Sunday, December 13, 2015

Black and White Conversion: Sandstone Outcrop

Color to black and white conversion
This started out as a color slide. I decided to convert it to black and white to see what it would look like.

Black and white conversion is not as simple as basic removal of color (desaturation). A much more effective conversion can be accomplished when keeping the effects of traditional photographic lens filters in mind - red for a darker sky, etc. 

After some adjustments to color the channels, contrast and grain, I think it looks pretty good, maybe even better than in color.