Streets of my neighborhood...we have the most beautiful skies in the world. How can you beat this?

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  1. porkphoto

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    What a great sky with some awesome clouds.
     
  3. Craig Sherriff

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    I looked at this shot and thought it would look great as a Black and White shot.
    Take out the colour which detracts from the shot and the drama of what is happening in the sky would be enhanced, possibly bring up the whites, just a thought, as Ray said "a great sky with some awesome clouds."
     
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    A very wonderful capture of some lovely sky action. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you Ray.
     
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    I tried your suggestion but I'm not very good at monochromes and I couldn't bring out the details, perhaps if I started out with a black and white shot it would have been better. Thanks for your input.
     
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    Thanks for your kind words.
     
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    Nice looking skies.

    Are you laying down a challenge to us?

    Gary
     
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    What software do you use, I use photoshop 2017 and tried Black and White using auto function and it come out reasonable. Could be worth a try if you have photoshop
     
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    Hi PP, no need to start off with monochrome. You can easily go from colour to monochrome.
    I recently found a fantastic video by the wonderful Julieanne Kost from Adobe. This is one of the best methods I have found to start with a mono image. She covers three methods of colour toning but the second one is the one that has really benefited me.

    Check it out here:
    http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2019/0...ZNohYXJmHwKarbRFYtFWv0t-mJtN7Z5tft1kVgEevuE_s

    I am always on the lookout for methods to produce good mono images and this is the one that I am currently using. I think your original image would be a good one to work with. Good luck.
     
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    I hope you don't mind but I just had to try the above method on your image. With just a tiny tweak, this is what I came up with.

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    Thank you Ray, I don't mind anyone using my images to show others what can be done creatively. Ok, here's my attempt at mono, not as black and white as yours, but I need lots more practice. View attachment 6340 View attachment 6340 View attachment 6340
     
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    PP, I am glad that you did not mind my playing with your image. There are lots of ways of creating mono images in PS. I don't know which method you used but it is a bit washed out.
    I still have CS6 on my laptop and I just checked and the method shown in Julieanne's video works just fine in CS6. Give it a try as it produces a good result which in many cases won't need any more adjustments. I am glad that I found out how to do the conversion this way as it provides a great starting point. Go for it.
     
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