Back Modifications (5)

Weeds

By chase
I really must improve my B&W conversions Blush
I chose this one to convert because the contrasts between light and dark were pretty strong in the first place with daylight coming in from the left of the frame, hitting the different shapes.
I like the highlights on the 'weeds' and the edge of the book.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Be good, stay safe.
Janet xx

Tags: Mono Time Books Black and white Daylight Watch Weeds

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Comments


Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
24 Feb 2021 12:19PM
Looks a bit spooky Janet, good mono.
Tom.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2021 1:15PM
Lovely highlights Janet - must admit I did prefer the colour version though.
KateGrin
boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2021 1:42PM
Fabulous study, great work
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
24 Feb 2021 1:47PM
Any chance of the unconverted version as a mod or version? Could be fun to play with...

This is beautiful. Understated and ghostly.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
24 Feb 2021 1:55PM
You must remember to water your plants Janet. Or....you can photograph them like this and look how beautiful they become. Like someone left and never came back.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
24 Feb 2021 1:56PM

Quote:Any chance of the unconverted version as a mod or version? Could be fun to play with...

Version up loaded John. All I have done to it is crop and straighten....have fun Wink

Thanks everyone.
Janet xx
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
24 Feb 2021 2:09PM
Love your 'weeds', Janet, and the vase they're in 😃 Looks good in mono but have to go for colour 👍
Trev 😀
chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
24 Feb 2021 2:17PM
I am generally a colour kinda person but now and then I like to have a bash at a conversion, just to try and improve or do something different....and I'm bored with packing stuff up...keeps me quiet for a while Wink
Such a different image in mono and I see different things in each one. The version in colour here has not had anything done, no sharpening etc.
If anyone wants to have a play with the version, please do but, tell me what you did, else I will be non the wiser Sad
chris-p Plus
15 75 England
24 Feb 2021 2:35PM
Prefer the mono in this one...good luck with the move Janet 🤞
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
24 Feb 2021 2:44PM
For me, the mono works best as I think it gives more mood and atmosphere.......!!

Angela😄
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2021 2:56PM
Had a go with the mono. The colour would not download for some reason Janet.
I have just lifted the shadows a touch and the whites and highlights slightly.
Added a slight texture to foreground and book, the vase.
I enjoyed that .....not done a mod for ages.
I hope you like it GrinGrin
ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2021 4:23PM
Just such a great study, both are fabulous.
Tony
chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
24 Feb 2021 4:34PM
I have put the colour version up as a mod (mod2) for you to play with.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
24 Feb 2021 4:47PM
Thanks everyone.
Somnath thank you so much for your UA, very much appreciated.
Janet xx
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
24 Feb 2021 4:48PM
Two mods offered - aiming for a little more contrast, but not too much - and a little brighter, but not too much of that, either...

In both cases, tweaks to brightness and contrast in Nik Efex, including opening the shadows/midtones/highlights sub-sliders.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
24 Feb 2021 4:51PM
Some nice mods, thanks guys.
John, to stop Nik taking over the end of the book, you gotta layer and mask luv ....hehehe Wink
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
24 Feb 2021 4:58PM
Only on my phone at the mo, but I am seeing a possible pinhole version (can be found in Silver Efex Pro)
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
24 Feb 2021 5:14PM
No download for V2 Janet - switches us back to Lead image.
I like the light in your mono.
Brian.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
24 Feb 2021 5:19PM

Quote:No download for V2 Janet

I took the version off because not allowed for download, you should be able to download Mod 2, the original colour frame.
jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
24 Feb 2021 5:39PM
I do like the colour version with its harmonious browns offset by the grey-blue book and well held highlights. Then I also like the different mood of the B&W. And of course the arrangement is excellent as always.
James
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
24 Feb 2021 5:49PM
Definitely prefer the mono version but I'm thinking that something between your version and Fefee's mod would be better contrast wise.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
24 Feb 2021 7:46PM
The end of the book is just bright... Burning highlights in a bit would probably work, too!

Just throwing a few ideas out here.

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chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
24 Feb 2021 7:46PM
You are probably right Dave, when faced with the slider thingies where do you stop....decisions, decisions ....too far and it's blown, not far enough and it's a million shades of grey.
I do struggle with B&W stuff and I envy folk who can just 'do it ' Sad

I like ideas John, keeps the old grey matter active Smile
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
25 Feb 2021 6:05AM
Read the interesting comments and find I am agreeing with Dave. Your own version and the first modification by fefe work best for me.

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