A darker shade of pale

By mrswoolybill
Bear with me if this seems counter-intuitive - grainy, grungy mono for dainty little flowers. It's an idea that I'd had for a while, trying to capture the dark, tangled mystery of the hedgerow.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Flowers and plants Black and white lockdown Coronavirus diary

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Comments


bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
22 Jul 2020 7:29AM
mono suits very well
22 Jul 2020 7:30AM
Great shot Moira, I like it. You captured the 'dark side'!
Cheers Roland
22 Jul 2020 8:09AM
Brilliant
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
22 Jul 2020 8:32AM
Nicely presented 😁
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
22 Jul 2020 8:44AM
The processing gives an old-fashioned look, which is quite complementary to the chosen subject; a light point in a sea of darkness.
22 Jul 2020 8:55AM
It certainly works for me, Moira, an excellent result.

JohnSmile
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 9:19AM
Very nice, Moira.
Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 9:22AM
I love the toning, slight green tinge!
Diane
kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
22 Jul 2020 9:25AM
Absolutely super
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 9:32AM
I like this Moira, a great mono imageSmileSmile

Cliff
AlfieK Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 9:36AM
It really works for me, Moira. Beautifully detailed composition.
Alfie
leo_nid 5 12
22 Jul 2020 9:49AM
beautifully done..
and
A Whiter Shade of Pale, live in Denmark 2006



22 Jul 2020 9:54AM
I really like the grainy and slightly dirty appearance of the flower, but I find the leaves perhaps a bit too bright, too explicit.... ?
James124 Plus
7 63 54 Portugal
22 Jul 2020 10:04AM
Nicely done, Moira. As you say unusual treatment for dainty flowers, just the right amount of detail in the flower with the grain adding a bit of texture, and well framed by the leaves which complete the image.
Alfie_P 15 927 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 10:28AM
Works very well Moira, wonderfully detailed image ⭐😊

😎
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
22 Jul 2020 11:14AM
A very good capture, which comes across well in monochrome. We all tend to photograph flowers in colour, but they can be just as attractive in mono, especially with your processing!
Ian
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
22 Jul 2020 12:26PM
Beautiful work Moira
Ian
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 12:52PM
Thanks everyone, and thanks to Alfie and Leo for the UAs.

Quote:... I find the leaves perhaps a bit too bright, too explicit.... ?

Interesting, I was looking for a slightly metallic sheen, maybe I overdid it. See how tomorrow's compares...
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 1:02PM
A beautiful mono
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
22 Jul 2020 1:16PM
That title sounds like it would make a good follow-up to that other song....now, what's it called.... 😁
A lovely capture and presentation, Moira, works well 👍
Trev 😀
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
22 Jul 2020 1:40PM
Sepia suits it well.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 1:58PM

Quote:I love the toning, slight green tinge!


Quote:Sepia suits it well.

It's a Nik duotone, there's a hint of yellow added to the highlights, blue to the shadows, but it somehow avoids them merging into a true green. It's an effect that I like because it has an organic look - as cold sepia toning can produce.
Thanks again everyone.
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
22 Jul 2020 2:19PM
Works beautifully for me....
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 2:27PM
Thanks Joline for the UA!
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 5:07PM
And thanks to Joop.
mistere Plus
9 23 7 England
22 Jul 2020 7:04PM
Superb Moira. Instant award, before i knew it was yours.
Very nice work.

Dave.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2020 9:21PM
Thanks Dave! A good end to the day.
davyskid 6 2 Scotland
22 Jul 2020 9:32PM
Cracking B&W image Moira
Davy
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2020 6:26AM
My thanks to James and Keith for the UAs, and to everyone who called in here.

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