!

    Those hands are stunning!

    The 2nd one is a classic too!

    Were these shot with film?

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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Great works, everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck935
    All of these were converted in LR from RAW.
    OMG - these are all FANTASTIC, Canuck!
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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    Quote Originally Posted by Loupey
    OMG - these are all FANTASTIC, Canuck!
    Aw shucks Thanks Loupey!

    We're getting some outstanding images in this thread. Axle thanks for posting some film images, I didn't even think about it until you posted them. I have a bunch of scans from B&W negs on my computer at home, I'll have to dig out a few of them for this post.

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    Re: Post your b&w images - digital or film....

    I'm so inspired I was noticing how things would look in b/w as I drove around today and if time allows, I'm going to go out with that in mind.
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