After doing the post yesterday on Mark Simms I found myself inspired by his black and white images and the touch of colour in them. I have been sitting on the images that I took up in the Mallee, thinking about what I could with them, then I thought maybe I should try making them black and white and adding a touch of colour.
I played around with the highlights and the colours in the images. It was an interesting thing to do. I don’t do a lot of black and white. I have struggled with the idea of doing black and white, as I don’t always know which images to use. I don’t believe every image is better in monotones, but some can be.
It would be easy to just convert them, but I wanted more control than that. I have the Nik software silver efex, and was going to use that, but in the end I just used Photoshop.
I also wondered how the fire photos would turn out, so I played with a couple from Yaapeet. I don’t know if I have added drama to them, but I actually quite like them. When I converted them to black and white I played with the colours again, and lightened some, darkened some. I really love how the tree came out.
I am not going to go through each one individually, but instead will put the five images I did into a gallery so you can see each one on its own.