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- February 3, 2018 at 7:33 am #327472
Monotone photography is a type of photography that displays only one tone of color instead of the original colors; this color tone might be black and white (monochrome), red, blue, green, or any other colors.
Duotones are images that only use two colors. It’s a technique that’s been around since the advent of photography. In the 19th century duotones were often sepia toned but today you’re more likely to see them in brighter colors.
Don't forget that it's possible to get monotone shots without processing, ie: shades of green in the countryside/plants, or the use of coloured light and shadows.
https://www.lightstalking.com/duotone/ by Light Stalking
- February 3, 2018 at 8:27 am #327476
- February 3, 2018 at 8:46 am #327478
Nice shot Eileen. The blurred background really focuses the attention on the detail in the sheet of water drops, highlighting the barrier between the safe dry inside and the weather outside. Great colour tones.
- February 3, 2018 at 9:14 am #327481
Thank you Graham – I experimentd quite a bit with different focusing lengths back and forth between the window and the outside scene, but decided in the end that the rain was the important feature. Just happens to be a duotone pic!
- February 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm #327509
Love the warm golden and blue hues in this image Eileen.
- February 3, 2018 at 8:30 pm #327539
Eileen, your photograph is terrific. I really love the rich blue contrasting the clouds. Your use of light is captivating. The focus on the rain drops is very interesting with the slightly blurry background. Very nice. Thank you.
- February 3, 2018 at 9:22 pm #327546
Nice Photo with Great color
- February 4, 2018 at 12:38 am #327562
I love photos like this Eileen. They make me feel like a kid again, gazing out the window of the house or car. I like the mystery of the blurred background. Good choice of focus.
- February 4, 2018 at 7:25 am #327674
Love it Eileen!
- February 4, 2018 at 11:38 am #327700
Very nice Eileen. I agree with Leanne. The focus on the rain drops is a brilliant choice. The sky reminds me a bit of the Northern Lights images we see here sometimes.
- February 4, 2018 at 2:51 pm #327760
Another good one Eileen.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:49 pm #327793
Don't know if anyone noticed, but the raindrops kinda form an impression of fire on the yellow BG. Cool.
- February 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm #327805
My grateful thanks to you all for your lovely comments – so kind !
- February 7, 2018 at 2:35 pm #328340
i like the balance, the droplets are obviously a focus with their crispness but not robbing the image by being too many and too close. and the color!! wow!!
- February 3, 2018 at 8:39 am #327477
Posted before but monotone.
- February 3, 2018 at 9:17 am #327482
I love the sculptural quality of this picture , the diagonals and the lovely shade of green – beautiful!
- February 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm #327510
Great lines in this one Graham !
- February 3, 2018 at 1:25 pm #327514
Great photo, Graham. Your DOF is spot on. Love how the light identifies the edges of the plant; just the right amount of light. Really love this photo. Luscious!
- February 3, 2018 at 7:01 pm #327531
Thank you Eileen, Elin & Barbie. Very kind.
- February 3, 2018 at 8:34 pm #327540
Graham, this is a wonderful photograph. The lines of the leaves, and the way you positioned it in the image, is intriguing. Your use of light has given the leaves definition and texture. Thank you for posting this photograph.
- February 4, 2018 at 12:36 am #327561
Lovely Graham. Just the right amount of light in the right places.
- February 4, 2018 at 1:44 am #327576
Love the simplicity and the flow of the leaves,Graham.
- February 4, 2018 at 7:26 am #327675
- February 4, 2018 at 11:39 am #327701
- February 4, 2018 at 12:24 pm #327722
I still love it Graham.
- February 4, 2018 at 2:52 pm #327761
Spot on Graham. 🙂
- February 4, 2018 at 9:14 pm #327834
Thank you everyone for the comments. Appreciate it.
- February 3, 2018 at 9:30 am #327483
It really feels warm with a little sunshine through the clouds even on a raining day behind the glass Eileen, good shot!
It is almost architectural the plant and the color is great Graham.
I wonder if we can post 2 or more photos, I guess it is ok, will post one of each.
- February 3, 2018 at 10:08 am #327499
I was just wondering that very thing E.Q. this is a super composition !
- February 3, 2018 at 10:39 am #327503
Hi EQ, you can post as many photos as you like!
- February 3, 2018 at 1:01 pm #327511
Beautiful composition – great image !
- February 3, 2018 at 7:04 pm #327532
Love this pic too. The river balances perectly with the sky in shape and tone. Beautiful image. Thanks also for your comment E.Q.
- February 3, 2018 at 9:52 pm #327551
I like the high contrast, it lends a very dramatic feel to this otherwise serene scene. Can you tell us a bit about the image EQ? Where did you make it?
- February 4, 2018 at 12:34 am #327559
Postcard perfect, EQ! Great comp – I am pulled into this photo.
- February 4, 2018 at 8:06 am #327677
Thank you all for the positive comments, also glad I can post more than one photo Tersha, thanks!
About the image Ann, I had it in color, just converted in B&W for this challenge, it is taken on a special twilight time of the year during spring, with normal camera settings, white balance on auto, etc… Added saturation, contrast, sharpness, bit of noise reduction (Too often I handheld camera, hate tripods, too heavy to carry around). The place is a canal in Amsterdam, one of many with house boats, people live in the boats.
One thing I always loose on quality because I tend to shoot jpg images instead raw, ooops!
Here is the color version:
- February 4, 2018 at 11:41 am #327703
I greatly prefer the b&w with all its drama. Great image.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:33 pm #327866
Me too! The b&w is timeless
- February 4, 2018 at 12:23 pm #327721
I'm with Bobbie on this one E.Q. …I prefer the b&w version. That said the colour version would be great as an impressionist painting. A bit of an old masters kind of processing could be killer. Very nice image E.Q.
- February 4, 2018 at 2:55 pm #327763
As Above the b&w lends its self to the way its processed. Cool shot.
- February 4, 2018 at 9:21 pm #327835
I think the colour version emphasises what great framing you chose for this shot and yes, it looks even better in B&W. As Leanne said, the B&W version somehow appears to have more depth and pulls you in more. Must be the increased dynamics of the rich contrasts?
- February 5, 2018 at 8:07 am #327941
Love it! The B&W works well here!
- February 3, 2018 at 9:34 am #327486
- February 3, 2018 at 10:06 am #327498
I love this picture E.Q. – the light and viewpoint and subject are just my cup of tea!
- February 3, 2018 at 7:11 pm #327533
Like the linear contrasts in both direction and focus. Nice shot.
- February 4, 2018 at 8:15 am #327678
Mine too Eileen, I often try to find a pleasant atmosphere to photograph and also like the graphic feel Graham, thanks!
- February 3, 2018 at 12:59 pm #327508
- February 3, 2018 at 1:08 pm #327512
Love this photo, Elin. The reflection of the dogs is actually upright. Very clever!
- February 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm #327534
Didn't notice straight away but agree with Barbie, very clever. The ‘real' dogs pop nicely in this lovely B&W image.
- February 4, 2018 at 8:21 am #327679
I rotated the image around but indeed I prefer upside down with this nice surrealistic feel, well done! I get attracted to the dogs faces like this, on the normal side I draw my eyes to the bodies first.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:43 am #327704
Great capture Elin. I always enjoy your images of human and animal life.
- February 4, 2018 at 12:02 pm #327718
I liked this the first time I saw it Elin. Very clever.
- February 4, 2018 at 2:56 pm #327764
Always a winner this one. 🙂
- February 5, 2018 at 8:09 am #327942
Something different – nice!
- February 6, 2018 at 1:16 pm #328162
Thank you all for kind comments, appreciated !
- February 3, 2018 at 1:18 pm #327513
This photo was taken during a college photography class trip to Death Vally in 2015.
- February 3, 2018 at 7:19 pm #327535
Very nice pic Barbie. Layers of tone and texture keep the eye roaming around checking out all the detail. Like the composition a lot too.
- February 3, 2018 at 11:00 pm #327553
Thanks so much Graham!
- February 4, 2018 at 12:31 am #327557
This works very nicely with the contrasting tones but I can't help but wonder what it looks like in colour too, Barbie.
- February 4, 2018 at 1:47 am #327577
Nice Barbie. Can't stop looking at this. I would love to hike this area.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:44 am #327706
I like this a lot Barbie. Looks other-worldly.
- February 4, 2018 at 12:15 pm #327719
- February 4, 2018 at 2:57 pm #327765
Very cool. almost looks like a model.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:34 pm #327786
Great image Barbie – beautifully tuned nuances – has to be seen large.
- February 5, 2018 at 8:11 am #327943
Wow I love this! The B&W accentuates the contours nicely!
- February 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm #327975
Thanks for all the nice compliments everyone. Such beautiful photos for this weekend's challenge. Everyone should be proud!
- February 3, 2018 at 1:39 pm #327515
Hannah, shot outside with a v large octabox and grid on Ilford FP4, Contax 645, home developed. Digitised with a canon macro lense and home made light box.
It's ok, still a work in progress. Brought my Contax back to work with a bucket of film, but not had chance to do much with it so far.
Taking this one ^^^ to Dubai at the weekend. 2 days with my pal Maria and two days in Dubai Marina. Will be swimming with dolphins, among many other things. Am super excited!
Set up for above;
Last one, camera pointing the other (wrong!) way. Swimming in the rain, Playa del Arbeyal, Gijon, Asturias. A beach in a fairly industrial area.
Sorry, not Breakfast / Office safe. lol.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:09 am #327596
- First shot (Hannah) – beautiful! Would've liked to see her looking direct to camera maybe? Get the feeling the whites of her eyes would have contrasted nicely with the black background but in any case this is a lovely serene shot Chris.
- Second shot (set up) – so interesting seeing these ‘behind-the-scenes' pics. I was amazed that it was an outside setup. The first shot looks so much like it was taken in a studio. Great learning curve for me.
- Last shot (naked guy) – way to much exposure for me and I'm not talking about the camera setting. LOL 🙂
- February 4, 2018 at 11:46 am #327707
Lovely, wistful portrait of Hannah, Chris.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:59 am #327717
I like the softness of the lighting Chris. It really flatters your lovely daughter. You've caught a moment that engages the viewer. A definite keeper for the family album.
- February 4, 2018 at 2:59 pm #327766
Great shot of Hannah. As Rob says one for the album and for the wall.
- February 5, 2018 at 8:25 am #327944
Octa boxes are just magic! Thumbs up to the guy who invented them!
Love the shot of Hannah! Don't feel bad – you are not to bad either! 🙂
- February 3, 2018 at 5:20 pm #327529
- February 4, 2018 at 12:28 am #327556
The sepia gives her a golden glow! Very pretty girl and lovely photo, Rob.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:40 am #327702
Thank you Leanne. My flash skills are a work in progress.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:13 am #327608
Very nice image Rob. Even with my total inexperience with professional lighting setups I can tell that this image has been very well lit by the lack of shadows. Like Leanne said, she radiates a glow and not just from the sepia toning but also in her eyes and smile. Lovely.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:44 am #327705
Thanks a lot Graham. It's not often my daughter will consent to helping me with my flash studies. When I get the chance I try not to abuse it so we can continue to be pals.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:01 pm #327767
Another one for the wall, lovely photo.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:33 pm #327785
Lovely sepia of your beautiful daughter Rob – the highlights work very well – give the image a pearly glow.
- February 5, 2018 at 8:00 am #327938
I simply love Sepia. Always have, always will. Nice shot!
- February 3, 2018 at 8:21 pm #327538
We had a very destructive king tide in conjunction with the recent supermoon. Nelson, Golden Bay, and the West Coast of the South Island were hit very hard. Yesterday morning we ventured down to our local beach to see the damage. Oystercatchers breed on this beach and we were relieved to see a crowd of about 800 birds. Here are a few of them, with processing to emphasise their orange beaks and legs.
Does this count as duotone?
- February 3, 2018 at 8:41 pm #327541
and this is a second version, higher key.
- This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Ann Wheatley.
- February 5, 2018 at 2:33 am #327888
I prefer the high key version Ann – super capture !
- February 4, 2018 at 3:21 am #327630
Also can't decide which one I like better. I do like the extra detail in the top pic but the birds seem less harsh in the second one. I think the colour works well in these pics.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:56 am #327669
Thanks Graham, I went to even higher key when experimenting with this image in in Luminar, but going further makes the image quite surreal, and almost like a line drawing.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:49 am #327710
I prefer the first one Ann. Glad the birds are well.
I definitely recommend looking at this large to see the detail of the legs and beaks.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:02 pm #327768
Good one Ann. How long did it take to do the legs and beaks.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:44 pm #327868
Oystercatchers have orange legs and beaks and the weather was dull. The sea was tinged green so I desaturated the photo and turned up the saturation of the orange. Didn't take long at all.
And as Bobbie points out, you really have to click on these images to get the large version to appreciate the birds better.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:37 pm #327867
I like the stronger contrast in the first one. Love the beaks and legs!!!
- February 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm #327989
Thanks To all of you, but I am at a loss for how to make the most of these images. Had had lots of restrictions including little freedom of movement so as not to scare them off, and the greyness of the day, Maybe I should pop into the shark tank!
- February 3, 2018 at 9:07 pm #327543
Dog and the rope.
- February 3, 2018 at 9:12 pm #327544
Ann, your oystercatcher images are fantastic. At this point, I can not decide which image I prefer. The orange beaks and legs are excellent and really make the image. The other think I like, is the positioning of the birds. Thank you so much.
- February 4, 2018 at 12:42 am #327564
- February 4, 2018 at 1:43 am #327575
Love both Leanne – your snow images are fabulous !
- February 5, 2018 at 2:37 am #327889
Both have very pleasing textures and I love their abstract qualities Leanne
- February 4, 2018 at 1:49 am #327578
Yes, the blue works. Never been able to photo snow well,you did…
- February 4, 2018 at 10:11 pm #327847
Thank you so much, Elin and Tom.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:25 am #327632
Love them both too Leanne. I think the blue works really well with the snowflakes and I adore the dynamic contrasts in the maple shot.
- February 4, 2018 at 10:13 pm #327848
Thanks Graham. Your comment made me think – I included a low contrast (by nature, the snowscape has to be) and high contrast shot without meaning to. The two photos “contrast” LOL!
- February 4, 2018 at 8:46 am #327683
It looks really organic, if the snow flakes were green I would say it is a grass field….. and the high contrast and transparency really works on the black and white image!
- February 4, 2018 at 10:14 pm #327849
Thanks EQ – it was the veins that show when the light shines behind them, that drew me to them as a subject.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:47 am #327708
I'm jealous of your ability to isolate the essence of a subject and showcase it's beauty Leanne. These are both wonderful.
- February 4, 2018 at 10:15 pm #327850
Thank you so much Rob. Means a lot coming from someone whose photos I admire so much!
- February 4, 2018 at 11:53 am #327713
The blue definitely works because it tells us “cold”. I like both images Leanne but I think the maple leaves are absolutely stunning. You manged to get fanastic detail that gives us much more than “leaves”.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:06 pm #327770
Definitely a special skill to get such great photos Elin. Sorry meant Leanne. 🙂
- This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by davidc.
- February 4, 2018 at 6:31 pm #327819
Very nice Leanne
- February 4, 2018 at 9:22 pm #327836
A very imaginative way to photograph maple keys (here, we call this “helicopter”)
- February 4, 2018 at 10:21 pm #327852
Thank you Robert and Nancy – Yes, we call them helicopters too. I had to play with them too, after photographing them 🙂
- February 4, 2018 at 12:52 am #327567
- February 4, 2018 at 11:48 am #327709
A nice sense of mystery in this one Robert.
- February 4, 2018 at 5:54 pm #327812
- February 4, 2018 at 10:22 pm #327853
This is a really cool shot Robert. I love how the snow at the side of the path ‘glows'
- February 4, 2018 at 10:40 pm #327860
- February 5, 2018 at 2:38 am #327890
Intriguing picture Robert ….
- February 5, 2018 at 8:28 am #327945
- February 5, 2018 at 9:20 pm #328044
Nice image. Looks like the view from inside an ancient castle with the heavy doors ajar. Very moody.
- February 4, 2018 at 1:35 am #327572
- February 4, 2018 at 11:50 am #327711
You do like barns Tom..I do too. These both have better space around them than your first posting. I particularly like the second one with the dramatic sky.
- February 4, 2018 at 1:38 am #327573
- February 4, 2018 at 2:43 am #327580
The round monstrosity is the police HQ in Adelaide city. Everything around it had a green tinge so…
- February 4, 2018 at 2:51 am #327581
This way, that way…
- February 4, 2018 at 8:24 am #327681
- February 4, 2018 at 3:08 pm #327771
Like this one. Lots of shapes. Cool
- February 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm #327794
Very abstract…like it..perhaps just a little dark,especially 2 arches, but probably from mid day contrast.
- February 4, 2018 at 9:47 pm #327838
Thanks guys. Yes Tom, it was yet another scorcher in Adelaide with the sun bearing down from on high. I wanted to make the water the standout feature of this pic without too many distractions but I could probably have lightened some shadows a bit I agree.
- February 4, 2018 at 7:25 am #327673
- February 4, 2018 at 11:52 am #327712
My eyes are searching for little people Diane! Nice processing choices.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:55 am #327715
Absolutely agree with you Diane
- February 4, 2018 at 3:10 pm #327772
Makes me think of Witches or the Wicker Man. Would get out of there as quick a possible. SPOOKY.
- February 4, 2018 at 9:51 pm #327839
Spooky indeed but nice toning. What is that peculiar structure, a bird feeder of some sort?
- February 4, 2018 at 10:24 pm #327856
I am curious about that too!
- February 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm #328194
Thanks for the comments Rob, Graham, Leanne, Bobbie and David, I'm not sure what the structure is, they seem to have some sort of groups that make living willow ‘things' in the forest, I really should go back and see if there are any more.
Here's a shot of a living willow arch that I saw there another time ….
- This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by Tersha.
- February 5, 2018 at 8:37 am #327953
It does indeed look like fairy land! Love it!
- February 8, 2018 at 4:35 pm #328564
- February 4, 2018 at 1:29 pm #327743
Here is an image that I took in 2015 with my cell phone. Then changed to B&W. I love the way the tree just wrapped its roots over the rock surface. I was trying for a moody feel, but yet delicate look to the leaves.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:12 pm #327773
There is beautiful light in this photo Mike. Great shot.
- February 4, 2018 at 3:57 pm #327797
Definitely great lighting, but perhaps the blacks are a little too black. I'd like to see a little texture in those rocks on the left, the top of the trunk of the main tree and perhaps the trees in bottom right.
- February 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm #327825
I teased out some more detail from the shadows, not a lot of information there, since it was saved as a jpg on the phone. I added some more sepia tone. Not sure if that was better or not. Hopefully having more detail in the dark areas helps, although I think it lost a bit of its dreaminess from the light filtering through the leaves.
- February 4, 2018 at 9:56 pm #327842
- February 4, 2018 at 2:24 pm #327759
- February 4, 2018 at 3:13 pm #327774
Very delicate photo ndj
- February 4, 2018 at 3:16 pm #327775
- February 4, 2018 at 3:29 pm #327778
Beautiful image David – one for the wall !
- February 6, 2018 at 1:11 pm #328160
- February 4, 2018 at 4:07 pm #327801
This one bothers me a little bit. The blurry water in FG. There is a better picture in there somewhere. The blurry water in the bottom of the photo should be cropped to just below the darker area or road in the middle. Would try an edit, but actually don't know how. Maybe someone can explain how.
- February 4, 2018 at 6:09 pm #327816
Dear Tom. The Shark Tank is a forum where one gives constructive criticism.
This forum is not the Shark Tank, but a challenge – where one either gives positive comments about images one likes and (better) something about why one conceives an image as worthy of positive remarks – or one does not comment……
You are not the first person to confuse the two.
- This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by ElinL.
- February 4, 2018 at 10:10 pm #327846
I must admit Elin, I too sometimes forget which area I'm in once I get into posting comments. Don't know if this can be done or not or even if it would be desired but it would be great if we had some sort of reminder on screen to tweak the back of our minds when in the ST, or any of the forums for that matter? Several times I have posted something only to realise that it is inappropriate for the forum I'm in and had to edit it after posting.
- February 5, 2018 at 2:16 am #327885
Graham – you seem to be doing fine :). As I am not a moderator I perhaps should keep quiet.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:54 pm #327869
Oh sorry, I didn't realize you couldn't critique in this section. Won't happen again.
- February 5, 2018 at 4:04 am #327901
No worries Tom. I don't mind any form of critique. The out of focus at the bottom is not actually out. The tide was going out and left a thin layer of soft sand it looked like someone had plastered it with a trowel. Will post in shark tank 🙂
- This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by davidc.
- February 5, 2018 at 4:05 am #327902
- February 4, 2018 at 9:52 pm #327840
- February 5, 2018 at 2:17 am #327886
Magnificent ! Where is it taken ?
- February 5, 2018 at 2:43 am #327891
Wow – super shot! Love the reflections Rick ….
- February 5, 2018 at 12:29 pm #327974
I'm a sucker for B&W. This reflection is crystal clear. Makes me want to go backpacking really bad!
- February 5, 2018 at 1:33 pm #327985
- February 5, 2018 at 9:23 pm #328045
Almost Ansell-esque. Beautiful.
- February 4, 2018 at 10:23 pm #327855
- February 4, 2018 at 10:25 pm #327857
I love the background, crisscrossing… reeds? Very interesting, Robert.
- This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by LeanneC.
- February 4, 2018 at 10:43 pm #327861
Actually its rye grass, and the stick in the fore ground is a rotting wooden tomato stake.
It's a Macro.
- February 5, 2018 at 2:17 am #327887
Beautiful Robert – love the texture and colour.
- February 5, 2018 at 2:45 am #327892
Great juxtaposition of textures here – super Robert !
- February 5, 2018 at 3:12 am #327898
The rich tones here are wonderful Robert.
- February 5, 2018 at 8:55 am #327956
Great shot Robert feels warm.
- February 5, 2018 at 9:25 pm #328046
Really nice image Robert. I was wondering, does bokeh only apply to circular lights or do the criss-crossed lights in the bg fall into this category too?
- February 4, 2018 at 10:26 pm #327858
- February 5, 2018 at 12:42 am #327873
I like the contrast of tree and water textures, here Rick. Has a dreamy, “abandoned place” kind of feel; highly atmospheric and emotive.
- February 5, 2018 at 2:53 am #327895
Beautiful composition and contrasts – the little house (?) really grabs the attention ….. love it !
- February 5, 2018 at 9:27 pm #328047
I second what Ann and Eileen have said. Greta shot!
- February 8, 2018 at 9:42 am #328527
Beautiful! I so want to be floating on something in that lake!
- February 4, 2018 at 10:52 pm #327863
- February 5, 2018 at 2:56 am #327896
Intriguing picture – drawing me in !
- February 5, 2018 at 3:14 am #327899
It's the outside of a bunker on the beach at Agrigento, Sicily.
- February 5, 2018 at 9:28 pm #328048
Very interesting. If it wasn't for the plastic tubing, I could have mistaken this for a shot inside an ancient pyramid or something similar.
- February 4, 2018 at 11:06 pm #327865
- February 5, 2018 at 12:02 am #327870
- February 5, 2018 at 2:58 am #327897
Ooh – very striking image, and I like the blue very much ….
- February 5, 2018 at 3:15 am #327900
Nice Nancy. They look a lot friendlier than the blue ones we see in the water here in the summer.
- February 5, 2018 at 1:41 pm #327990
Love the blues! And the 2 or 3 ‘aliens' watching from behind 🙂
- February 5, 2018 at 4:20 pm #328004
- February 5, 2018 at 9:30 pm #328049
Terrific image! Its very hot where I am at the moment and looking at this shot makes me feel a lot cooler. Thank you.
- February 5, 2018 at 12:03 am #327871
- February 5, 2018 at 9:30 pm #328050
Both fantastic shots. Love them.
- February 5, 2018 at 4:37 am #327906
- February 5, 2018 at 1:39 pm #327988
Love the wood texture and twine/rope. Great macro!
- February 5, 2018 at 9:31 pm #328051
Yes, great textures robert. I reckon rope would make a good challenge topic too.
- February 6, 2018 at 2:33 am #328075
Great image Frog. I love shooting textures too but don't do it as well.
- February 7, 2018 at 7:03 pm #328373
Wow, Frog! Cool shot. I have a great appreciation for these pine needle baskets, as we made some in my grade four class last year. Their construction is a test of patience and perseverance.
- February 9, 2018 at 3:23 pm #328784
Thank you so much for all your kind comments,
@karenhy and @grahamhart it is amazing how this looks like wood and rope, however it is actually pine needles and upholstery thread taken with MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo lens… the macro world is amazing
Thank you @bobbie this is actually 67 focus stacked shots
@leannec I totally agree – my sister in-law made this for me … takes lots of patience and perseverance
- February 5, 2018 at 4:42 am #327909
- February 5, 2018 at 9:34 pm #328052
They surf in Wales? Who knew! Wouldn't be heading out into the water here in Oz in those low-light conditions. That's what we call a shark tank! LOL 🙂
- February 5, 2018 at 4:43 am #327910
Just great shots seen here!! Congratulations to all contributors!
I want you to comment this image… all kind of suggestions desired!
- February 5, 2018 at 4:44 am #327911
- February 5, 2018 at 4:46 am #327913
Another one for comments:
- February 6, 2018 at 12:37 am #328068
Like this a lot. Especially the “hole in the sky”.
- February 6, 2018 at 2:37 am #328076
Intriguing and a bit frightening. Between the statue, the dark atmosphere and the light hole in the sky (a portal to another world??), it looks like “the end of days”.
- February 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm #328574
Reminds me of Monty Python's opening credits. Very cool shot.
- February 5, 2018 at 6:24 am #327931
- February 5, 2018 at 6:27 am #327934
Hi! Im new to Lightstalking 🙂 I love B&Wphoto. Lots of inspiration here 😉
- February 6, 2018 at 2:39 am #328077
All 3 of these images have a strong emotional side. Love them!
- February 8, 2018 at 7:54 am #328501
Thanks for the kind words.
- February 6, 2018 at 8:07 pm #328210
Love this, I know this is not the shark tank, but I'd be inclined to crop away the wooden panel on the left to focus all the attention on the little boy.
- February 8, 2018 at 7:57 am #328502
This photo is really cropped already. There was alot of disturbing things around. But I kind of like the light/dark side. For me, the child lights up the dark side 🙂 Thanks for your input!
- February 5, 2018 at 6:24 am #327932
- February 5, 2018 at 6:25 am #327933
- February 5, 2018 at 6:56 am #327935
Rhonald John RoseParticipant
- February 7, 2018 at 7:10 pm #328374
Hello Rhonald. Can you tell us where you took this?
- February 5, 2018 at 8:03 am #327939
Turned to sepia to accentuate the garter.
- February 5, 2018 at 8:05 am #327940
- February 5, 2018 at 11:13 am #327962
Mount Cook from Lake Pukaki.
I used Lightroom Classic to change the Colour jpeg to B&W
- February 7, 2018 at 6:36 pm #328366
Hello Gerald, Were you visiting NZ? Or are you my neighbour?
- February 5, 2018 at 12:01 pm #327969
- February 5, 2018 at 12:41 pm #327977
Love it Kent.
- February 6, 2018 at 8:55 am #328123
- February 5, 2018 at 1:37 pm #327987
Looks like one content cat. Love it in monotone.
- February 6, 2018 at 8:57 am #328124
Hi Karen. Thanks for the comment. Yes, very content and purring like crazy!
- February 5, 2018 at 4:22 pm #328005
Such contentment! 🙂
- February 6, 2018 at 9:00 am #328125
- February 5, 2018 at 9:36 pm #328053
That shot's the cat's whiskers Kent. 🙂
- February 6, 2018 at 9:01 am #328129
Thanks Graham. The cat show was a fun photo safari.
- February 6, 2018 at 9:01 am #328130
Aw – what a lovely shot of a relaxed pussy-cat in his dream world – bless ‘im …. ????????
- February 6, 2018 at 2:12 pm #328170
- February 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm #328163
Saintly cat in meditation – lovely.
- February 6, 2018 at 2:12 pm #328171
Thanks Elin. 🙂
- February 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm #328785
Aaaaw I love this photo @kentdufault!
- February 5, 2018 at 4:22 pm #328006
- February 5, 2018 at 10:58 pm #328059
Love the detail here Diane.
- February 6, 2018 at 9:03 am #328131
Great textures ….
- February 6, 2018 at 4:27 pm #328187
Thanks Robert and Eileen!
- February 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm #328375
These look like bougainvilleas which are often deep pink. Did you use cross-processing, Tersha?
- February 7, 2018 at 8:39 pm #328384
Beautiful colour Diane. The flowers look like they've been sprinkled with a spice powder like tumeric.
- February 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm #328561
Thanks Graham, they were lit using a yellow filter.
- February 5, 2018 at 8:23 pm #328042
- February 5, 2018 at 9:45 pm #328054
Quite ethereal EQ. Like this a lot. You take great shots my friend.
- February 7, 2018 at 5:54 am #328272
Thanks Graham, I think I'm saving the good ones for the challenges while being destroyed at the ST, haha!
- February 7, 2018 at 8:53 pm #328390
Know what you mean though even the good ones can probably be improved with the brain's trust behind these forums. I've worked out that the most valuable piece of equipment isn't in your camera bag, its a fresh set of eyes.
- February 6, 2018 at 4:20 am #328093
A simple wire brush carefully aged in a plastic bucket to produce a rich colourful palette with a strong metallic aftertaste 🙂
- February 6, 2018 at 9:05 am #328132
I would never have guessed in a million years Graham – it's made a super absract !
- February 6, 2018 at 9:50 pm #328223
Thank you Eileen. I was going to leave it a mystery but thought everyone would know what it was anyway so decided to name it afterall.
- February 6, 2018 at 11:20 am #328146
Fantastic idea and results.
- February 6, 2018 at 9:51 pm #328224
Much appreciated Rose-Marie.
- February 6, 2018 at 11:55 am #328148
I came out wonderful Graham. Great abstract like Eileen said.
- February 6, 2018 at 9:51 pm #328225
- February 7, 2018 at 6:06 am #328284
Looks like it was in a fireplace, not in a bucket with water. I like a lot rusted metals tons, this one looks very abstract.
- February 7, 2018 at 8:55 pm #328391
It was my BBQ plate cleaner, left in a bucket and victim of the elements.
- February 8, 2018 at 1:03 am #328459
This has very festive feel to it, Graham. I had to laugh when I read what it actually is – very clever! It goes to show that we can make ordinary things very interesting through photography. Well done.
- February 8, 2018 at 5:19 am #328490
- February 6, 2018 at 11:57 am #328149
- February 6, 2018 at 9:53 pm #328226
This looks like a place that might harbour some two-headed fish.
- February 6, 2018 at 11:58 am #328150
- February 6, 2018 at 8:23 pm #328212
- February 7, 2018 at 3:04 pm #328344
Very minimalist-I like it.
- February 8, 2018 at 12:59 am #328458
Love this Ann. When I first viewed it, “With a Little Help from my Friend” was playing and I had to chuckle.
- February 8, 2018 at 5:59 am #328494
Thanks Leanne, How about we start an ongoing throwdown called “Silly Tuesday” for humorous images with postings only on Tuesdays?
- February 7, 2018 at 5:48 am #328271
- February 7, 2018 at 8:57 pm #328393
Beautiful colour, beautiful image. I'm no horticulturalist but its doesn't look like a rose to me?
- February 8, 2018 at 6:18 am #328496
It is Graham, this one is a Helleborus Ivory Prince ‘Walhelivory’.
Commonly known as Hellebore, the Eurasian genus Helleborus consists of approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, within it gave its name to the tribe of Helleboreae. Despite names such as Winter Rose, Christmas Rose and Lenten Rose, hellebores are not closely related to the rose family (Rosaceae). Many hellebore species are poisonous. Well, with the “Hell” in the name I’m not surprised.
In Lightroom I adjusted the Hue and Saturation to achieve that color, here is the original:
- February 8, 2018 at 7:11 pm #328576
Interesting. We planted some hellibores a few months ago and the heat we've been experiencing lately has just knocked them on the head. They're now shrivelled up dry brown corpses lying on the ground. Hmmm, might a photo-op!
- February 10, 2018 at 7:12 pm #328929
This one is in a square low vase, not even with much earth in it, stays on a surface of a window with no direct sun but close to the floor. I hardly give it water, only when the flowers bloom I give a bit more, anyway the area there is pretty humid. Naturally the flowers bloom in the winter/spring…. So definitely no sun and high heat for this type of plant!
Maybe next time you will have more luck.
- February 7, 2018 at 7:35 am #328296
Art and Graffiti on the wall.
- February 7, 2018 at 7:44 am #328297
I have the colored version on the Shadow challenge but like this I think it works too, specially for this challenge. By the way when does these challenges end, I see challenges going on for months?
- February 7, 2018 at 9:03 pm #328395
Wow! What a great image EQ. Great light, atmosphere, sky's a bit noisy but what the heck? Looks like everyone's cycled home – I can almost smell the cooking.
- February 8, 2018 at 6:26 am #328497
Thanks! I don't remember why this one is with the noisy sky, the original in colors I posted at the Shadows Challenge, guess what, also noisy sky.
- February 8, 2018 at 12:57 am #328457
- February 8, 2018 at 5:25 am #328492
Very nice effect. The beauty of these images is that they can never be repeated. Once the snowflake melts thats it. Truly moments captured in time.
- February 8, 2018 at 6:32 am #328498
Amazing shapes and color of the snow flakes, well captured!
- February 8, 2018 at 4:32 pm #328562
- February 9, 2018 at 4:03 am #328659
Very striking image – love the colour and composition …
- February 9, 2018 at 12:47 pm #328728
Thank you Graham, EQ, Diane and Eileen, for your kind comments. Eileen, I heard there was snow in your neck of the woods last week (a little north and east of your area)! Did you get any? I was doing a snow dance for you 🙂
- February 9, 2018 at 3:39 pm #328790
Wow! Very stunning Leanne … love the textures and color created by the scarf
- February 8, 2018 at 9:32 am #328525
- February 8, 2018 at 9:43 am #328529
- February 8, 2018 at 4:33 pm #328563
- February 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm #328577
Very nice image. Lots of textural elements here. Lovely light.
- February 9, 2018 at 4:04 am #328660
super image !
- February 9, 2018 at 3:40 pm #328792
Very nice! Love the details
- February 8, 2018 at 4:23 pm #328559
- February 9, 2018 at 4:05 am #328661
- February 9, 2018 at 7:37 pm #328816
The gargoyle looks kinda spooky. Nice duotones.
The B&W has me fooled, thought it was from the 50's. The superbowl 50 sign puts this image around 3 years old right but I also spotted the poster middle right hand side mentioning WWII. Wasn't till I looked at the shot on flickr that I noticed this is a fairly recent shot dated 2016. Do they still run old trams like those or are they retro-looking new ones? Love the effect you've achieved Gray.
- February 9, 2018 at 4:24 pm #328799
- February 9, 2018 at 7:42 pm #328817
Another terrific shot from the ice queen! I mean that in the nicest possible way of course Diane. This pic sort of draws my eyes from the outside edges into the centre where they linger over the lovely delicate strands of water crystals standing out against the soft contrasts in the bg. Beautiful.
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