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    some more M8 B&W

    here are a few shots that i took recently. same conversion technique

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    Fabulous !!
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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    What Helen said. I always look forward to seeing your work Irakly.

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    These are all wonderful...number 1 is just brilliant. I keep going back to it.

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    These are all wonderful...number 1 is just brilliant. I keep going back to it.
    i just love the stupid expression on the painted guy's face

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    Just great stuff Irakly. I'll have to try you technique with all the programs I have not called Lightroom as it's one of the few I don't have. best...Peer

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    Awesome images Irakly, as usual And I love the B&W treatment. BTW, that last model looks identical to a figure model I used to work with in California. I know it's a long-shot, but her name was Summer...
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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    Just wondering if it's possible to emulate the technique in C1 Pro?

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Awesome images Irakly, as usual And I love the B&W treatment. BTW, that last model looks identical to a figure model I used to work with in California. I know it's a long-shot, but her name was Summer...
    haha, maybe their mothers have to have a long talk
    no, this chick is from moldova

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    Quote Originally Posted by JPlomley View Post
    Just wondering if it's possible to emulate the technique in C1 Pro?
    this is something that you have to try. i never managed to make myself like C1. i mean i understand why people used it when there was no alternative, but now???

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    Well I tried wrong subject matter and NOT shot at high ISO this was 100 but in C1 beta high contrast B&W than played with contrast and tone curve than added some grain in PS. I think with the right subject and a higer ISO you can probably do it in C1
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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    Guy, can you actually try this? I mean, ISO640? I played with C1 4.0 and Pro for just one evening, but noticed that it treats M8 noise differently from Lightroom/ACR

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    It probably does . C1 on the M8 images has a smoother noise factor or tighter pattern than LR for some reason. When I shoot commercial shots at ISO 640 i do get better noise levels with C1 and LR is more clunky. So with this technique i agree LR maybe the better tool.

    I would like to try this out when in San Juan and actually maybe a good project for the group since we all are shooting M8's on this workshop and working the streets. Great idea
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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    I'm sure you could emulate the effect with True Grain or AE; but doing it in RAW would save a few bucks

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    Quote Originally Posted by JPlomley View Post
    I'm sure you could emulate the effect with True Grain or AE; but doing it in RAW would save a few bucks
    and a few hours

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    So here is another attempt in C1 Pro. When for a stroll through China Town to capture some test images. Yeah, I know, the subject is not chinese, but it was the best scene to emulate the Tri-X look.

    Shot at ISO 640 with my Biogon 35/2 (my favorite street lens due to its unique signature, but that is a whole other thread); EC +1.5, CC +50, Phase One Pancromatic ICC Profile, Sharpening set at 100 to emphasize noise, Color noise suppression set to Manual with a 0 Amount. Noise Suppression set to low (no way to disable this parameter). First image is the overall scene, second image is a crop from the DNG processed as an 8-bit TIFF @ an image resolution of 240 ppi.

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    My bad, I forgot to tone....

    If it ever stops raining here today, I'll take another trip down to Old Montreal and run another series of tests at ISO 1250.

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    Love gritty black and white images. Irakly, that painted guy on the wall looks like Humphrey Bogart. Those first two shots are awesome.

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    Re: some more M8 B&W

    thanks david. my agent seems to be delighted too

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