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Trying out mono.

Camera:Canon EOS-M
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Mono Daffs
Username:ChristineD ChristineD
Uploaded:8 May 2014 - 5:13 PM
Tags:Black & white, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
Votes:41

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 5:15 PM

A floral image which works surprisingly well in monochrome Christine..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 5:22 PM

It works for me, great work,

Ali Grin

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JawDborn
JawDborn e2 Member 2764 forum postsJawDborn vcard England
8 May 2014 - 6:03 PM

Lovely range of tones. Well done!

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Coast
Coast Critique Team 61414 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 6:06 PM

Black and white is not an obvious choice for many for flower photography. I for one do like a good mono flower shot. It reduces the flower to its shape and textures which colour can often distract from.

You have an interesting composition here with the two daffodil heads placed side by side but one above the other. I really like the texture and shape which you have brought out so well. It lacks sharpness which may be in the image re-sizing for your upload. Always best to sharpen after re-sizing to ensure you have this right. I would also want to play around a little with the conversion using the colour channels to get the best out of the tonal range and add a little bit of oomph to the conversion.

Nonetheless an appealing image. What did you think of "trying out mono"? Do you see some future potential in exploring more black and white flower shots?

Regards
Paul

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myrab
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8 May 2014 - 6:16 PM

Another stunner.

Myra

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 6:43 PM

Looks good as a mono.

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mistere
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8 May 2014 - 7:10 PM

Wonderful.

Dave.

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cheesey
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8 May 2014 - 7:59 PM

Great shot, very nicely done.
Cheesey.

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franken
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8 May 2014 - 8:20 PM

It works wonderfully well in mono, Christine.

Ken

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kfrances
8 May 2014 - 8:49 PM

Very pretty in mono...Kathleen

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2014 - 8:53 PM

Superb mono capture. Great tones & textures.

Fred

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 9:20 PM

You've retained all the detail in the whites and some lovely tones.
Our competition judge last night advices using the gamma slider to add to tonal range.
I've seen some effective tulip images on site - see Dales Lass.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 10:07 PM

Wonderful mono I love black and white and this is no exception GrinGrin

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ddolfelin
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8 May 2014 - 10:20 PM

Great job - very effective!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
8 May 2014 - 10:23 PM

Excellent Christine,
Fred.

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7132 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2014 - 4:14 PM

Never seen these in mono before, but it works well

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8806 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1636 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2014 - 10:48 AM

Although we all like to see flowers in colour, there is a lot to be said for flowers in black and white because it brings out shape and texture that we often overlook because we concentrate on the colour. So I've been concentrating on your composition, the crinkly trumpet edges and the petal textures, and your conversion works well for me.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2014 - 5:40 PM

What Pamela said is quite true, the B and W bringing out so much more detail and textures.
R.

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michelle30
10 Jul 2014 - 7:43 PM

wow great photos Smile

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