Monday, 28 October 2013
Project: Black and white
Exercise: Colours into tones 2
For this exercise I have chosen a landscape to enhance the aerial perspective. This is the original image.
Here is the default black and white conversion in Silver FX Pro.
Here is the enhanced version in which I have increased the contrast slightly by applying a 76% filter strength to the red channel (18 degrees on the colour wheel) which has darkened the blue of the sea.
I thought I would repeat the exercise with this more dramatic image from my archive.
Default conversion in Silver FX Pro
By applying a 100% filter to the yellow hues, the contrast of the sunlight area in the centre has been increased and the plants in the foreground have been made lighter, making them more prominent.
Conclusion: This was a useful exercise in learning how to adjust the different channels and to see what effects can be achieved.