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Took several photos by the park on the way home from school today and decided to try something different
Have never uploaded B/W before.
Not sure if this image lends itself to b/w. Is there enough contrast in it? Best viewed large
Would really appreciate some feedback
Thanks for looking and for those who have it..............enjoy your half term holiday
nice enough photo. i think that thhere is a lot of the photo which is blown out. hightlights.
a really nice B&W Helen, I like the textures in the trees and the diagonal from the fence. It's a very appealing image,
I like the grainy high contrast to this really adds to the shot and well framed
Beautiful image great detail well presented
Like the grainy effect in this one Helen,it works very well.The strong sunlight has blown the sky a wee bit but its still a good one.
You have recorded some great tones.
I like the treatment, emphasises the leaves and textures. As others have mentioned you are getting light wrap on some of the leaves from the bright sky.
I feel the title and especially the font distract my attention from the image, but clicking for the image
Really nice composition, with the fence, line of trees and the horizontal shadows. Good conversion, too.
A nice enough image .but you have lost it in the sky, this would be better as an autumn colour shot.
I agree with comments about the sky. It was taken in very bright sunlight. In the coloured version the eye is distracted by the colours on the leaves, but it is so much more obvious here. I tried a crop from the left which left the foreground tree central which was not really what I wanted
Thanks Richard for your comment about the title and font. Again I have not really explored that in the past. Its good to know when its a distraction.
I agree with dven you have picked the wrong one for your first B & W.
Have decided to add the photo I started with.
Maybe I should have seen at the outset that the sky was not going to work well, but its been a good learning experience
Lovely shot. like the grainy effect.
I love the mono version Helen..I agree about the sky but I still like the effect you have achieved. I am a grandma already but still lie out on the grass taking photos in the damp..isn't it strange how we all seem to feel the same as we did when we were 16! I notice the difference when I have to get up off the grass though! Congratulations on your coming grandchild..it is all so exciting.
thanks so much for dipping into my PF, and one of my favourit images has at last hit an RC (never thought it would get there!)
I'm not bothered about the sky in this being white as, the hi contrast style of the image, which is already full to brimming with detail, could hardly have taken any more info, this is a good strong graphic image as is, and I wouldn't change a bit of it.
I think your mono conversion saved the day for you. Well done
I've lost a lot of shots recently due to strong sunlight, but I think this one fares well despite that because the mono works so well and gives it a high key feel.
Super composition and a nice conversion, particularly like the grainy effect.
Love what you are producing at the moment.
I prefer this one Helen
I like the right half of the image. The blown out sky detracts from the left, but over all a decent conversion. There is drama in those tones.
Looks like an old postcard; well done.
Great image. Love the conversion to mono.
Agree with Possum.It has more a high key look to it here.It would be more prominent(as a high key image) had you made the border black and the background white.A switch round to what you have here.As for a mono image.It is a bit grainy,but in the trees,you have a pure white tone and a pure black tone.There are various tones of grey in between.In my book,that makes for a good mono image.So,once again Helen,Nice One.
A most beautiful effect
Terrific. Lovely effect.
Great capture .Works well in mono .Well capt
Hi Helen, I had my first venture into B/W today too. This one is really nice, has a great feel. Nice one. Wayne
Good choice for a mono, Helen
The whites in the sky look too burnt out, though.
really good work , looks good in b/w
Love it , works very well in B/W.
this is so lovely
Great Black & White image
Definitely looks better in B&W, almost looks like an infra-red conversion.
I like this version much better than the colour. I too have had trouble with washed out sky in some pictures, including the windmill that you commented on most recently. To get some life in the sky I had to play with brightness and contrast, and still ended up with the dark areas being darker than I wanted.
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