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Summer Gone

By Joline
First, I want to thank you for your comments and votes on my box grater. Keith (Dark Lord) and PamelaJean were right....the small grater side shows through the larger holes. I couldn't cook without this!
Today is obviously a rose from the summer. I have been practicing mono toning, and would value your comments suggestions.

Tags: Flower Rose Black and white

Voters: bobpaige1, rgg, woolybill1 and 32 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2019 1:06PM
I'm enjoying your mono uploads. This is lovely but I could I suggest a bit more brightness? In particular to get a bit more sparkle into the water droplet.
Joline Plus
15 35 59 United States
18 Jan 2019 1:20PM
V1 is a brighter version as suggested by mrswoolybill.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2019 1:23PM
Yes the version looks better. One point -when you add toning, sepia for example, that darkens highlights, lightens blacks. So it's a good idea to check light balance again afterwards.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1870 England
18 Jan 2019 2:15PM
The version is a big improvement. It's always worth checking hte contrast range when you do a B/W conversion - while a limited tonal range often gives an air of softness, gentleness in colour, in monochrome it can look weak or muddy. The Levels slider in Elements and Photoshop (and I assume there's something similar in Lightroom, as wel las in all the otehr packages) is a good friend to those of us who use black and white a lot.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2019 2:38PM
This is beautiful Joline !!
Isabel GrinGrin
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
18 Jan 2019 3:27PM
Beautiful mono image Joline. I love it.
18 Jan 2019 3:56PM
It's a lovely image, Joline, and a good b&w conversion. I can't decide which version I prefer... the one following Moira's suggestion is a little livelier and makes more of the droplet, but the original shows detail and texture in the petals to better advantage. And the effectiveness of either version depends to some extent on the brightness of the screen you're viewing it on!
Fantastic image

Black and White
Works perfectly

Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2019 5:37PM
Wonderful conversion Joline, I'll stick with your lead.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
18 Jan 2019 6:53PM
Joline, I wouldn't have thought that the monochrome version of a rose would work. Wow, was I wrong. This is a beautiful, award-worthy image.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
19 Jan 2019 8:17AM
the version works better.....excellent work

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