365 Project – 260: Playing with black and white – SOOC vs. post-processed (September 17, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/50, Aperture: F/2.8, ISO: 400 – shot in MONOCHROME (MC) mode

Lightroom Post-Processed using Lightroom Preset AutoTone

Confirming once again that I don’t love the straight out of the camera MONOCHROME shots from my Nikon D5000.  I set this to MC, and in Manual mode I just trusted my light meter for these settings. In Lightroom I applied the fast Lightroom Preset “Auto Tone” and instantly preferred the post-processed version.  For a striking black and white I just think you need those stronger contrasts and blacks and whites which just does not appear possible SOOC in my D5000.  What do you think?

See more of my 365 Project: Untouched photos from my Nikon D5000 with 50mm lens

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