Egret in Black and White – Luminosity Masks (Two Photographs)

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To get white objects white we often have to under expose to get detail. I wanted to take that a step further and make the Egret really stand out. I used two different kinds of luminosity masks: Greg Benz’s Lumenzia and a luminous mask in Tonality Pro (the Mac only black and white conversion software). My aim was to see the results of really darkening the background while maintaining some detail and at the same time pulling out as much of the detail as I could in the Egret. An interesting experiment that I can build on with other shots but probably not to this degree.

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