Putting It All Together – A Complex Transformation

The final monochrome example shows what can be done with a combination of the techniques mentioned above. Methodology was, after a careful examination of the tonal ranges, to adjust each tonal zone, adding anchors as needed. About all that needs doing to this before printing is to clone out the black vapour trail in the sky and crop tighter.



Control arrows and the tonal changes:


As the bike falls into many tonal ranges, the effects of adjusting the other areas of the image have inverted various areas of the bike as well as the highlights. 6 & 7 lie in the tonal range of the front mudguard/fender. Tones in the fuel tank range over almost the whole tonal range of the image.