Thursday, August 12, 2010

Before and After: Jayce in Tucker




Its been forever since I've had time to participate in a blog hop or meme! And although I have 10 or so posts waiting in line to be published, I'm going to be naughty and play along instead of playing catch up like I should.

So, go make your own post and link up with Monica at Pixel Perfect!

This picture was taken a few weeks ago at my Dad's house in Tucker, GA. The kids had gotten dressed up for Sunday morning church (a rare occurrence that usually only happens in Georgia).




I used my Canon Rebel Xti and my 50 mm prime lens at f/1.8. I'd have to go back to look at the shutter speed, but I'm pretty sure my ISO was at 200.

Anyway, I almost always sharpen my photos. I just don't get the sharpness with my lens that I would like. Nor do I have the $$ to upgrade to the 1.4 or the 1.2.

Then, instead of playing with color, saturation, and skin tones, I wanted to see what it would look like with the absence of color. Instead of using the traditional B&W color filter, I used a white tint instead. I did not bring any color back in.

This was done with the simple Picasa 3 program. Before anyone can comment and recommend photoshop and lightroom to me, I have to let you know that we are a Linux family and do not own computers that accommodate adobe software. When I get rich, a laptop with photo editing software will be the first thing I buy :)

Here's the after:
But, I'm biased. He's my son. I think they are both cute :)

13 comments:

  1. I LOVE the b&w. My post this week is all about b&ws too. Love them. http://weloveiowa.blogspot.com/2010/08/before-after-for-love-of-black-and.html

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  2. Love the B&W! I think the edit really brings out his eyes. Great job!

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  3. Cute! And I have to ask, what does Linux mean? I've never heard of that before :)

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  4. He is adorable. Great job!

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  5. This is such a cute photo. I don't know if you like them, but this would make a great selective color photo with the flowers. Great job.

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  6. Very beautiful photos! I love it in black and white :)

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  7. He is absolutely adorable! I almost always sharpen too. This looks amazing in black and white. Thanks for joining!

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  8. I love black a white. I am your newest follower. Great job.

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  9. He's a cutie! Beautiful eyes. Can't go wrong with a black and white edit. Very nice.

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  10. Black and white is a favorite of mine... beautiful!

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  11. Great photo in black and white!! :) How on earth do you do a white tint?

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  12. The photo is wonderful and the black and white is just perfect!!!

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