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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Modern Services, Old Presentation
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sun Feb 1 14:00:39 2009
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I will follow up on some of those.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff Hopkinson" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 3:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: Modern Services, Old Presentation

> Jim that is a very popular aspiration of course.  I don't know what 
> controls
> are available in your Elements program but one common approach for bw
> conversion is to vary the percentages of each colour channel, red, green
> blue, that are used to make your grey version. There are a lot of other
> options in Raw and Photoshop, as well as third party plug-ins as you no
> doubt have guessed.
> Regarding the haze, I think you need to tackle that on the camera. While 
> you
> can simulate some filter effects afterwards that is not the same as using
> the filters on the camera.
> I had a quick look with Google  on the subject. Try a search for elements
> black and white conversion. It looks like there are tutorials and
> discussions out there that may give you some ideas. This digital stuff is
> addictive. There is a lot to learn, just like a wet darkroom but at the 
> same
> time an enormous range of possibilities.
> 2009/2/2 Jim Nichols <>
>> I have been looking at various ways to show digital images as B&W.  Many 
>> of
>> the images I see on the LUG gallery come close to film images, but I have
>> not been getting to that point.  This was made with my E-510 and 
>> Elmarit-R
>> 28/2.8 as a RAW image and converted to B&W, then sepia, in Elements 6.0. 
>> I
>> know that there are specialty converters available, but have not tried 
>> them
>> as yet. If anyone has suggestions, please comment.
>> One local problem is the haze level and lack of blue sky for contrast.
>> Comments and critiques welcomed.
>> Jim Nichols
>> Tullahoma, TN USA
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> Cheers
> Geoff
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