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Churnet Way by ArtyArt

Churnet Way

Version 1 is by far more dramatic than the colour version that detracts

By: ArtyArt

Bullrushes by hedison

Bullrushes

The Bulrush, or Reed Mace as is known in the UK, has distinctive shapes. A spot I know has seen them battered over the last few years and this year will be no different. Working in B&W helps to make them dramatic.

By: hedison

Foggy Trees at Darley by ade_mcfade

Foggy Trees at Darley

One of those B&W images that somehow work better as a print than on a screen.

By: ade_mcfade

Reflections by doverpic

Reflections

There is no colour to speak of that would lead me to treat this as B&W.
It has all the elements for an interesting image in monochrome..

By: doverpic

Sloe years by markc3000

Sloe years

Reflect some light on the bottles with a simple reflector.
Take a viewpoint from the other side.

By: markc3000

On The Tunnel by arhab

On The Tunnel

This has grown on me after several views.

That figure in the foreground grabs your attention as do the other figures.

There are technical issues that can be rescued to a degree.

Should the opportunity arise it would be well worth while taking more shots noting how the light is reflecting off the water that can fool even the best of camera meters.

I have done a mod using some tweaks in LR4 squeezing what detail there is in the background at the top half of the frame.

By: arhab

Journal deux by magicaxeman

Journal deux

Cropping the base improved this for me.
Excellent use of lighting on an ever so simple set up.

By: magicaxeman

Old Hall, Dalmally by GeorgeBuchan

Old Hall, Dalmally

Best buiding in Dalamaly, for a camera that is.
Done it myself but not sure about it being the old Hall as that is up by the rail station built in the same manner but difficult to photograph.
The "Hall" in question has a history that is somewhat mystical.

By: GeorgeBuchan

warrenpoint by gunner44

warrenpoint

Such a shame that they had to add that hideous fire escape.

By: gunner44

An Old Shed by myrab

An Old Shed

It all looks so strange to be added to a former building that tempts me to describe it as an entrance porch.
I would have been tempted towards a B&W image although the colour does work.
Sharpness has suffered for some reason.

By: myrab

I stand alone. by shortski

I stand alone.

Thank goodness they left it.
Would make a great print on the wall, large of course.

By: shortski

Guess who? by misterliam

Guess who?

LED ZEPPELIN Wink

By: misterliam

Monochrome Defences... by Scottishlandscapes

Monochrome Defences...

And how different it would be in colour.
My inclination would lean towards a darker sky and a trim at the bottom.
It would be on my list for a big print.

By: Scottishlandscapes

Pub Grub by p12owe

Pub Grub

Very much my kind of subject with or without the homeless figure.
The number of times I find such buildings that are marked for a visit then find them demolished and gone.

By: p12owe

Tin Worship Remains by KenTaylor

Tin Worship Remains


Quote: Is it for sale

There lies its mystery between the land and the building. I know the locals who fail to give a definitive answer.

Quote: what is inside-

Junk mainly from what I could see through a small hole in one of the glass panes on the other side.
As a photographer well worth gaining an entry though.

By: KenTaylor

Iris by Nikonuser1

Iris

Very effective where I have a liking for plants that are `past their best`
Toning is subjective although I err towards the warmer tone for this subject.

LR4 + Silver Effex is a magic combination.

By: Nikonuser1

Rusty Roof by netta1234

Rusty Roof

I rather think if you were to dig deeper as to to its original use would reveal that it was or
they, were cottages.
The roof may well have been stone slabs that over time collapsed under the weight.
Cheap and easy tp use corrugated iron saved them for storage by the farmer.


Quote: The doors being a few feet off the ground

I am thinking windows Wink

I spotted some in Glencoe village that as far as I could see are all that remains of its past.
My curiosity was to see what the other side revealed but failed to find any access.

By: netta1234

Decay by Pete

Decay

I see many of these that strangely have no skull

By: Pete

Roof by HPalin

Roof

Almost surreal.
The tones and space works well in B&W

By: HPalin

Corsair by cambsman

Corsair

Certainty the lighting that has scored here.
Out the many shots with aircraft in the air that I have seen this nails it.

By: cambsman

Rosy Lee by Fefe

Rosy Lee

An individual shot as part of a series that looks promising.

Looks authentic with not only the clothing fashion but the paper bag and the old case on the floor but those mugs do speak of modernity Sad

By: Fefe

Heritage 2 by l1z

Heritage 2


Quote: Even a few small adjustments to a photo can make such a big difference to the overall effect, its surprising

If only many would consider that fact. Any adjustment should be in small increments.

It looks much better now. As for sepia which again cab be heavily overdone with my preference being a warm tone.
In Elements 8 go to "Enhance" then "adjust color" from the menu where you will be given an option of " Adjust Hue and Saturation" a very useful tool for B&W.

By: l1z

Heritage by l1z

Heritage

With B&W it does need that punch that isnt there in a simple conversion.

Lightroom is a superb program for not only B&W but colour also.

In this case a crop from the top to get rid of the sky area that will only be blown and offers nothing to the image followed by another trim off the left removing the intrusive building.

We so often walk away when the shot has been taken when a closer look reveals more in shapes and textures.

By: l1z

Seeing double by fificat100

Seeing double

It looks good and would be even better as a large print on the wall.

By: fificat100

Scorched Earth by bwlchmawr

Scorched Earth

Its one for an historical record.
Will be interesting to see the same view in lets say 5 years time.

By: bwlchmawr

Sculpture in Sistine Chapel by Peter_West

Sculpture in Sistine Chapel

This is perfect as an example of exposures in your recent thread.
The shadows has lost detai (under exposed) with the head almost on its own with just a very small patch on the forehead burnt out (over exposed) The patch can be corrected at the processing stage with the software you have by selecting the area and "burning in"
Another exposure option would be by a fill in flash with maybe a tissue over the flash to keep the light soft with no hard shadows.
Bracketing of couse will give you exposures that can be blended together refereed in modern terms as HDR

By: Peter_West

Stormus 2 by Goggz

Stormus 2

I am on the other side of the fence in that I like the blurr, it adds that "something else" to the image

By: Goggz

Reader and the tramp by B_Real

Reader and the tramp

So sad to see although Prague has succumbed to a drinking culture aided by the parties of youths on a stag night frenzy.
What immediately strikes you is the contrast and the postures.

Not quite suitable for the library of the tourist board Smile

By: B_Real

Misty Trees by millsjc

Misty Trees

This calls for conversion to Mono with some careful editing to control the tones
Surprising how a scene can be so transformed with a bit of mist.

By: millsjc

The old garage by Alfoto

The old garage

Fascinating frontage that has lots to offer by choosing sections that would work well in Black and White also.

By: Alfoto