>>>Saturday B&W Thread - 5/4/2013>>>
what a lovely romantic shot of this old chapel love it Lee you managed to capture it and frame it perfectly
this is a winner shot, just a tiny tad to dark to the right bit I'm sure it can be PP to bring it out a bit more.
Nice capture and wonderful lighting. It really makes a big difference!
apart from having a very pretty daughter you managed to take a shot of her she will always treasure and this cat I can't rave on enough about ginger or tiger cats lol
Seriously fantastic shot my winner in this sat series
as always a pleasure viewing your excellent framed and composed shots of your surroundings and this bridge shot is just another sample of it.
Thank you for your comments. Glad you like the shot.
It could be toned monochrome, despite the blue. Here's an experiment I did:
- Desaturated it in Photoshop, yielding a version with no color at all
- Opened the desaturated version in Silver Efex Pro
- Toned it with a Selenium tone in a layer above the pure B/W layer
- Once the tone was applied, varied the opacity
With an adjusted opacity, could not tell the difference between the shot as you posted it and the selenium toned B/W.
The sepia was a good choice. I've never seen a cherry tree with that inverted conical form.
Photos that offset the organic against the built are a good reminder of that contrast in our world.
To me, posts of two or more images together work best when they're different aspects of the same subject -- same in at least some sense.
Wonderful portrait of two living beings sharing a common activity. You could not have had a better subject than your beautiful daughter.