Cindy Lynch  

Pointed Shoes by Cindy Lynch

October 2019 - Pointed Shoes

About the Image(s)

I set the shoes against a black foam board in natural light. I used Nik Color Efex to get them to the contrast, detail and exposure I wanted. Then, I converted them to monochrome in Camera Raw by moving the saturation slider all the way to the left. Settings, f/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 4000, 18 mm focal length, using a tripod.

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7 comments posted

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
For me, ISO 4000 rocks! We are too boxed in with low ISO for antiquated reasoning in this day of digital. Tonality and contrast are perfect for the subject. Have you tried shooting jpg and making the BW conversion direct in PS?   Posted: 10/05/2019 14:46:16
Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Until very recently, I did my conversions using Nik Silver Pro or Topaz. I tried Camera Raw once and really liked it.   Posted: 10/07/2019 12:56:40

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
Great image. No further suggestions. Chuck or anyone know of articles describing relationship of ISO, tonality and contrast for the learner like me?   Posted: 10/06/2019 13:03:08

David Price   David Price
Another outstanding still life Cindy. This should do well in competitions. You have a good tonal range and the reflections add to the image. Your mono conversion method is interesting. I will have to try it.   Posted: 10/07/2019 05:57:07
Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I tried this very recently instead of Nik Silver Pro. Give it a try and let me know what you think.   Posted: 10/07/2019 12:57:29

Paul Moertl   Paul Moertl
I agree with all of them. Great competition shot with the black background and the tack-sharpness.   Posted: 10/10/2019 19:42:23

Jeffrey Klug   Jeffrey Klug
Another great tabletop shot, I cannot suggest any improvement, I think it is a great shot. There are a lot of great ways to convert to monochrome, I mainly use Nik, but also use camera raw as well. I float all over the place each does it a little differently.   Posted: 10/28/2019 21:21:23