In that alley.

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During my visit to Montreal I found this alley and the stairs immediately caught my attention. I thought it would make a good b&w conversion so
I shot it with a pleasant to me visual design and put it trough Topaz B&W Effects adding at the end a small amount of softening.
This was the result.


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D300 in the manual mode, ISO 200. Matrix metering.
18-70 kit lens
Manfrotto tripod with Linhof ballhead.

William Rodriguez
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Nice work!

A great example of the power of pre-visualization. I really like the tonal range you captured and the excellent processing.
 
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Nice composition William. Looks good in b&w. Infact, I too started working with Topaz B&W Effects, which I find very fascinating to work with.
 
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I want to thank you every one for your kind comments.
I was very skeptical of digital b&w conversions back in 2001 when we were using from desaturation to other methods trying to make a good b&w file. I have been working with the optical darkroom for too many years and I could not accept the tonalities offered by the digital conversions. I neglected my b&w work and I admit it was a disaster for me.
When I began to work with B&W Effects I was kind of lost. It took me some time to get the "feeling" of working with b&w images. I had lots of help from other photographers working with b&w and from Topaz through their tutorials. Today I feel very confident using conversions and I have seen my work improved.
I do not print at home, especially b&w images. I take the files to a professional lab and it is amazing what they can do. Unquestionably, the software is of great help.
Once again, thank you for your comments.

William.
 

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