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Weaving In Black and White

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:17 pm
by minniev
My morning walk in rain and fog found this lady at work on the garden fence. There was a stream of fog suspended behind, as it was already starting to lift and dissipate. Does the fog take away or add? Should I mitigate it and if so What should I do? I know I can do more with it at home with layers.

Re: Weaving In Black and White

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 am
by Psjunkie
So do that when you get home...you have a wonderful capture here however you would like to present it...as for your questions, without your description I would not have known it was fog so it just boils down to how to treat that background...for me I wouldn't totally mitigate it as I think it adds some depth to the image. I feel sure you will play at home and come up with a suitable result.....

Re: Weaving In Black and White

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:26 am
by minniev
Psjunkie wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 am
So do that when you get home...you have a wonderful capture here however you would like to present it...as for your questions, without your description I would not have known it was fog so it just boils down to how to treat that background...for me I wouldn't totally mitigate it as I think it adds some depth to the image. I feel sure you will play at home and come up with a suitable result.....
Any suggestions for the mitigation, other than softening the mist (the only thing I’ve planned yet), and some selective noise control.

Re: Weaving In Black and White

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:34 am
by Psjunkie
Really depends on how "you" want it presented minniev...the image as is, lacks much in the way of zone 0, 1, 9, or 10, having said that I don't feel all images have to have all the zones to be worthy of admiration, so it really depends on how much contrast or lack of you want to portray....I think softness could be a start..Hear I go again about muddy but you might try a touch of negative offset..

Re: Weaving In Black and White

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:11 pm
by minniev
Psjunkie wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:34 am
Really depends on how "you" want it presented minniev...the image as is, lacks much in the way of zone 0, 1, 9, or 10, having said that I don't feel all images have to have all the zones to be worthy of admiration, so it really depends on how much contrast or lack of you want to portray....I think softness could be a start..Hear I go again about muddy but you might try a touch of negative offset..
What is negative offset?

Re: Weaving In Black and White

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:15 pm
by Psjunkie
open an exposure adjustment layer in Ps...second slider down...when you get home I guess

Re: Weaving In Black and White

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:20 pm
by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
Overall quite nice. I'm thinking a square crop.

Re: Weaving In Black and White

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:34 pm
by minniev
Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:20 pm
Overall quite nice. I'm thinking a square crop.
Thanks Ernst, and I think you’re right about that. This is one I wanta keep, so I appreciate the suggestions. I love spiderwebs and her “quilt pattern” is a little different from the others I’ve photographed. She’s more decorative than average.

Re: Weaving In Black and White

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:05 pm
by pop511
Blacks, grays, whites.
A quick test to how and where I want to go is to use "levels" slider control in P/S
Hold down the Alt button as you move the slider and it will show clipping. Move the mid_gray slider to get your over all effect between whites and blacks.
I sometimes use this as a jumping off point as it is an easy way to start.
Final picture? Well. How do you see it? Soft or more contrasty? Do one of each and let us know
Agree with Ernst.
Have fun;

Re: Weaving In Black and White

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:38 pm
by St3v3Murray
minniev wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:17 pm
My morning walk in rain and fog found this lady at work on the garden fence. There was a stream of fog suspended behind, as it was already starting to lift and dissipate. Does the fog take away or add? Should I mitigate it and if so What should I do? I know I can do more with it at home with layers.
An all black background might be expected but the fog gives it an unexpected appeal and the directional lighting is perfect bringing you from left to right and back to the web again. I can't imagine the image any other way! S-