Lee Nutter wrote:
I think it's quite nice. Certainly better to my eyes than the colour version.
I have no specific tips regarding black and white conversions, there's no recipe, it's mostly taste, but I do find that when working on an image I start to get ridiculously anal about things, and often find walking away for a couple of hours will give you a more realistic perspective.
Case in point: Just yesterday I spent hours agonizing over a print, playing with output sharpening, noise reduction, subtle shifts in temperature. I printed the same image seven times, and wasn't happy with any of them. I gave up and moved onto something else. Hours later I came back to the prints, and aside from obvious outliers, could barely tell the difference between them. What seemed at the time to be glaring errors turned out to be subtle differences. Certainly nothing anyone else would pick up. Such is the life of a perfectionist.
This might not be your experience, we're all different. Just thought I'd share mine.
I appreciate the heads up and believe you me, I have walked around from my computer seconds before smashing it haha.
I always edit for 30 minutes then take a 15 minute break outside to relax my eyes.
or I lay down for 15 and listen to music.