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    Default Joshua Tree Nat'l Park in Black and White

    I shoot in colour, but some of my comps were begging for a black and white conversion. All conversions were done in Adobe Lightroom and followed up with Corel Paintshop Pro X:

    Barker Dam:
    Some other shots from the park:


    All shots taken with the E-500 and 14-45mm kit lens, plus a hoya circ polarizing filter.

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    Default Re: Joshua Tree Nat'l Park in Black and White

    Very nice, something different to what you usually see from there. I especially like the tones in the first photo.

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    Default Re: Joshua Tree Nat'l Park in Black and White

    Superb! More please.

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    Default Re: Joshua Tree Nat'l Park in Black and White

    These shots are great!

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    Default Re: Joshua Tree Nat'l Park in Black and White

    I was looking through your whole gallery some very nice shots.

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    Very good conversions. The first one is a winner IMO.
    I saw the Lightroom B&W conversion process demonstrated. All the color sliders give you many tuning options, that is if you know what you are doing. From the results I see, You seem to know for sure.
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    Wow, these are fantastic! They almost look like infrared photographs. Stunning.

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    They are all great, but the first one is a jaw-dropper. Composition and texture! Nicely done!
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    Default Re: Joshua Tree Nat'l Park in Black and White

    Ok here's a couple more. Another from Barker Dam and on eof a yucca plant form hidden valley. Yes adobe Lightroom is excellent for BW conversions!


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    Default Re: Joshua Tree Nat'l Park in Black and White

    Shoot, the B&W conversion capability is almost enough to want one to own Lightroom.

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    Welcome to the Photos forums Tim(?). Those are beautiful landscapes, very nice converted to B/W. You have some great color images on your website too! Have fun here and thanks for sharing.
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    Joshua Tree is a gorgeous place, you have caught and amplified its beauty, nicely done.

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    Very VERY nice images. Joshua tree park is wonderful in itself, but these images absolutely add to the beauty.

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    I've seen many shots from Joshua Tree, and have taken some pictures there myself, but these are some of the best I've encountered. I was plagued with blah skys, sleet, and hail. You've done a great job in capturing the texture and contrast of the region, along with fantastic sky.
    I particularly like the first Barker dam shot along with the yucca in hidden valley. Nice work!
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    excellent portfolio of BW images here; i've shot here a couple of times but only on slides; your images make me itchy and make me want to go back there again; I used to use all kinds of techniques converting to BW , mainly the Caponigro's method but now that i have Lightroom, it makes the chore so much easier; i do my BW conversion exclusively in Lightroom these days and enhance further in CS3 ... a great program worth every penny just for that feature alone ... Thanks for sharing your images ...very well done

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    One more in my BW series from J-Tree:


    I appreciate all your comments
    E-500 with 14-54mm 40-150mm

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    I'm just getting around to viewing these. They're all stunning pieces, but I think the first is my favorite, and then after that the two in your second post. Excellent composition, and the PP produces an other-wordly atmosphere.

    Julie


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    What else can I add to what's already been said? Outstanding!

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