Tuna in colour and in black and white

One photo which I took today, with the Panasonic 14mm/2.5 lens on the Olympus E-M10 camera, was this:


It’s not exactly like out of the camera; I desaturated the colours a bit, and added a slight vignette in RawTherapee.

And tho I liked the colours, I wondered how they would translate to “tones” in black & white. So I went back to the beginning, converted the .orf to a .tif (still in colour) with the Olympus Viewer 3, and then I used Silver Efex Pro 2 from the Google Nik Collection to convert it to a black & white photo.

With that software, I simulated the use of an Ilford HP5 Plus film, which is what I often used when I was much younger than today, and developed film and enlarged photos from the negatives myself. I now have Tri-X (Kodak) in my Olympus OM-2 camera, but as I’m from Europe, during my days it was mostly Ilford which was made in England during that time.

I also simulated the use of a yellow filter on my lens, which of course made the blue sofa much darker, and everything yellowish lighter. The result is here:


I like both images, but this one maybe more, especially the patchwork blanket in the background.

Thanks for viewing.