i have been working on my b&w conversion lately and am wondering how this looks
i have my big girl panties on... too bright, not enough, too contrasty, not enough?? give it to me
thank you so much in advance
overall, I think it looks really good. his left cheek (right to us) seems really bright to me though.
I agree with this.
it does look bright to me too, i think i may have forgotten to mask it back hah
thank you so much for your help
This is a really nice conversion. I agree with Gwen about the cheek, and would probably mask in the lettering on the had as well
I think it looks really nice!
I think it looks very nice
Beautiful! I agree about the cheek and the hat lettering though. Those are a bit bright.
Well, I love it! I look forward to the day I can work on b&w's I agree about the cheek, but other than that, good job!
Nice conversion! I always struggle to get a conversion I like against a light background. Like the others said, just mask back that cheek and the lettering and you're good to go!
I like it...but I don't like how bright the background is.
It is a bit bright, but I tend to like brighter ones anyways. My DH doesn't. He's always harping on me for my bright b&ws!
I am a fan of high contrast b&w and this one hits the nail on the head! Back down on the cheek and this is a canvas-worthy shot, imho.
i agree with others on the brightness but otherwise, very nice conversion
I agree with the PPs about the left cheek. I also might like to see just a teeny-tiny bit more texture in the brick background, but not too much. The catchlights in the eyes are stunning! Overall, I really like this photo.
Maybe a bit bright, but love the crispness of it.
I like it. The background is a bit bright and the eyes seem a tad overdone to me, but otherwise it's a great b&w.
thank you all for the CC, i did tone it down a little and fixed the cheek on my final edit
Gigi i have been wanting to get a canvas made but have been waiting to get a dslr first to be sure it turns out good printed big, i am not sure i have enough faith on my camera kwim lol
also i didnt edit the eyes, just caught weird looking catchlights and after resizing and sharpening they turned out like that... they don't look as overdone in the original
I looove B&W canvases, I think they're my favorite. This would be a great one!!
I think the catchlights are awesome! and I love all the textures of his outfit.