B&W Conversion Of Elephant

Posted by Ed Cordes on Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:45 am

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Lately I have been going through some old images and playing with B&W conversions.  This image was made in 2010 in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania with a 1D4 and 100-400.  Processed in color using all the modern techniques then converted to B&W in PS working with channels and curves.  Please click for uncompressed view. Thanks for looking.
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by John Spreitzer on Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:48 am
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Wow,quite an impressive old tusker! I think this looks great in B&W. Well done!

by david fletcher on Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:36 am
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What a wonderful tusker Ed. super conversion
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:40 am
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A bit more room all round would be better with such a large subject IMO, but the detail in the mud caked hide is amazing, Ed. The black and white conversion gives this mature giant an almost prehistoric appearance. A good choice for conversion and a very dramatic result!

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by Steve Kaluski on Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:36 pm
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A bit tight ED to do this big old tusker justice, however to get to see one of these elderly statesman is a real treat and rare these days, so very well done. Just be careful Ed in the conversion that the contrast of the overall look leaves little separation.


by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:39 am
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The conversion emphasizes, I think, the sense of age and size. What amazing tusks! Rather poignant.
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