Treoakland Photoblogging

5 comments March 13th, 2007at 10:41am Posted by Eli

Okay, let’s see if I can pull off a photoblogging post from my Treo…

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Posts! Outside some sort of clinic or medical center.

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Sign announcing the presence of said clinic/medical center thingy.

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They have an elevator. (Color vs. B&W was a tough call on this one – the sky was a lovely blue, and the column and trim were a complementary shade of crimsonish.


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  • 1. charley  |  March 13th, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    i’d have to see it, but i’m saying go with the color.

    it’s a nice image, and color would make it pop.

    in the old days you had to make up your mind ahead of time.

  • 2. Eli  |  March 13th, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    Well, when in doubt, B&W kinda tends to be my default option, and the rest of the post was B&W, so…

  • 3. charley  |  March 14th, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Well, when in doubt, B&W kinda tends to be my default option, and the rest of the post was B&W, so…

    understood. i actually just posted a black and white of a flag picture. it’s off center, but somehow that seems less objectionable in black and white.

    how do you convert? i use this lab color technique that i’ve heard greg goman uses. i’ve never made a print, so i don’t know, but on screen it’s far superior to all other techniques i’ve tried.

  • 4. Eli  |  March 14th, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    I just convert it to grayscale in Photoshop or (now) Lightroom. Spork and another guy told me I should desaturate instead, so I did that for a while, but I didn’t like the results.

    Do you have a link to the lab technique? Are we talking Luminance channel or something?

  • 5. charley  |  March 15th, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    i’ll hook you up as soon as i find the link. lot of links in this computer.

    basically it’s a rgb image in the end, i think it’s sort of like a duotone . you can use anycolor for tone effect, or just get rid of it all together.

    a lot of the pros used to not like digital for black and white, of course that’s changing.

    i’ve tried 3 or 4 methods, i’m sure this one is best, and it’s the easiest.

    Are we talking Luminance channel or something? yes.

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