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Since this week we seem to have been looking at Black and White Images, I thought I would go through the images I took up in the Mallee and see if I could find some more that would make good Black and White images.  Though I suspect I did the best ones the other day.  I don’t know, I couldn’t seem to make these ones work.  It could have been because I was tired, but you take a look and see what you think.  I will put them in a gallery for you.

Some of them you have seen before, so if you want to go back and see the originals you can.  They aren’t completely black and white and there is a little colour in all of them, but I do like that and think it adds to them, but I have to admit one thing I am learning is to be careful about which colour.

Short post today.  Getting ready for a cooler weekend, and hopefully a chance to get out and take more photos, or work in the garden, not sure which just yet.  Take care everyone.

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  1. Great shots.

    February 14, 2014
  2. I really love this set! awesome!

    February 14, 2014
  3. I love each and every one… such beautiful work, Leanne. :)

    February 14, 2014
  4. In black and white these take on a more desolate look.

    February 14, 2014
    • Oh, someone else just said something similar, I may have to explore that more, I love the desolate look. Thank you.

      February 14, 2014
  5. Crash MacDuff #

    Reblogged this on CrashCourse.

    February 14, 2014
  6. They all seem to be a bit dark to me but they are some beautiful images. I think it could be my monitor as I am using one at work! I love the last one and the lone tree!

    February 14, 2014
    • I have to admit I like making my images dark, I have always done that. Thank you Emilio.

      February 14, 2014
  7. Great moody images

    February 14, 2014
  8. Nice work – perhaps being tired altered your judgment on how good these are – I especially like #7695 the sky has a cool/blueish tint to the the grey – it may be just because of the warm tone in the foreground.

    February 14, 2014
    • Perhaps, not sure. I wasn’t sure anyone would notice that, I changed the opacity of the black and white layer so a little of the colour would come through, so glad you liked it. Thanks Robert.

      February 14, 2014
  9. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    Is that corrugated tin on the barn? These are beautiful; I love the little church. And there is something appealing to a road disappearing in the distance.

    February 14, 2014
    • Yes, on the side of the shearing shed, they made those sheds out of whatever they could find. I love the little Church, I have photographed it many times over the years. I totally agree about the road, they are so weird to drive on. Thanks Jackie.

      February 14, 2014
  10. Pat #

    I like the images and, like you, really like having just a touch of color. I’m wondering if they would be more effective if there was less vignetting. I found that I was straining to see the images. Great images that seem really good for B&W.

    February 14, 2014
    • Maybe Pat, though I don’t mind it, I think it reflected the mood I was in :). Thank you so much.

      February 14, 2014
  11. These are absolutely wonderful x

    February 14, 2014
  12. I love how you combined these photos, Leanne. The variety is what struck me and got my attention. I really like what you have done with them.

    Take care of you. That heat can and will drain anyone. Rest more often and just keep hydrating. This too shall pass, and the heat will eventually let up. (((HUGS))) Amy

    February 14, 2014
    • Thank you Amy, that is interesting, I hadn’t thought about the variety.
      We are having a reprieve right now, it has been much cooler and much nicer, thankfully. I hope you have a reprieve from the cold.

      February 14, 2014
  13. I like the last one of the house. Seems to have an aura of mystery about it.

    February 14, 2014
    • I think that is the old Church Colline, though it could be a house. Thank you so much, I like the idea of mystery.

      February 14, 2014
  14. There is just something about your processing that I love. It’s rich and deep and a lot of your images evoke a sort of solitary feeling I think. But I love the feeling. :)

    February 14, 2014
    • Thank you Laura, that is great to hear, I really like that solitary feel to images, and it is something I love to go for. :)

      February 14, 2014
      • Seems like you are displaying just what you want to then…what a gift! :D

        February 14, 2014
      • Yes, it seems more so with these, I must learn from these images. :)

        February 14, 2014
  15. Beautifully haunted shots! :)

    February 14, 2014
  16. Big fan of your images!

    February 14, 2014
  17. Pat #

    I’m loving this series.

    February 14, 2014
  18. Beautiful!! stark, bleak, just lovely!!

    February 14, 2014
  19. Jen #

    Hmmm. I really like them in B&W–especially the train station & grain elevator shot (great comp, ooo!) and the open road. Very dramatic. I don’t recall the originals, though—was the sky dark, or is that an edge burn/vignette? They just seem a bit dark and it sort of distracts me from your subject (not too much, just a little). I saw earlier in the comments, though, that it suited your mood at the time you did the processing—boy, can I identify with that some days! That is what can make it fun to go back to a photo sometimes, isn’t it?

    The shot with just a subtle colour is lovely, too. That’s always fun to do—it seems unexpected, still.

    Also, you talk about the heat making it tough to get out…just the opposite here! The snow dam at the edge of my drive was so bad earlier this week that I got stuck, burned rubber *in my driveway* trying to get out, and ended up having to dig my car out of the drive. So not conducive to cruising about looking for things to shoot! If it is not one thing, it is another. ;)

    February 14, 2014
    • I have made the sky dark, in a couple of different ways. Yes, it make it fun going back, you never know from one day to another what you would do with an image. Thanks Jen.

      I couldn’t imagine now being able to get out my driveway. The heat never stops us from doing that. Must be really hard, the shovelling and stuff you have to do with snow. We don’t have any of that. Take care, be careful. We are having a break from the heat, thank you goodness.

      February 14, 2014
  20. Definitely a more sombre feel to them than your usual.

    February 14, 2014
    • Yes, I would agree with that, thanks Colonialist.

      February 14, 2014
  21. lovely!

    February 14, 2014
  22. I tend to feel the same way as you do about b&w pics – they have to really pop when I do a first “trial run” before I will go the whole hog and edit them. Personally I find that the stronger the geometric patterns or general focus on abstracted shape, rather than detail, the better as the removal of the colour can help to focus on that. Particularly love the one of the tree on the horizon – such an Aussie shot, imho!

    February 14, 2014
    • I think there are quite a few of us that work that way. I agree with you say about what makes a good B&W image. Thank you so much, I think the same about that shot.

      February 14, 2014
  23. Yours work generates a lot of talk! Excellent! Have a great weekend, friend! :)

    February 14, 2014
  24. Beautiful images!

    February 14, 2014
  25. stunning shots

    February 14, 2014
  26. Reblogged this on Senior Slavio Blog.

    February 14, 2014
  27. Difficult to say whether they are better in mono without the colour versions to compare against, but I suspect that the shot or the rail track/station is better in mono because of the strong dynamic range. The shot of the lone tree is just a bit of a classic, so that one just works well regardless.

    February 14, 2014
    • Thank you Mark, I don’t know about the images myself, I like B&W, but I am not the fan of it like many other people.

      February 14, 2014
  28. Jenny Overton #

    I love these. I find them very enchanting. Prefer some of these to the color ones :)

    February 14, 2014
    • Thank you Jenny, I have loved the words that people use to describe the images.

      February 14, 2014
  29. incredible!

    February 14, 2014
  30. lifelifedeathdeath #

    Looks like something from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I love it! Great atmosphere!

    February 14, 2014
  31. I think B&W works best where there is strong contrast or you can isolate the subject. Some of these work well, others are a bit too uniform for me. I think subtle tonality works better with lighter images.

    February 14, 2014
    • I don’t know how I feel about them Andrew, it is an interesting process to go through. Thank you for your thoughts.

      February 14, 2014
  32. I like the first photo a lot. It’s dull but at the same time in just the right parts it looks glowing. Hope you rest well since you are tired. Yes, it’s much cooler this weekend and I”m glad about this too. Will definitely head out and not worry too much about things :) Have a good weekend, Leanne.

    February 14, 2014
    • That is an interesting way to put the image Mabel, haha. Yes, glad it is the weekend, looking forward to relaxing some and yes so glad of this cooler weather. Have a great weekend Mabel.

      February 14, 2014
  33. Really like these shots, great work.

    February 14, 2014
    • Thank you so much TW,

      February 14, 2014
      • Lovely Ones!!…very suggestive!;-)

        February 14, 2014
      • Thank you. that is great to hear.

        February 15, 2014
  34. this is great, you just inspired me

    February 14, 2014
    • That is wonderful, thank you for letting me know.

      February 15, 2014
  35. I love your blog. Looking a some of the stuff you do gives me ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    February 15, 2014
    • That is great to hear, I hope you get some great work. Thank you.

      February 15, 2014
  36. Beautiful images, Leanne. Some times I feel like, through monochrome, we can convey the mood more effectively in an image.

    February 15, 2014
    • There are many people who seem to feel the same way, I think I am still sitting on the fence with it, thanks for your thoughts.

      February 15, 2014
  37. Oh so love these! The question is why. I am still trying to sort out the mental switch that is flipped when I see rustic, historical, old, abandoned.

    February 15, 2014
    • Thank you, and I can’t answer that question, sorry, I am still trying to sort it out myself, it seems to be something so many photographers are drawn too.

      February 15, 2014
  38. Nice gallery, Leanne. Third and last would be my favourites.

    February 15, 2014
    • Thank you, always like hearing which ones people like.

      February 15, 2014
  39. Reblogged this on Tangent.

    February 15, 2014
  40. Love the mood of these, really beautiful.

    February 15, 2014
  41. They are all great, but I especially love the church! I think my least favorite one is the one with the building right beside the road (is it an old gas station?). It seems too dark to me. I’m not one to ask about B&W photos though. :)

    February 15, 2014
    • I see that it’s a train station… :) Silly me.

      February 15, 2014
      • Yes, an old train station that is no longer used, so many of them are like this up there. Thanks Em. Take care.

        February 15, 2014
    • Thank you Em, I think the Church photo has been very well received. :)

      February 15, 2014
  42. Oooh, a purposeful darkness. Interesting.

    February 15, 2014
  43. The mood captured by the church shot is exquisitely sinister.

    February 15, 2014
    • Oohh, I like that too, sinister is good, thank you.

      February 15, 2014
  44. Leanne, these are beautiful!

    February 15, 2014
  45. These are beautiful! Outstanding!

    February 16, 2014
  46. Wow! That last shot is so haunting! I just love this new style of yours Leanne :)

    February 18, 2014
    • Thank you Amanda, I don’t know that I would call it a new style, more, me playing, seeing what I can do. I would like to take aspects of this for something else, but right now, am happy to just let it be fun.

      February 18, 2014
  47. I vote for both. Work in the garden and take pictures of it! :) Our flowers are just starting to bloom. Fruit trees are bloomed out. We didn’t get much winter. :)

    February 20, 2014
    • Sounds nice, everything here is so brown, not attractive at all. :)

      February 20, 2014
      • Same here – only it’s spring! :)

        February 24, 2014
      • That’s not good, we had a very green spring, but we have had some rain, which is nice. :)

        February 24, 2014
      • We should get a little on Thurs or so. Meanwhile it’s lovely here :) :)

        February 24, 2014
      • Nice, I love it when it rains after you haven’t had any for awhile. :)

        February 24, 2014
      • Me too! :)

        February 25, 2014

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