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Birthday party in B&W

Last Saturday I spent all day shooting at fiance's uncle's birthday party. Although I like B&W photogrpahy, up to these days, I shot most of my photos only in color mode. Later I converted some of my photos to B&W in RAW editor.

This time I decided to take all photos directly in B&W mode. Of course, as a "natural" RAW shooter, I shoot in RAW + Fine BW JPEG. Surprisingly, the out of GRDII JPEGs don't look that bad in B&W mode (even at higher ISO). Of course, they are not even close to properly converted RAW files. But shooting in B&W mode gives the photographer an opportunity to think in B&W. And if the resolution does matter (large prints and crops) one can always process the RAW files to mimic the out of camera B&W JPEGs.

Here are some shots from that day. All of them are just resized and resharpened a bit after resizing.
 

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It seems you have a good meal and good time.
So I don't see any photos during eating.

Yes, I like b&w from GRDII a lot. I always set my setting2 for RAW+ Fine BW JPEG too.
Because if I shoot in color mode I always feel the tone is usually too bright when convert to B&W.

kitty
 
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