Monochrome Madness Week 50

After about three weeks absence I finally have a black and white photo for MM50.  Its not my finest photo that’s for sure but I felt I needed to get back into the fold.

This weeks image came from a recent trip down the scenic rim.  We stopped for a nice picnic lunch at the Border Loop lookout on the Queensland/NSW border.  Its a lookout that scans the beautiful ranges but also a railway line (apparently there are only two in Australia) that employs a loop system to get the train up a steep gradient.

When I stepped back from the lookout I saw a lovely mossy tree trunk looking out towards the view.  Unfortunately I had overcompensated light from a previous photo shoot and didn’t realise I had left it that way.  I however corrected it in Lighroom marginally but still it now has a grey look.

As it wasn’t my finest photo I decided to use a filter and in Photoshop I selected the oil painting one which is a favourite of mine.  Not sure about the effect but  here it is nonetheless.

Border loop lookout2

For more Monochrome Madness photos please head over to Leanne Cole’s website.  She has religiously hosted, along with Laura Macky, this challenge for almost a year now.  I credit her for my newfound interest in black and white photography.









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  1. I really like this one, Kaz! The composition is beautiful. Love how you capture the branches and lighting.

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  2. I love what you have done!! Great image!

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  3. I have a photo of the Garden Gnome and Teen (she was much younger then) sitting on that fence. 🙂
    Very nice photo Karen.

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