Black & White Wednesday (#2)

When I first heard about Lisa's project, a few photos immediately popped into my mind. Some of them were current (like last week's post) but several of them were older. This was perhaps the first image that came to mind. I think this might be one of my favorite images ever of Spencer, and I've been wanting to do a black and white conversion of it for some time. But I knew it would take some time to get the right feel. (A straight black and white conversion left it too dull and gray for my taste... as I've illustrated below.) Now I had the perfect excuse to spend a little while tinkering on it! So here's what I've got for you this week.

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[The Original Photo]

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[The Raw File - Cropped]

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[Straight B&W conversion... blegh.]

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[Exactly what I was looking for... ]

And a little bonus that I stumbled upon while playing. A "richer" color version of the shot...

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[Oh, how I heart this boy!]

If you want to see some other great photos for the week, check out Lisa's blog!