This is a white tulip. By converting it to a monochrome image, it becomes a moody collection of light and shadow, texture and form.
I’ve been working on tulip images that I shot a couple years ago. This was a nice macro shot of a white, tulip bloom. It was a nice image, in color, but I thought it became a much more interesting image in monochromatic form.
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I don’t often get to shoot photos of people, but when I do, it tends to be close friends or family. I just don’t have the time in my schedule to set up portrait sessions and the work of post processing. In this case, I got to spend some time with this three -year-old cutie – my grandson. Just the two of us took a little walk in the country…with my camera, of course.
I wasn’t really intending to grab a shot of him. We were just out for a stroll while Papa (what he calls me) looked for interesting things to photograph. We looked for birds and pretty leaves, talked about, walked over a dry creek bed. The perfect subject eluded us.
It was a tough time to shoot – mid day, under a bright sun. I didn’t find much that caught my eye. So, naturally, on the walk back I turned the camera on the most interesting thing I could find.
Because of the overpowering contrast created by that bright sun, I thought the best treatment for this shot was to convert it to a monochrome image. I think it turned out well. In fact, one of my all time favorites. (Of course, that’s from the Grandpa in me as much as the artist.)
This exceptionally colorful flower takes on a whole different persona in black and white. Take a look at the full color version and compare the two: Star Power
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Spending time in Milwaukee recently, I was able to join a photographer friend for a little night photography. I don’t often get into the big city, so it was fun to capture big city lights. I thought this image was best suited for a monochrome treatment. I hope you think so too.
Something’s captured her attention. This is our granddaughter at the age of wonder and development. She’s learning more about the world around her and how to navigate it. At this stage, she was just learning to sit up on her own. I love the stabilizing grip she has on the afghan behind her.
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This rose started out yellow in color. I thought I’d experiment – removing the color, adding some texture and a touch of mystery. I like the result better than the color version.
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It will be awhile before the flowers begin to bloom this spring. In the interim, I picked up a few flowers from a florist to photograph.
This rose is actually a vibrant, two-toned, orange and yellowish color. Ironically, the color made it an excellent candidate for a monochrome treatment.
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This is an image that dates back a few years. I was searching for it on this website and was surprised that I had never posted here. It’s a digitally enhanced version of one of my most popular images – Break of Dawn. (See the original HERE) The original is a wonderful color image. It would be my favorite of the two, but I also like the aged look this one receives from the monochrome and textured effects.
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