Photo by Salt Water New England

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Black and White

Photo by Salt Water New England

6 comments:

  1. Why do I like black and white pictures so very much? ...and not just photographs.
    As usual, thank you very much.

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  2. Lovely photograph. Thanks once again for the wonderful photos.

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  3. A young Prince Charles perhaps?

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  4. There is something so special about analog black and white prints. No amount of photoshopping and retouching can replicate these masterpieces..

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    1. Image/Mode/Grayscale in "Photoshop"

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  5. To replicate the above image with a photo taken in color, before using "Image/Mode/Grayscale" in PhotoShop (which does work well), use the "Image/Adjustment/Black & White" filter selection.

    You also need a slow ISO (= ASA) speed setting for the camera (say about 50 or 100), a moderately long lens, such as 85 to 135mm, and use a f/stop wide enough (like f/2.8) to separate the rider figure from the background. That's called depth of field, and you're looking for a shallow one in this case.

    A phone-cam may be able to pull all this off, but it's much, much easier with a DSLR. Yet to really do it well, get a Nikon/Pentax/Canon film SLR with the above lens and a film such as Ilford's Pan F or Kodak's Tmax 100.

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