Black and White Wednesday is run by Lisa over at
The Long Road to China.
I did a black and white experiment while I was at Mount Tom State Park in Litchfield, CT. I've been struggling to take photos that look just as good black and white as they do in color. So I played with the manual settings on my point and shoot in order to shoot in "classic color," aka black and white. The photo above is, as it says, straight out of the camera. (All I did was resize for web and put the text on.) The photo below was in color, and I converted it, as well as adjusting the levels and contrast as I usually do.
I'm on the fence about the results. The contrast of the SOOC shot is so low, but there are more details and textures that seemed to fade in the black and white conversion. On the other hand, my experiment is flawed because I did do levels adjustment. I should be comparing the SOOC shot to a converted photo WITHOUT any other processing.
What are your thoughts on my failed experiment?