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Just looked through all the topics in here and didn't see any devoted to black & white. Either I'm missing it, or someone has been slacking off.

I'm also curious if anyone wants to share their B&W conversion techniques. I'm convinced that the best B&W shots are more than just desaturated. I don't think I've found the best method yet, but I've been playing around with several. So far the one I like the best is to desaturate, then bump the brightness down a tad (usually -10 or so) and the contrast up 10 or so.

I guess I'll start things off

This is Lurgee last night on a local trickle

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This is SLSS at Spey Nation, we were standing right next to a smoking grill so its a little hazy. Probably could be tweaked a little bit to clear it up.

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a flower

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[report]I take a similar approach, DT, but use the slide and don't keep track of the numbers, as I think each image is a bit different. I also lean towards sepia tritones, as I like the warmer feel.

And next time I see you, plan on getting photo'd, as I need some counter-photo-insurgency ammo.
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My favorite landscape shot I've ever taken.
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Old school b/w infrared.[/report]
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I'll play

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makes you wonder what happened to the folks that used to sit in those chairs and the stories that were told. Nice shot
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