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Lipstick & Chocolate.

By lifesnapper  
Hi all and many thanks for your varied comments and kind votes on my remembrance images yesterday. Special thanks also to Carole (Monochrome 2004) for her well worked mod and, Zulu chant. (Video that is, not from her personally.) Smile All so very much appreciated, thank you.

Back to the wonderful world of processing today with a little girl all made up ready for one of Rochester's festivals and with a mouthful of chocolate buttons.
The thing with sepia, I've found, is that using different degree's of depth can change an image dramatically but still work, unlike mono which tends to be too bright or too dark with the slightest touch. I guess because it's a colour rather than grey scale.

Does anyone know when Black and White became colour's? Because, when I was at school they were not regarded as colours and we were told not to call them colours.

Anyway, all the best to all and have a great week,


Tags: Sepia toned Portraits and people Rochester high street Festival girl

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clicknimagine Plus
11 796 104 India
11 Nov 2019 7:36AM
Beautiful capture...
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2019 7:51AM
What a little sweetie, John! After your intro I had thought to write sweeties, but I can't see them!
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
11 Nov 2019 8:12AM
Found this:

Quote:Black and white are not colors because they do not have specific wavelengths. Instead, white light contains all wavelengths of visible light. Black, on the other hand, is the absence of visible light.

That wee girl contains no visible sweets...
Charming work GrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
11 Nov 2019 8:25AM
Who couldn't smile with a mouthful of chocolate SmileSmileSmile

And I'm with you on the colours....I still shout (silently) at the TV when b or w is mentioned as a colour.
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2019 8:38AM
Happiness is chocolate. A charming shot.Smile
ViVla 4 11 2 Russian Federation
11 Nov 2019 8:58AM
Excellent portrait!
11 Nov 2019 9:03AM
a wonderful kid and i love the warm tones in your processing
as regards the colours issue, our school teachers taught us lots of things that were later disproved by real life experiences...
11 Nov 2019 9:28AM
Thanks for the explanation, Malc.
And she has choc's in her mouth and the packet is in her pocket. All out of sight apart from on her lips 😊
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1832 England
11 Nov 2019 9:37AM
Great fun all round...

It's interesting that black-and-white is often called 'monochrome' - which covers coloured images with a single colour - like most forms of toning.

And you're right - strictly, black and white are not colours, as each white light is a mix of all colours, and black is an absence of all of them.

I think that you'll find that the only people really concerned are those who write rules for competitions, and each may have its own version of what is acceptable as 'black and white'.

Otherwise, the world is your oyster: even split toning (now available in Photoshop, originally requiring two different toning baths in the darkroom) tended to be acceptable in the days of film, as the image came from a black-and-white negative...
clicknimagine Plus
11 796 104 India
11 Nov 2019 9:57AM
A true black and white image would consist of only black and white colours… But, what we call a black and white photograph is made of black, white, and many different shades of grey…

“Grayscale” is a more technical and a more accurate term for the type of photography we call black and white… The technical definition of “grayscale” is an image that is composed exclusively of shades of gray, varying from black to white…

You’ll find photographers use the term “Black and White” while those in the design industry favour the term “Grayscale…”

Usage of the term “grayscale” has increased since the use of digital imaging has taken over film photography…

The term “monochrome” has its origins in the medieval Latin word monochrōma… It consists of two words: “mono” and “chrōma,” which translates exactly as “single colour…”

If we define monochrome photography, we would define it as an image composed exclusively of shades of one colour varying from the brightest to the darkest hues…

The best example of a monochrome image is a sepia photo, which has its origins in film photography…
Grayscale vs Black and White…

In essence, “grayscale” and “black and white” in terms of photography mean exactly the same thing…

However, grayscale is a far more accurate term… A truly black and white image would simply consist of two colors…black and white… Grayscale images are created from black, white, and the entire scale of shades of gray…

Grayscale vs Monochrome…

All grayscale or black and white images are monochrome as they are made of varying shades of only one color…black… However, not all monochrome images are grayscale as monochromatic images can be made of any color…

An image made entirely of shades of yellow would still be considered a monochromatic image…
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
11 Nov 2019 10:39AM
Beautiful photo!

Arne Smile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2019 11:09AM
Looks fine and works for me John.
11 Nov 2019 11:52AM
Cute little girl and well worked image, John.SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2019 12:33PM
Sepia is perfect here - makes a nostalgic feel to most images.
11 Nov 2019 2:21PM
Thank you all for your interesting and helpful info. I am now the proud owner of knowledge. Smile
11 Nov 2019 2:48PM
Great expression captured, works well in sepia, John
11 Nov 2019 3:35PM
Great processing, John, works a treat. 👍
I thought black and white in physics anyway weren’t colours - maybe Newton has been at work recently 🙂
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
11 Nov 2019 6:27PM
Mmmmm chocolate buttons. The smile says it all John. Lovely image.

11 Nov 2019 6:47PM
A lovely young lady, beautifully photographed, John.

11 Nov 2019 7:35PM
Lovely shot John. Cathy
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
11 Nov 2019 8:08PM
Lovely smile
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 761 England
11 Nov 2019 8:10PM
Malc's explnation is succinct and relates to physics (so isn't negotiable) and as Dave points out too.

It's only because we humans can perceive different wavelenghts. In fact, thge rods in our eyes are sensitive to light level only, useful in low light. If we were only sensitive to one wavelength it'd be white and shades of grey. We wouldn't know what 'colour' was/
IR film is blackand white because it just records the intensity of IR (specific wavelenght) only.

Colourless liquids are such because they don't absorb th part of the spectrum we are sensitive too. If we could see different IR wavelenghts how different our world would look. By the way, colourless is different to clear.

As for chocolate, it has to be dark Wink
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2019 2:51AM
Beautiful !!
Isabel GrinGrin
12 Nov 2019 11:28AM
Thank you one and all for enlightenment. Wink
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
12 Nov 2019 5:24PM
Very charming 😊
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2019 7:47PM
knowledge can be so underrated!!
but then again....?
what we see here John is a most
wonderful and sincere smile, well captured
12 Nov 2019 10:50PM
Agree with all the fine comments above .... life would be so much poorer without chocolate
And little girls smiles like this one . Thx for adding a smile to my day John...great capture
Cheers Walt

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