Steph...these are awesome! I just love the 2nd one...it's perfect! Conversions are great.
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
YES! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE #2! You did an amazing job on that one for sure! Makes me want to go to the park tonight!
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
what INCREDIBLE conversions!!! mind sharing your workflow? I *love* the look - just PERFECT for this set!
#2 is my favorite as well - comp is really great and the focus/exposure look spot on!
I love them and your conversions!
These are really, really good Steph!!!
your conversions are really nice! that being said, personally I'd like to see a little less chocolate in them only because of the action going on. the chocolate seems better for more reflective photos, if that makes sense, not so much action. but I really love the captures, especially the second one.
Gwen, Mommy to Andrew, Jordan, Natalie & Jack
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Again I can't take credit for the conversions. They are just minor tweaks on Lemmondrops Fudge Action. For anyone that doesn't know, Lemmondrops is a member of ILP, and she has shared 6 B&W actions (that I know of) that can be freely downloaded. I usually play around with different conversions (both my own and some actions that I have) to figure out which I like best and almost always end up choosing one of hers. They are fantastic and free!
Thanks for the compliments! It really means a lot! I am really beginning to think that the photojournalism/photo documentation/snapshot feel is where I am most comfortable. I can usually take just a few and end up liking most of them whereas the posed shots feel like a struggle. I have hundreds of black and white candids of kids playing, ballet class, riding bikes, just everyday life, that I love. For the most part I have been reluctant to post them because I thought that they were too snapshotty. And, well, many of them contain other kids in the background (esp at dd's classes) that I don't know well so I wouldn't post those anyway.
But I may start posting some of them here because I could use some cc to make them better!
I also like to keep all pictures in the same series with the same B&W conversion style so that they can be displayed together. That may be silly but I can be neurotic at times! So while all the pics didn't contain greenery, some did so I went with a chocolate conversion.
If any of you have another way of doing things I would love to hear about it!
I have used several of her B&W and they are really nice.
These are great pics. The only nit picky thing for me is to straigthen #3.
Sometimes the everyday life is what counts most.
-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.