Monochrome Madness Week 37

This week my entry is from Victor Harbour, South Australia. I was in Adelaide a few weeks ago for a conference and was lucky enough to take a few days to go down the Fleurieu peninsula to Victor Harbour then across to the Barossa Valley. I will post a few of my photos over the next weeks. This photo was a bit different for me. I have made it a bit abstract and not really sure if I like it or not but have admired this technique from a few other people so just experimenting.

Victor Harbour old pier BW

Victor Harbour old pier BW

and original

Victor Harbour Old pier colour

Victor Harbour Old pier colour

For some fantastic black and white photos this week please go to Leanne Cole’s blog here.


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  1. Mm, is that an infrared filter? I’ve seen and admired this one with other photographers too! But I actually prefer the colours in this case, not sure why precisely. As a regular conference goer myself, I was also intrigued that you attended a conference 😉

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    • Hi Mara, I don’t think I used a filter just changed it to B&W and whacked up a few dials in Lightroom (to be technical 🙂 ) I thought colour would win out, especially as its to do with the sea but I love wood in b&w so I thought Id give it a go! My conference was for practice managers as I works for a heart surgeon here on the coast and manage the practice (not too hard there are only three of us!) so its great to have a conference to touch base every year. It used to be every two year but it changed. I’m off to Tasmania next year hopefully for the next one!


      • Aw, thank you for satisfying my annoying curiosity! I hate mysteries, and I’m actually physically relieved that you answered all my questions 😉 Strangely, I’d never suspect that you’re a practice manager, I think I was imagining a more artsy and more ephemeral occupation for you. But it’s great that you have a good job and that you are obviously doing it well!

        My conferences are far less practical, as they’re on English Studies in general or literature in particular. So it’s a bunch of people getting together and arguing which interpretation of a particular book is better. Very practical, like I say.

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  2. Personally I love the colour shot with its lovely reflections…

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  3. I like the B&W; it has a really edgy look.

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  4. I love the black and white, it makes a great abstract, then I scrolled up and saw the colour, wow, what beautiful colours. They are both very different images and both wonderful, nice work! 🙂

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  5. I really like the image and yes it does have an abstract quality.
    It’s so good to experiment! I also like the colour – in fact I voted for the colour this time 😉
    Great work Kaz!

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  6. I voted I can’t decide, but actually I can. I do really like both of them, but as someone who used to draw horse heads in graphite I’m very partial to that look, so the B&W edged out the color this time. In fact, the B&W is my favorite image from this week’s MMC. Lovely one, Kaz. 🙂


  7. Color this time, your BW look almost like a drawing. What a beautiful sea, aah… regards from greyness

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  8. Yeh. I think I like the colour actually. 🙂
    The colours are more subtle whereas the high key monochrome seems to hit you in the face. It’s a pretty cool conversion though.

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  9. Karen, I really like that you played outside the box in creating the black and white version. I guess you would call this a high key photo? It’s reminiscent of a drawing, which makes me think of a beautiful notecard to send. But then I saw your color version and, well, I just love the beautiful blues and the gorgeous reflection of the pier and the striations in the sand. So I voted for the color (and see that I’m with the majority at the moment). Great fun to have the poll!

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    • Thanks Stacy I appreciate your feedback. It was pushing the envelope to do a seascape in B&W let alone bleaching it right out but liked the idea of an experiment. I myself prefer the sea in all its grandeur in colour. The old wooden pier I think made me see what I could do with it in B&W. Thanks for doing the poll. It is interesting to see how the vote goes 🙂

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