Wow, yesterday was a great day for the Monochrome Madness and with so many entries it was fantastic to see how many different images there were. The MMC has been great for me, I am looking for black and white images everywhere. I even go out to see if I can shoot one, rather than wondering what I have that I could convert. This last week, I did more than one image. I could leave them and show one each week, but then that would take away the challenge of doing an image each week. So, I thought, I would show you the other images that I had prepared.
This is one of the images I took last Saturday morning when I was the city. I like the dark sky against the white building. I did make the sky that dark, it was actually a beautiful blue colour. It was a pretty gorgeous morning for photos. You really couldn’t have asked for more. I do need to head into the city for more early morning photography and with winter coming it should get interesting.
With all the talk about Macros and such recently I was reminded that I had a close-up filter for doing this sort of thing. It is only a +2, but I thought it might be fun to try it on the 70-300mm that I have and see what I came up with. It was harder to use than I remember and trying to get a shot that was in focus was a lot harder. I will have to try it on some other lenses as well.
Recently I bought some Gerberas to take photos of, but never did, now they are pretty much dead, so I photographed them. I like the way flowers go when they die and you get some interesting photos, and they are perfect for black and white. I like the textures that you get.
I had some other flowers mixed in there as well, they weren’t gerberas, no idea what they are, sorry. They were the flowers that I photographed with the macro lens when I first got the loaner from Nikon. They have also died, but I really like the way they just droop like little lanterns. Something very delicate about them. I tried to bring out that delicateness while I was processing them.
Some fun, I am enjoying playing with black and white images. It isn’t as straight forward as I thought, and you can do a lot to them.
I’m going away for the weekend with my girls, back up to the Mallee, so I am hoping to get a lot of images from there that will look great as monochrome images. I will put the images into a gallery so you can see them individually.