monochrome

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Bimjo, May 15, 2014.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I'm going to catch hell (deservedly so I suppose) for this, but here's some B&W stuff I've been dabbling with lately. There's more on my blog.

    dandelion_bw01.jpg

    bw_tulip140403_01.jpg

    bw_dark_beard140514_01.jpg
     
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  2. avsfan113

    avsfan113 TalkEmount Rookie

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    May 4, 2014
    Omaha, NE USA
    Tim
    Great detail. Beautiful.
     
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Wait just a minute here! What have you done with Jim?!!! :mad:

    Nice ones! :2thumbs:
     
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  4. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    The last one appeals to me especially, I suppose because of the rich black structures. :thumbup:
     
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  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Those are great indeed! Nicely done Jim :thumbup:
     
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  6. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Very nice! I especially like the first one.
     
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    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    It seems a bit dark overall, perhaps lighten the flower a bit? Try using an adjustment layer in a medium grey, set to Soft Light. Paint black to darken, white to lighten. Not sure if that works in LR or not (never used it), but doing it as a layer leaves the original image untouched.

    Hahahahahaha!! Look at me trying to tell somebody how to do B&W. Too rich! :rofl:
     
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  9. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    LOL
    Thanks for the advise. I actually kept it dark to have a mysterious or dramatic ambiance. Maybe you're right.
    I don't know much about layers and stuff like that, I don't have lightroom. It might be my next purchase :)
     
  10. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Love that last one!

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  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    All great, nice work
     
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  12. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    I liked these on the cell phone, but I love them now that I am viewing it on the monitor. Bimjo. Do you have a Leica monochrome in on order?
     
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  13. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Leica Monochrome on order? Yeah, along with my Ferrari and my Gulfstream. :biggrin:

    Seriously, thanks for the sentiment though. :)
     
  14. rdfisch

    rdfisch TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 13, 2013
    Northern NJ
    Rick
    I was thinking how much I like the "dark light" and that it was just right even before I read the above.

    Beautifully somber.
     
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  15. avsfan113

    avsfan113 TalkEmount Rookie

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    May 4, 2014
    Omaha, NE USA
    Tim
    I agree. Dark photo is mysterious. Looks good.

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  16. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Oh thank you! It's funny how it can be subjective after all.