Photography Without Color
Our prompt for this week, from Focus on Life by Sally Russick at The Studio Sublime, is "Monochromatic." We needed to come up with pictures either captured originally in black and white, or ones that we shot in color, then processed into monochrome, like black and white or sepia.
I used the black and white setting on my camera for the first time, and it was fun, because taking pictures with black and white film (remember film?) was not that unusual when I started taking pictures. But back then, you saw your picture framed in the viewfinder, in color, and now you can see your picture on the screen in black and white.
Interestingly, I found lots of subjects that are close to being monochromatic already, because winter is not a season of color around here. Here are the images I chose to share with you.
|Weeds and driftwood. And a little dirty snow.|
|Doorway to an 18th century house.|
Then, I started to experiment. Here is an old weather beaten door. The one on the left was originally taken in black and white. The other? That one is in color. Sometimes you just have to find the right subject!
Oh yeah, this one I played with by darkening the exposure.
Brings out the detail and shadows.
And finally, picket fence, unretouched in black and white, and then in sepia, cropped.
Wait wait, one more:
This is a shot taken in color, then played with in PicMonkey. It is ice forming on the edge of a stream. I use it as my desktop image!
Thanks for looking. I really enjoyed this one. Hope you did too. Visit The Studio Sublime to see what others have come up with!