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Swan Stretch

It took a while to get to the point of writing this post. The original version of this swan:

ISO 640 95mm f/11 1/500sec

Now transformed into black and white:

ISO 640 95mm f/11 1/500sec

The easy part was the edits to the photo. In Luminar I have used the eraser tool to get rid of some of the dark patches on the swan’s breast and clean up a few spots in the water. I have also cropped this image. When I applied a black and white filter, I went with a green filter.  Lastly, I applied a vignette.  All pretty basic edits. It was getting the photo back into Lightroom in its edited format that proved to be the problem. Instead of black and white, it showed as a sepia image. The most frustrating part? I still can’t figure out why, after two days of messing with it, I have a finished version that I like but still not a clue as to what was wrong with the earlier edit.

Have you ever had something go wrong with files where the root problem remains elusive? so annoying. I do like this image in black and white though, feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below.


Added to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge, In Flight.

Picfair version here.


24 thoughts on “Swan Stretch

  1. Beautiful edit. Very elegant. That problem does seem unexplained. The other day I was opening a file in Picasa and the file opened as something hideously small. Duplicating the file, it opened just fine. No idea what went on there.


  2. Black and White suits the subject well – Nicely done Amy.

    I haven’t experienced your sepia issue when playing between Lightroom and Affinity. No idea what caused that 😦


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