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Do you post in mono?

youmightlikethis Avatar
27 Jun 2020 7:30AM
what percentage of mono images do you post on here
JJGEE Avatar
JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
27 Jun 2020 8:11AM

Minimal so % wise is probably nought
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 88 Norway
27 Jun 2020 8:38AM
99.9% b&w.
franken Avatar
franken Plus
21 5.7k 4 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 8:58AM
Currently more mono than colour.
hobbo Avatar
hobbo Plus
12 1.8k 4 England
27 Jun 2020 9:44AM
Mine is a mix, with a bias toward mono....this will increase now that I have a used GX9 with a superb dedicated monochrome mode.
See my latest posts, in my portfolio.

I donít know who said it but.... take a photograph of a person in colour and you record their clothes and hairstyle.... take a photograph of them in monochrome and you capture their soul.

mrswoolybill Avatar
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.6k 2635 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 10:31AM
It varies, but generally well over 50%. I grew up with mono photography, all my earliest memories are mono. For me it's still the natural way to see. I see images as lines, shapes, composition. Colour is the surface, it's skin-deep. Mono gets to the underlying structure, the truth.

I remember seeing a comment many years ago on the lines of - Colour needs to add something to an image, to justify its presence. If it doesn't, it risks being a distraction.

Dave_Canon Avatar
Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 11:00AM
On this site about 25% of my images are mono. Looking at all my images on LR over the last ten year it is about 20%. I like Mono and enter Mono in competitions. Many of my Mono shots were taken with mono in mind but others I decided that Mono was the best way to communicate the message with out distracting colours.

SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
27 Jun 2020 11:03AM
About 20%
altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 11:48AM
Probably 20% and some of them are IR.
whatriveristhis Avatar
27 Jun 2020 12:12PM
90% or thereabouts.

"Colour is everything, black & white is more." ( Dominic Rouse )
James124 Avatar
James124 Plus
8 81 59 Portugal
27 Jun 2020 12:25PM
Probably just over 20% in mono, but increasing
woolybill1 Avatar
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 12:52PM
90+% and increasing. Unless something absolutely demands colour, which is pretty rare.

Earlier in the week we watched a BBC programme called Tutankhamun in Colour. Not newly-shot, mind you; just Harry Burton's magnificent 10"x8" originals colourised! Incidentally the programme notes from the BBC iPlayer can't even be bothered to name the photographer. An insult to his memory.
capto Avatar
capto Plus
11 7.4k 34 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 3:08PM
Mono is an occasional treat for me. Black and white is great, grey and grey less so.
Tianshi_angie Avatar
27 Jun 2020 3:23PM
But the programme named him. And I thought that the programme proved the value of colour. I have actually watched it twice as I was so bowled over by the difference the colour made. The pendant that the water boy, who had actually found the tomb, wore round his neck to model it was really brought to life by the addition of colour, I had no idea until then that some of that dark grey was actually scarab beetles in lapis lazuli. And Harry Burton had been honoured with a whole programme some years back about how he photographed all the artefacts in the dust and dark of a 'spare' tomb, which had marvelled at his work and the clarity of it in spite of all the dirt and dust which he had to contend with. And you must have missed the bit in which Elizabeth Frood said - '.....still images taken by Harry Burton.....which are far better than anything a digital camera could take today!'
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woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 3:48PM
I missed nothing. And watched the Harry Burton documentary twice. I do not need colour to be handed to me on a plate.


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