My Littlest

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My Littlest

Sharing, cause I think he's cute Wink I welcome any CC you have to give/offer!

Shot in the cave of a house I have, natural light from a kind of nearby window.

1/160 f/1.4 ISO 1600
I wish I could have closed up my AP some to get a little more of his head in focus, but alas, my camera is starting to hold me back. I'm thinking I'm about ready for an upgrade, but stupid $$ getting in the way...

And in B&W, cause I'm starting to appreciate B&W shots and what goes into making a "good" one. I used to NEVER convert my pictures. I always hated the way they looked. Now, there are some that I actually prefer the B&W over the color, which I never thought would happen.

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WOW! I love this one!!! And your conversion ROCKS too! Mind sharing your process? Do you use the gradient method or an action or what?!

Both of these are great!

GiGi

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Don't mind sharing at all! First of all, I don't usually convert an image unless it has directional lighting. I've been working on getting directional light on my subjects for the past couple of months now, and I can't believe the difference it makes in a black and white photo. When I convert one of my photos with flat lighting, the conversion just looks so blah. But with all the different shades of black white and grey in a photo with directional light, it really creates depth.

I have you to thank for my method of conversion, actually. I did a gradient map on it. Then, I messed around with levels and curves both until I got it how I wanted it.

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This is just so beautiful! Wonderful capture.

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Thank you, Amber! It really means a lot coming from you. I admire your work Smile