Wow. I loved the new colour version of this image. And I am also loving this black and white version.
I produced this black and white picture using Perfect Photo 9 B&W.
I went with the Dramatic Light Preset. It had a really nice mood and feel to it, making the image really dark with the face of the middle cliff shining out, which was the focus of the image.
Not a bad starting point at all.
None really worked. I tried them all but they were all a bit too much, so I moved on.
I moved on to other tinkering just because I can.
- I increased the image brightness from the default -20 to -4.
- Next I increased the detail slider from 0 to 24
- I pushed the shadows up to 86
- The whites I increased to 11
- I then reduced the contrast a bit, to -17, then boosted the whites again, this time to 35.
And this is the danger. Tinkering and tweaking.
So I stopped all that nonsense and moved on again.
I added a vignette, as I tend to do for landscapes. This time I went with a subtle vignette, as I, erm wanted a subtle vignette!
I quite like Perfect Photo Suite 9. A lot of the things such as the subtle vignette are what they say they are.
And I also like the fact that you can hide the content of panels if you want to.
I like the effect of this image. It has an aged feel to it which is quite nice, almost timeless. The people in the foreground give scale to the image but are so small you cannot put a time period on when the image was made.
Another image for my black and white landscape photography page in the bag, which I am happy with. I am not happy with the prospect of all that keywording, captioning and titling but these things are necessary evils.