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    #1 - Melaleuca Parviceps
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    #2 - Cabbage Moth
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    I Shoot A Canon

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    I dusted once and it came back. I'm not falling for that again!
    If you boil a funny bone, it becomes a laughing stock. That's humerus.

  • #2
    G'day mate

    Always 'different' to see mono images for brightly coloured originals!
    You have done well with the conversions, with no blown-out whites. Well done

    Phil
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    • Isac
      Isac commented
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      Thank you Phil. I enjoy a BW conversion now and then. Some I've seen just use desaturation of the colours but there's a lot more involved in getting a good result.

  • #3
    I thought it woul like to be on a grade harder paper. Played with it but don' know if I managed much.

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    Better a full bottle in front of me
    than a full frontal lobotomy.
    Hans

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    • Isac
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      Hi Hans. Are you saying the image was flat and needed more contrast?

    • HansE
      HansE commented
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      I didn't want to be that obviously blunt but you seem to have got there Did you have a look?

    • Isac
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      You can be blunt with me Hans, no problem.
      I did have a look but it added dark shadows to the plant. Maybe add the "contrast" selectively with a mask?
      Last edited by Isac; 11-11-2021, 06:13 PM.

  • #4

    Isac commented
    Yesterday, 06:43 PM

    I'm not understanding what "grade harder paper" is Hans or what you were trying to do with your edit - did you make it darker?



    Oh mate ..... the things "us ol' buggers" got up to in the dark(room) past that you miss out upon today

    From the densitometric curve of the negative ... ie: the slope from lower left to top right, one determines the contrast range of the negative's image and balances that with a Contrast Grade of paper. Grades ranged from 1 to 5, with most people using 2 or 3 as their base and moving up or down as needed to match tonal ranges

    A 'flat' negative has a contrast-curve at about 30 degrees of slope ... a 'normal' neg about 45 degrees and a 'hard' neg has about a 60degree slope. You will recognise the descriptions as matching "Curves" in PS

    When one had a 'normal' neg but wished to increase its contrast a bit, one chose a Grade higher than the usual one ... My usual was Grade-3 and so I went for a Grade-4 for more contrast in the final print ~~ this was used regularly when the viewing distance was more than usual so that the image stood out more clearly for the viewer - often behind a rope barrier at the exhibition or whatever I was involved with

    Phil
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    > recent images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/

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    • Isac
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      Perfectly explained for an old timer Phil Most of the things I got up to in a dark room had nothing to do with photography. I do fully understand the curves adjustments and its use so I now understand what the different paper grades did for working with contrast. Thank you very much sir!

  • #5
    I didn't think the plant as the point of interest as it was mainly in shadow The original just looked a bit grey. How else would you increase contrast if you were happy with the whites?
    This pushed a bit further of my copy now copied from a previous screen copy. Did not attempt to even sharpen.



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    Better a full bottle in front of me
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    • Isac
      Isac commented
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      I like that Hans. The crop has worked well.

  • #6
    We could go on ...
    This one using the Calculations method. A little brighter but more detail.
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    I Shoot A Canon

    Web: isacimages.com / My Gear

    I dusted once and it came back. I'm not falling for that again!
    If you boil a funny bone, it becomes a laughing stock. That's humerus.

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    • HansE
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      40 shades of grey lol

    • Isac
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      maybe 2,040 in this one Hans. It's all subjective. Thanks for your input - always appreciated.
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