Traveller, Photographer, Mountaineer, Human

Maculot Rockies in Black and White

These are black and white landscape photos taken in Mt. Maculot.  After reading some articles online, I finally have a better understanding on editing black and white pics – I now know how to edit black and white pictures by adjusting the color channels (e.g., darkening the blue skies by changing the luminance of the blue color channel).  Previously, I only use colored filters (red, green, blue, orange, yellow).

The first and fourth images were shot using the Samyang 8mm fisheye and the second and third ones were shot using the 15-85 lens.

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6 responses

  1. Barbie

    woa! any specific tips how to edit them?

    January 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    • I use lightroom so after converting to black and white (control+v), go to develop module and you can see the individual color channels. Darkening the blues usually darkens the sky and makes the cloud stand out. Other color channels can be moved for other effects. Edit to taste.

      January 20, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      • Barbie

        Thank you! 🙂

        January 21, 2013 at 12:28 am

  2. These are all fantastic ! I think there are some presets available from Nik Software that are compatible with lightroom 4, have you played with those?

    January 21, 2013 at 8:00 am

    • I don’t know about these Nik preset but I sometimes use Nik’s software (silver efex, viveza and color efex) and use the filters in these plugins.

      January 30, 2013 at 9:51 am

  3. Amazing shots.

    January 21, 2013 at 9:13 am

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