Isn't it interesting that we all see things so differently. There is no right or wrong solution. Just a lot of neat variations!!That would actually be pretty easy to do using the control points in Terri's software. Even so, I like the bright, airy look in the background because it complements the mood of joviality that is so evident on the boys' faces.
I've just never been happy with the skin tones I get [in B&W].
I think it's going to take a lot of trial and error and practice. It sure is fun to go back into the old photos. I'm glad you like what I did.Terri, these are great! I love those boys!
Excellent conversions. I've struggled with B&W conversions on my own portrait photos. I've just never been happy with the skin tones I get. I've only ever had one conversion on my own kids that I liked enough to print.
On these photos, I found I had to back off on the strength of the green. I just keep practicing. It is very tricky.After choosing the ideal color filter, which in the case of Caucasian skin tones would usually be a shade of green, and then choosing the ideal strength of that filter, we still sometimes have to make further adjustments just to the skin tones to get them just right.
I had nice camera gear to get these precious photos
Good catch Mike. I missed that! Thank you so much.Ya gotta be kidding me; your skills are so good that you would have gotten nice photos with any equipment that at least allowed you to control the aperture.
In the photo immediately preceding this post, consider toning down the bright stripe in the background "growing" out of the boy's head.