Mmm...yummy!

Discussion in 'People' started by tlong, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. tlong

    tlong

    169
    May 25, 2008
    Southeast, USA
    I took my camera with my newly acquired $90 nifty fifty (from lisantica...thanks Lisa!) to a restaurant for lunch today. We sat in the booth nearest the door to get some nice filtered light. I am enjoying playing with some B&W conversions right now...Let me know what you think.

    1. Ben eating spaghetti...it's not easy being 5!
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    2. He talked me into letting him get his very own piece of cheesecake for the first time ever....
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    3. Emma decided on a chocolate chip cookie...
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  2. cute shots
    i must use my nifty-fifty more
    you did well here

    thanks for sharing
     
  3. Phil

    Phil

    944
    Nov 25, 2007
    Illinois
    Nice shots, I like the b&ws.
     
  4. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    So Cute! Love The Last Expression!!
     
  5. tlong

    tlong

    169
    May 25, 2008
    Southeast, USA
    Hi guys. I appreciate the comments. She does look like she got caught eating a cookie she wasn't supposed to have, doesn't she...she actually WAS allowed though!
     
  6. leahp26

    leahp26

    926
    Apr 28, 2008
    Southern NH
    Hi Tracey

    I REALLY like your b/w conversion - would you mind sharing your method?

    Thanks!
    - Love the expression and thought going into the spaghetti eating in #1
     
  7. You need to feed that boy more often. He looks ravenous. :smile:
     
  8. tlong

    tlong

    169
    May 25, 2008
    Southeast, USA
    He's a growing boy, Gordon :) You should see just a few frames earlier where he was pouting, because he did not want spaghetti or pizza...sure looks like he's enjoying it to me!

    Leah...I don't really know what I am doing as far as B&W conversions. I never could get the channel mixer method to look right, so I was really pleased when CS3 was announced with a tool! I duplicated the bottom layer and changed the blend mode to soft light. Then, I added a B&W adjustment layer using a green filter. Then, I lower the opacity of the soft light layer until I like it. I usually do a pass of USM at 20, 60, 4. I'm still experimenting :)
     
  9. leahp26

    leahp26

    926
    Apr 28, 2008
    Southern NH
    Hi Tracey

    Thank you very much! I really like your experiment! :)
     
  10. Terri French

    Terri French

    May 5, 2005
    Idaho
    You did great with the nifty-fifty. Love your B&W conversions.
     
  11. These are excellent B&W.