almost the same
In the previous posts I talked about the difference between black and white and colour photos. Now let's see what's what with black and white Vs. black and white. .
2nd one is unedited Rollei 400 Retro. The first thing that catches my eye on this film is the very gentle, very subtle red going from the highlights to the shadows. But overall this film is not bad. In situations like this, with fairly even light, it will give you a good "dynamic range" with great midtones.
1st one is just edited. Removing the reds makes it seem too "cold" at first glance, but once the eye gets used to it, it doesn't make a big difference. The major difference is in the light editing. The photo is brighter (+0.2 exposure) and contrast is being increased by pushing down the highlights and blacks and bringing up the whites and shadows.
A touch on the clarity and on the vignetting finish the whole process.
Increasing the contrast and the brightness overall is one of the simplest ways of giving your image that "pop" and define your subjects better. On the other hand you'll lose details and make the lighting much more aggressive.
For me I was going for that look: bolder, stronger, like old newspapers photo. - 10 minutes ago