Kriegsspiel News Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Latest topics
» Impromptu Games
by Mongo Today at 2:45 pm

» Game freezing issues
by Field Marshal Tamas Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:19 pm

» Nordkrieg, or Land Battleships in the 1930s
by Mr. Digby Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:21 am

» Greetings from Barcelona, ​​where Don Quixote lost his duel with the Knight of the White Moon
by Chorch Thu Jan 19, 2023 7:00 pm

» New member
by Mr. Digby Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:10 pm

» Mapping software?
by marjo151 Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:15 pm

» Set Up for SOWWL NAPOLEON GAMES For Kriegspiel style
by rschilla Thu Dec 29, 2022 10:48 pm

» SOW Scenario Generator
by Uncle Billy Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:23 pm

» SOW Replay Viewer
by Uncle Billy Thu Dec 15, 2022 3:42 pm

» Windows 11
by rschilla Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:23 am

» Which key to slow the game down
by Uncle Billy Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:01 pm

» 33. Battle of Gijon - 14th April 1809
by Mark87 Thu Oct 27, 2022 2:16 pm

Statistics
We have 1471 registered users
The newest registered user is zelkova1224

Our users have posted a total of 30326 messages in 2273 subjects
Log in

I forgot my password


Antietam in Black & White

4 posters

Go down

Antietam in Black & White Empty Antietam in Black & White

Post  WJPalmer Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:36 am

While at Antietam's 150th in September 2012, I ended up taking a number of shots of the colorful characters attending. Never quite knew what to do with these images, but decided most of them look better as black & whites. So, here is a collection of some of the more interesting folks there.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rwberg53/sets/72157647087034617/

PS. As an extra, a B&W is included taken a few years ago at the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana. This is an image looking north toward Last Stand Hill (left background) where G.A. Custer and his primary command were discovered a few days after the battle. The Indian encampment was across the Little Bighorn a few hundred yards to my back when taking the pic.

PSS. The Rebel Cannoneer is, I think, the Father General's evil twin Shocked
WJPalmer
WJPalmer

Posts : 526
Join date : 2012-08-10
Location : Colorado

http://rwberg53.wix.com/adventure-images

Back to top Go down

Antietam in Black & White Empty Re: Antietam in Black & White

Post  Grog Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:16 am

Really nice, Ron. Thank you.

That man is holding the biggest E-cigarette I've ever seen. I wonder if its an E-Cuban Very Happy
Grog
Grog

Posts : 836
Join date : 2012-08-31
Age : 53
Location : Nottingham, England

Back to top Go down

Antietam in Black & White Empty Re: Antietam in Black & White

Post  Mr. Digby Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:56 pm

What effects have you applied to these? I can see some masking to darken the skies and clearly the contrast has been pushed hard but it looks like a painting effect has been added too. Whatever you did it looks very nice. That first portrait is especially good.
Mr. Digby
Mr. Digby

Posts : 5760
Join date : 2012-02-14
Age : 63
Location : UK Midlands

Back to top Go down

Antietam in Black & White Empty Re: Antietam in Black & White

Post  WJPalmer Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:06 pm

I used a combination of presets and slider settings in Lightroom, Silver-Efex Pro and OnOne Perfect Effects. In retrospect, I did push settings on a couple of these a bit too far -- a casualty of rushing through them before heading out the door. Typically, I belong to the contingent that scoffs at obviously over-enhanced images.
WJPalmer
WJPalmer

Posts : 526
Join date : 2012-08-10
Location : Colorado

http://rwberg53.wix.com/adventure-images

Back to top Go down

Antietam in Black & White Empty Re: Antietam in Black & White

Post  Mr. Digby Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:49 pm

I used to take photos with a 35mm SLR, probably, oh in the late 80s and early 90s before digital changed all the rules. Had lots of fun with filters and messing about in the darkroom, even tried some extremely hard fast B/W film and IR film once or twice. I still look at scenes and mentally take pictures.
Mr. Digby
Mr. Digby

Posts : 5760
Join date : 2012-02-14
Age : 63
Location : UK Midlands

Back to top Go down

Antietam in Black & White Empty Re: Antietam in Black & White

Post  WJPalmer Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:10 pm

Think you would like it even more now. The quality gap between digital and film (including the larger formats) is closing. Even the National Geographic guys are using digital now. It encourages creativity and experimentation since there are no film costs. But the biggest advantage of digital IMO is in seeing results immediately, so on the spot adjustments are possible. I well remember the old days of film and waiting a week or more to see slides/prints, hoping that the exposure, focus, shutter speed, etc. were all correct. I also think people who started out in film have an advantage. The same limitations in film that make digital appealing today typically forced a discipline on older format photographers in setup, composition, etc. that those who grew up with digital sometimes lack.
WJPalmer
WJPalmer

Posts : 526
Join date : 2012-08-10
Location : Colorado

http://rwberg53.wix.com/adventure-images

Back to top Go down

Antietam in Black & White Empty Re: Antietam in Black & White

Post  Baldwin1 Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:30 pm

Well done! The black and white gives it a real authentic look. Great camerawork!
Baldwin1
Baldwin1

Posts : 193
Join date : 2012-05-06

Back to top Go down

Antietam in Black & White Empty Re: Antietam in Black & White

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum