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Re: [OM] Monochrome

Subject: Re: [OM] Monochrome
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2020 15:20:12 -0800
On 3/4/2020 5:16 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
Thanks, Moose.  I use Monochromes because I think differently when I know
I'm shooting B&W.  I frame and expose for B&W instead of color.  It may
sound weird, but I can definitely tell the difference.  I love B&W and
would like to use Monochrome for a whole trip sometime.  Maybe when I
retire.
I totally agree. I'm certainly not as "evolved" as some photographers
and I need to see/work in the medium desired for the outcome. My
compositions are different. When I'm shooting in color, I look for the
contrasts and lighting for color. When I'm shooting in B&W, I look for
the contrasts and lighting for B&W. While I am perfectly able to do a
conversion to B&W later on, it rarely works out because I didn't
actually compose that way up front.

I think the point, in my case, is that I've never really been a B&W photographer. When I wanted to learn photography as a young man, I was very frustrated. I wanted to work in COLOR, and simply couldn't afford to.

I do occasionally see something I think would look good in B&W, and shoot 
color, for later adjustment. :-)

Speaking of evolved, I don't understand how photographers can shoot,
edit, print/publish, and move on and consider it all a done deal. I
only delete the obvious outtakes and leave everything else in my
files. When revisiting the files later on, I'll look at the pictures
with fresh eyes and fresh usage intent.

YES!!!

I have virtually everything I've ever shot on digital in my LR catalog. I just mentioned the Panny 42.5/1.7 in a post, got curious what I'd shot with it, set a metadata filter in LR, browsed, and noticed a photo I'd not processed before that I quite like. <https://photos.app.goo.gl/4rApbaqXZMG6btW37>

I hadn't remembered that the "ISO invariance" example I've shown was also taken 
with this lens.

I sometimes just wander about in the catalog, looking at stuff from the past. 
I've found gems.

And with fresh conversion/editing tools which may give me options that didn't 
exist previously.

Really true for me. I've recently recovered a film shot from ~2002, the convertible in the redwoods photo I just posted, and made big improvements in digital shots from 2012 <http://www.moosemystic.net/Gallery/tech/Process/Topaz%20AI/Sharpen/RedTail.htm>

 and 2017 
<http://www.moosemystic.net/Gallery/tech/TopazAI_Gigapixel/AsianFalcon.htm>

, using Topaz AI tools and the improved PS selection tools. A number of the other new and/or improved tools in PS have also helped me with recreating older photos.

Mining the Past Moose

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