Monochrome Madness Week 28


This week I delved into my archives to a picture I took last year when we were in Brighton.  Not the best day, a bit dull in fact.  The only colour was the stripes on the deck chairs and not much excitement.  I thought hmm wonder what it looks like in black and white.

Once I altered it, the whole photo changed I feel anyway, in colour its a bit drab, nothing much to look at but in B&W it became more interesting, the lines, the stones… I felt it came alive.

So a picture that was relegated to the back of the bunch suddenly looks a whole lot better in monochrome.  Well that’s my impression anyway.

Please go to the Monochrome Madness challenge   this Wednesday, on Leanne Cole’s blog to view some very interesting black and white photos for week 28.  This challenge is run by the hard working Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.

As always your thoughts are most welcome and there is a poll below to vote for one or the other.

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  1. I do like it in colour. I am always drawn to photos that have a lot of blues or greens however the black and white certainly gives it a sense of drama and definition.

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  2. Oh, another great B&W, it just adds another dimension to the picture, much more evocative. Am wondering why the chair on the right is being ostracized by the others, some sort of chair “fu pah” 🙂

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  3. love the chairs in the pic -it is more forceful in BW in my humble opinion

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  4. This time, my vote comes in with the majority 🙂 Hands-down for me, the B&W! The stripes in the chairs, the scaffolding under the pier, the detail in the beach itself — all beautifully brought out in the B&W. It truly is amazing to me sometimes how photos can not only be “saved” but made so much better by converting them. I’m sure in the past I have gotten rid of uninspiring color photos that might have been keepers in B&W. So glad you tried it with this one, Karen. Great photo!

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    • Thanks Stacey, entering into MM has made me rethink some photos that were a bit ‘dull” and I thought the same, the stripes, the rocks, the pier all became more interesting. AND thanks to your wonderful tutorials on Lightroom I’ve gone crazy brushing some areas that might be a bit over or under exposed to bring out more detail so kudos to you too! 🙂

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