PP Comparison

AndyMcD

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Jul 15, 2017
104
East Midlands, UK
Two pictures, one processed in LR and Silver Efex, and the other just processed in LR.

1)
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2)
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I prefer #2 but would be interested to see what others think.
 

donlaw

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Sep 14, 2012
124
Texas
Don
Took only one look to pick #2. The shadows work much better. Silver Efex is still very nice. Haven't sprung for the update yet, but am tempted.
 
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Richard

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Feb 1, 2013
104
Marlow, UK
While I generally prefer the second image, I like the halo effect around the tree in the first image, which is less apparent in the second.

-R
 

grebeman

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I have mixed feelings and would have processed the image with a little lighter foreground, so more as in version 1 which as it stands gives the impression of a ground frost but with the sky of version 2. The heavy vignetting of the sky in version 1 leaves me with the impression of poor burning in of the sky.

Barrie
 

theoldsmithy

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Jan 7, 2013
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Cheshire, England
Martin Connolly
While #1 is perhaps overcooked (vignetting in the sky), I prefer the grass in that one. You don’t say which one is the Silver Efex version....
Interestingly, when I did a b/w printing course with Permajet, we looked at various conversion methods, and Silver Efex was definitely the one most liked. I must admit I’ve been tending towards just using the new LR profiles recently, but if I had to do a competition print I’d still start with trying Silver Efex.
 

AndyMcD

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Jul 15, 2017
104
East Midlands, UK
Sorry, meant to reply to this sooner. #1 is Silver Efex and #2 is just LR.
I have had a few complaints previously about halos - interesting that some people like that, but most people don't. I think I could have got the foreground in #2 to look like #1, but #2 is actually how I wanted it to look - it was the shadow that attracted me to it.
 

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