Beer in Black and White

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Rather than watch TV tonight, I embarked on playing with DXO-PL4 and some old images. I was in search of things that were best in black and white.

1. A deep dark stout from Bend, Oregon.

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2. A wheat beer from Germany, fresh and lemony.
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3. A line up of strange bed-fellows.
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One more, maybe a prescription for the next few days (in the US). Though I hope not.
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Nice shots, looks like you have been investigating the exotic section. Are the beers as good as the labels?
I like the Oregon breweries stuff, even went to their microbrew festival some years back in Portland.
 
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Nice shots, looks like you have been investigating the exotic section. Are the beers as good as the labels?
I like the Oregon breweries stuff, even went to their microbrew festival some years back in Portland.
They are all very different from each other. Oregon still has a thriving and creative micro/craft brewing industry.
 
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I really like the 3rd and 4th photos.
Thanks Mike.
The beers were relatively easy to work with, but the downtown scene was much more particular. It had a range of colors and tones that took very differently to filters and presets. It was startling and instructive to see the crosswalk sign (yellow) react to a blue filter——now you see it/now you don't!
 
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All wonderful b&w's, Nick!
#1 & #2 could definitely serve as a commercial product image for those brands.
And #3 is a certain indication of your thorough research :)

Also like the street scene. Always impressive when a mood one would assume relies greatly on colours is conveyed so well in b&w.
 
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let me know if you need help emptying the bottles since those are dark and absorb your lighting 😛
It's a deal.
My beer consumption has really taken a dive ever since my son I visited Belgium, 2 years ago. Been sticking with wine for some reason. My wife prefers wine, and since retiring I no longer go out with my college kids for happy hour. But a dark beer or 2 when it's cold, and a light refreshing German when it's hot.
 
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Interesting photos, Nick. Did PL4 help much compared to your previous version?

The beer looks interesting, too. I am familiar with that Deschutes Obsidian Stout...one of our favorites here. A few years ago Deschutes announced a new brewery for Roanoke; they even opened a tasting room downtown with lots of publicity. Tasting room is still open, but the brewery seems to be on hold indefinitely.
 
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The original work was in PL3. All I did yesterday was send it to SilverEfx.
I remember their plans for expansion. Several yers ago, it was all the range to have East-West partnerships. But that seems to have died down. I much prefer the smaller craft houses, with distinctive styles and annual/batch variation, just like most wines.
 
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Thanks Ben, Bob, Binnur and Ron. B&W conversion can be a lot of fun and rewarding—or a total bust. Fortunately this time i had time on my side, and no looming deadline.
 

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