Three different treatments

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by theoldsmithy, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
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  2. The first and last for me

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  3. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    middle for diddle for me - like the tone & has more information than 1
    not overly fond of vignette but I prefer 1 to 3 by some margin
    3 is fairly lifeless for me
  4. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    My eyes like the top of #1, the bottom on #2 (below the top of the structure) and vote #3 as last place.
  5. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
  6. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

    Jan 19, 2015
  7. iSilentP

    iSilentP SC Regular

    Jan 27, 2014
    OHIO / USA
    The middle one appeals to my eye. I like its tonality better than the other two.
  8. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I've decided I prefer the Silver Efex version myself (middle one). Interestingly the number of Flickr favourites is 5 for Tonality, 3 for Silver Efex, 2 for Analog Efex. I think Tonality here has produced a good clean image but it is slightly flat. I will experiment some more...
  9. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    I think they all are capable to produce nice black-white images. It depends on what you would like to communicate. Personally I like the flexibility, powerful presets and simplicity of Silver Efex.
    This scene is suited for a more gloomy, contrast-rich processing. Perhaps even the Noir preset that makes certain parts darker and increasing the tension. Vignetting contributes too. That's why #3 is #3 to me. #1 has a relatively blue-er cast on my screen compared to #2 although I think the vignetting is appropriate. So in the end my vote also goes to #2. But I am curious to see variations (presets, filters, and perhaps using the sliders).
    Just my 2 cents and a highly subjective opinion.
  10. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I life the silver tonality of #1, but not the vignette