Weekend Photography Challenge #424 Monotone/Duotone

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  • #393189

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Monotone photography is a type of photography that displays only one tone of colour instead of the original colours; this colour tone might be black and white (monochrome), red, blue, green, or any other colours.

    Duotone is an image composed of two colours.

    https://www.lightstalking.com/split-toning/ by JasenkaG

    https://www.lightstalking.com/flower-photography/ by Dahlia Ambrose

    https://www.lightstalking.com/duotone/ by Rob Wood (admin)

    https://www.lightstalking.com/how-to-create-duotones-and-split-tones-in-lightroom/ by Jason Row

    https://www.lightstalking.com/18-effective-duotone-portraits/ by Mike Panic

  • #393197

    kip

    • #393200

      Michael
      Participant

      Congratulations Rob, on your tenth anniversary for Light Stalking! That is one hell of an achievement. 10 years of anything on the internet is equivalent to a lifetime. I deeply appreciate having this online resource. The wealth of knowledge, both technical and artistic, so freely available and accessible is priceless to me. Please keep doing what you are doing to make this my go to place for knowledge of anything photographic. Cheers!  Michael

      • #393227

        Ed
        Participant

        Hear! Hear!

    • #393209

      Bobbie
      Participant

      What a wonderfully joyful image Rob. It kind of expresses the way I feel about LS! Thanks for all your hard work and here's hoping this community keeps on going for a long time.

    • #393219

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I agree with Bobbie. What an appropriate shot to post today.

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Dave Watkins.
    • #393313

      Gray B
      Participant

      This just makes me smile Rob. 😁

    • #393400

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Great shot, Rob!  Congrats Light Stalking!

    • #393485

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Wonderful picture!

    • #393601

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Not only hear the laughter and joy in the image, but love that the little fellow is looking beyond the frame to something which makes him laugh in anticipation of something that is or will happen.  I am looking forward to more Light Stalking. Congratulations and keep the terrific articles, tips and images coming!

    • #393835

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Very sweet image, love it Rob 🙂

    • #393879

      Anonymous

      Peepers

      • #393945

        Anonymous

        Sorry. Screwed this up.  Not intended as a reply  First submission.  I’m no genius but the submission feature is NOT intuitive.  Just sayin’.  🙂

         

        thanks

    • #394017

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Sweet shot Rob!

    • #394167

      davidc
      Participant

      Super shot Rob

    • #394204

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Nice image Rob. Not ST, still I would remove the upper part of the jogger in the BG.

    • #394584

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Brilliant image, perfect focus.   Agree with Pat about Kip's gaze beyond the frame being inspiring.

  • #393199

    Michael
    Participant

    • #393401

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Michael – the setting is so important to this photo! I love how you have captured the background elements to tell the story. Great shot.

    • #393602

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      The story is underscored by the lines in his face.

    • #393836

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Love this image and the emotions captured Michael 🙂

    • #394169

      davidc
      Participant

      Great story telling and a good catch. Well done Michael.

  • #393208

    Click
    Participant

    Be it ever so humble…

    Be it ever so humble

    • #393212

      Bobbie
      Participant

      This made me smile Click. I remember seeing large billboards with this message near new housing projects when I was a child but somehow the model homes didn't seem as spooky then as you made this one look now.

      • #393603

        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Me too, Bobbie. Never saw one on a barn before.

    • #393838

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Loving the drama in this image Click. Looks almost like a night shot 🙂

    • #394171

      davidc
      Participant

      Very foreboding. Like something out of a scary movie.

    • #394304

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Wonderful. The intensity of the storm clouds is beautiful.

    • #394585

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Very funny, Click!   You added the words to the barn, right??   I need to experiment with that because I often take shots of interesting or funny text on building, trucks, etc.

  • #393210

    Bobbie
    Participant

    (Sorry – this was supposed to be a reply to Michael).
    There's a lifetime of stories written in his face Michael. I'm glad you decided to make this an environmental portrait. His surroundings add even more interest and understanding (or questioning).

    • #393288

      Michael
      Participant

      Bobbie, I intentionally didn't give any background on this image. I've known this man for a few years now. He is most likely the smartest man I've ever met, and has such a gentle soul. He is a retired physician, still teaches medical students part-time, an author, a naturalist and dedicated husband to an ailing wife. I visited him while he was making maple syrup from trees on his property. The image was one of many that I captured inside his “sugar shack” that day. Every time I spend time with him I learn. Truly a “lifetime of stories,” not only in his face, but in his mind.  Michael

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Michael.
      • #394117

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks for the story Micheal. Sounds like a man I'd like to meet also.

  • #393220

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Mostly duotone. 🙂

    • #393842

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      I like the simplicity, softness and the tones in the image Dave 🙂

      • #393895

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thank you Dahlia. I posted this because of the same qualities you mention. I also posted this before I read the info found in the links Tersha provided at the beginning of this thread. I did not know there was a particular post process you can follow to achieve a more “proper” or “established” duotone look. Light Stalking offering yet another learning experience for me. 🙂

    • #394145

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      That looks really beautiful and I'm amazed by the skin-like color of this mushroom! Do you maybe know what species of mushroom is that?

      • #394244

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I just thumbed through my not very extensive mushroom identification book and did not find it. What I can tell you is it's very small. I was set up about two feet away using a 100mm Macro lens. A very slight crop in post. Thanks for your comment.

    • #394205

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Very duotone, very nice

    • #394586

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Beautiful.  Agree with Jasenka about the mushroom tones – very cool.

  • #393223

    chris pook
    Participant

    Iraqi girl, Babylon Hotel, Baghdad;

    • #393352

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very beautiful woman Chris, lovely portrait.

      • #393558

        chris pook
        Participant

        Thanks T.  Sister of my assistant. Had to bring her to my birthday party as a chaperone I guess.  Both lovely ladies.

    • #393604

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Those eyes!

    • #393837

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Beautiful image of a beautiful lady Chris 🙂

    • #394173

      davidc
      Participant

      The eyes have it. good one Chris

    • #394587

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Beautiful.  Very dark, expressive eyes – looks like she's thinking of something far away.

  • #393224

    beth
    Participant

    the blacksmith's shop, part of hopewell furnace in pennsylvania.

    • #393231

      chris pook
      Participant

      And very smart that is also, Beth

       

      • #393239

        beth
        Participant

        thanks

    • #393247

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I see an image showing the essence of a workplace from days gone by. Nicely done.

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Dave Watkins.
      • #393299

        beth
        Participant

        thanks.  it's a folk park so it's still setup like it was in the 1800s.

    • #393286

      Bobbie
      Participant

      The tones and the lighting give this image an aesthetic I love. Thanks Beth!

      • #393300

        beth
        Participant

        thanks.

    • #393312

      Gray B
      Participant

      I would love to know the master of this workshop.

      • #393385

        beth
        Participant

        pretty sure he's dead by now.

    • #393606

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      The lighting on the tools gives me just enough to make me want to see more. Makes me feel like the Smithy has just stepped out and will resume his work on return…an image that lets my mind imagine the Smithy, the work and the heat.

    • #393839

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      I like the mildly chaotic feel of the tools in there and the light is amazing Beth 🙂

    • #394174

      davidc
      Participant

      Great light and dead right for the subject. 🙂

    • #394207

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Beth, craftsmanship still exists. Both in the content of the image as in your image.

    • #394588

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Agree with David, perfect light for the subject, gives a feel of peeking in on someone's life in the past, with the old tools.

  • #393229

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    Annapurna South & Hiunchuli

    Annapurna South & Hiunchuli

    • #393230

      chris pook
      Participant

      stunning!

    • #393238

      beth
      Participant

      nice!

    • #393244

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Wow. Nicely done. Definitely a wall hanger IMHO.

    • #393287

      Bobbie
      Participant

      The composition and editing make it look like the daunting mountain it is. Beautiful, Dahlia!

    • #393311

      Gray B
      Participant

      And you summited? I’m impressed 😁  Beautiful image and I’ll try to mimic your PP.

      • #393845

        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Lol Gray…I did not summit that mountain. It's about 7,219 m and quite a dangerous mountain to summit. The highest I have climbed so far is about 2200 meters

        Thank you so much 🙂

    • #393402

      LeanneC
      Participant

      This is gorgeous, Dahlia. I that moonlight?

      • #393846

        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Thank you so much Leanne. It was the blue hour and almost time for sunrise. I think it gives a feeling of moonlight because of the snow 🙂

    • #393451

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Amazingly beautiful 🙂

    • #393579

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Wonderful Dahlia!

    • #393607

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Forebodingly magnificent.

    • #394176

      davidc
      Participant

      This is very good Dahlia. Reminds me of wild camping.

    • #394206

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      On my wish list Dahlia!

    • #394589

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      The splash of light on the mountaintop is wonderful.

  • #393245

    Roger Wehage
    Participant

     

    Bobbin of thread
    #shotonmoment macro lens and iPhone XR

    Bobbin of Thread

    • #393608

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Thanks for the memories. My mother used many a bobbin.

    • #393850

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Great details in the image Roger 🙂

    • #394590

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      I love this image.   Everyday life up close,  bobbin and thread hues  really add to this.

  • #393249

    Roger Wehage
    Participant

    Old and gray; looking forward to retirement.

    North-central Montana, view looking north.

    Abandoned granary north-central Montana.

    • #393264

      chris pook
      Participant

      lol, very good, and great caption.  I feel like that.  😉

      • #393562

        Holly K
        Participant

        This is the leaning tower of _________ 🙂

    • #393589

      Preston
      Participant

      My uncle always says, “Weebles wobble but don't fall over.”  I think it fits your picture!

    • #393609

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Retirement may happen with the next gust of wind.

    • #393851

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Wow, very interesting image and love the mood in the frame. Although leaning, it looks quite cheerful 🙂

    • #394177

      davidc
      Participant

      Fun shot well caught Roger

  • #393266

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    • #393304

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Nice portrait Dave.

    • #393310

      Gray B
      Participant

      Fantastic sculpture enhanced by your interpretation.  What’s the story behind it?

      • #393318

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        My thanks to you both. This is one of a few life size bronzes along main street in Joseph Oregon. A small town in the northeast part of the state. There is a foundry nearby and since it opened Joseph has become quite the little hamlet for artists of all media.

        She has weathered to a fine patina but I've seen pictures on line of her showing the original colors. I was impressed with the artists attention to detail.

    • #393610

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Impressive.  Always amazes me how a hard metal can be transformed into something so soft and fluid.

      • #393717

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I had never thought of it that way Pat. An excellent point and I agree 100%.

    • #393852

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Gorgeous Dave and looks almost real 🙂

      • #393896

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks Dahlia. Yes, a very talented sculptor indeed.

    • #394591

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      This really works well in B&W, with her in the grasses and below the leaves.

  • #393302

    Beth D
    Participant

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Beth D.
    • #393322

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Lovely play of light and shadow.

    • #393853

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Love the dramatic feel in the image caused by light and shadows Beth 🙂

      • #394199

        Beth D
        Participant

        Appreciate that, thank you!

         

    • #394179

      davidc
      Participant

      Do like the light in this one Beth. Well done.

  • #393309

    Gray B
    Participant

    Wow, home or place of worship?  The shadows, reflections and and camera perspective yield a mysterious almost haunted feeling. Nice shot.

    • #393314

      Beth D
      Participant

      Thank you! It’s a chapel in a cemetery.  It sits on the highest part of the cemetery and gets some great light and shadows.

  • #393349

    davidc
    Participant

    Not been on for a while busy with my new Granddaughter.

    Evie 2nd Day-1-4

     

    • #393611

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      The tones seem to suit her well, davidc

    • #393854

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Soft and sweet David 🙂

    • #394118

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Congrats David! Enjoy every moment.

      • #394186

        davidc
        Participant

        Thanks Bobbie. It was more scary than having my kids.

        • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  davidc.
  • #393353

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    slow worm

    slow worm

    • #394187

      davidc
      Participant

      just shows how the camouflage works in the animal world. Lovely shot Tersha

    • #394592

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      This snake has beautiful scale patterns (I studied iN Flikr zoom!)   Great blend with the orange plant above it.

  • #393381

    Preston
    Participant

    If I missed the boat on this week's theme, please let me know.  Moss and Blue Stone

    @federicoalegria A while back in a weekly summary post you said you wanted to see this in b&w and there's finally a theme that it fits.  I didn't go full b&w since I found it more aesthetically pleasing with a bit of brown.  Hope you like it!

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Preston.
    • #393612

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      The different textures in the image with the knives are an earthy complement and contrast to the shining blades. Like the image very much.

      • #393721

        Preston
        Participant

        Thanks Pat! It was originally posted for the New/Old Weekend Photo Challenge, showing 30 years of wear and tear.

    • #394594

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Preston, this is beautiful.  I see 2 dominant colors, although a range of tones in each.

  • #393390

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    I think I may have shared this in a different forum , but it fits.

    Frosty Forests

  • #393392

    PA060453

     

    • #393614

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Looks delicate and fragile. Very pleasing.

    • #393671

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Lovely shot, in between something cosmic and abstract 🙂

    • #394189

      davidc
      Participant

      Its lonely out in space. Looks like a planet. Great photo David

  • #393393

    P3030764Mono

  • #393394

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Dappled Blue;

    • #394190

      davidc
      Participant

      This looks like it was painted with lots of little dots. Good one Graham

  • #393403

    LeanneC
    Participant

    I approached this challenge a bit differently from others. I took a couple of photos (one recent, one a bit older) and applied the edits suggested in Jason Row's article. What fun! And I have learned something new. Can't wait to apply it to my flower photographs! Here are the results:

    Forever Young (monotone)

    Forever Young (split tone)

    Supernova Seed (monotone)

    Seed (split tone)

     

    • #393580

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      All good Leanne, it's fun, isn't it, I've been trying it out too!

    • #393615

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Leanne, the sepia/blue toned portrait stopped me! Looks natural, yet with a different twist.

    • #394191

      davidc
      Participant

      Super stuff Leanne. Going to find the article and have a go. 🙂

  • #393487

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Oliver & Ramona

    • #393492

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      🙂 Cats make great models. Period.

    • #393616

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Well suited to monochrome – but they aren't looking too happy!

      • #393892

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        I was interrupting their loving bath together.

        • #394001

          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          Tsk Tsk! No wonder the facial expressions then.

    • #393855

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Wow their eyes, love them both Kent 🙂

    • #393870

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Indeed, cats are perfect models! Always self-confident 🙂

      • #393894

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Yes, they are. Thanks for the comment Jasenka.

    • #394147

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Oh boy! Great.

    • #394192

      davidc
      Participant

      Great CATch Kent. The one on the right looks well cheesed off.

  • #393542

    Pat Garrett
    Participant

    Duotone is something I've not explored very much at all. This challenge is making me think.

    • #393546

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      That's beautiful Pat. Nice placement of focus.

      • #393555

        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Thank you, Kent. Appreciate your comment.

    • #393755

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Lovely Pat, that worked beautifully!

    • #394119

      Bobbie
      Participant

      This could be a wonderful image for a wedding album. The toning makes it look “differently elegant”.
      I've been looking for enough time to try this technique since it's a new for me also but it look like I'll have to wait some more (first week of term is a time challenge).

  • #393543

    Pat Garrett
    Participant

    Not sure if this is the concept for portraits

    • #393547

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      That's a great shot Pat, and perfect for this challenge!

      • #393556

        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Thank you, Kent. Some of those articles may be sinking in after all.

    • #393572

      Holly K
      Participant

      Nice portrait!  Did you de-saturate the color and add a little yellow?

      • #393617

        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Holly, I first converted from color to B/W (chose a lower saturated BW filter) and adjusted the highlights, shadows and exposure to my liking, Readjusted the contrast (slight decrease) and added a sepia toned filter. Then readjusted again and sharpened. I tried adding some yellow first and just didn't appeal to me.

    • #393718

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Great job at transforming both these images. 🙂

    • #394194

      davidc
      Participant

      That's a fine portrait Pat.

    • #394301

      Dawn
      Participant

      You really captured character.  It makes me wonder about his life stories.  Very nice!

      • #394457

        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Thanks, Dawn – a jovial man with huge hands and a heart to match. Works the earth, also a carver. He is wearing his Grandfather's hat and his grandfather meant everything to him.

  • #393573

    Holly K
    Participant

    All aboard!

    • #393722

      Preston
      Participant

      All aboard!

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Preston.
    • #393728

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Nice tones Holly.

    • #393754

      Preston
      Participant

      For some reason my response reposted your photo Holly.  Here's what i wanted to say:

       

      The subdued red sign really pops in this photo to me.  I love how the focal point is something so plain against a busy background.

      • #393949

        Holly K
        Participant

        Thank you, Preston!

    • #394195

      davidc
      Participant

      Love the way you have faded the red out Holly. Super shot.

  • #393581

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Trying out split toning …

    split tone seedhead

    split tone forest

    • #393618

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Yellow/green pops.

    • #393641

      Andre P.
      Participant

      This is good work

    • #393712

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      I love both of these Diane!!

    • #393719

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Both are nice but the forest shot has that something special look to it.

    • #393856

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      These are awesome Daine 🙂

    • #393942

      Leesa
      Participant

      I think this forest is enchanted! I love it.

    • #394047

      Preston
      Participant

      I love the forest scene Diane.  Great color choice!

    • #394196

      davidc
      Participant

      Both these are great Tersha. 🙂

    • #394209

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Love the trees Diane!

    • #394374

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Yellow and green really go well together in the second photo!

  • #393640

    Andre P.
    Participant

    As if the photo had been treated in a Chromogenic photographic process (used for developing Ektachrome etc color reversal film) – with Nik Color Efex

  • #393716

    Sal Shaf
    Participant

    Monotone.....

  • #393720

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Split tone. Old church. Flora Oregon.

    • #393768

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Split tone suits it. Like the textural detail.

      • #393898

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks for your comment Pat. The color combinations available with split toning seem endless. Had found one I liked better than this but couldn't duplicate it. Lesson learned. The grass is NOT always greener on the other side of the fence. 🙂

        • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Dave Watkins.
  • #393759

    Holly K
    Participant

    The Reader

  • #393857

    Tom M
    Participant

    Country Barn

     

    • #393950

      Holly K
      Participant

      Such a peaceful image!

  • #393874

    Peter Why
    Participant

    Could be anywhere but definitely MonoButtefly in a mono world

  • #393876

    Anne M
    Participant

    Loving the crows. A bit like ‘Darth'. 😂Loving The Crows

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Anne M.
    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Anne M.
  • #393882

    Suzie Fenton
    Participant

    Metal Tree, St. Louis Art Museum

  • #393883

    AJ
    Participant

    El Viejo San JuanOld San Juan.

    • #394247

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I like the high contrast treatment here.

      • #394300

        Dawn
        Participant

        I'm with Dave.  I really like the contrast overall and also the light on one side of the street and shade on the other.  Very sharp.  Nicely done!

         

  • #393901

    Walter Johannesen
    Participant

    An Egg – Ein Ei – Un oeuf

    • #394004

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      So simple, so hard to capture, so captivating – to me anyway.

    • #394211

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Well done Walter.

    • #394249

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Nice example of a partial eggclipse.

  • #393903

    Andrew Tucker
    Participant

    Balboa Park, San Diego infrared

    My first post here, I took this a few years ago in Balboa Park, San Diego. Clouds were perfect for infrared.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Andrew Tucker.
    • #394000

      Tom M
      Participant

      What an excellent first post Andrew…

    • #394299

      Dawn
      Participant

      Beautiful!  It seems surreal, but at the same time anchored by such a beautiful building.  Love it!

       

  • #393904

    Walter Johannesen
    Participant

    Construction

    • #393940

      Leesa
      Participant

      Very cool! I could see this hanging as art in modern décor.

    • #394002

      Tom M
      Participant

      Very cool,Walter. How was this done? Double exposure? Love the choice of red…

       

    • #394012

      Roland Tuley
      Participant

      Beautiful. Love the color choice.

       

  • #393933

    Marina
    Participant

    Leaving the harbour

     

  • #393935

    rjmccor
    Participant

    Fog on the Beach

  • #393936

    rjmccor
    Participant

    Fog on the Beach

  • #393937

    rjmccor
    Participant

  • #393939

    Leesa
    Participant

    Mexican Petunia<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

    It wasn't until I photographed these flowers that I noticed how much texture their petals have.

    I hope to have time to play with the split tone feature soon. Thanks for the informative links to this technique.

    • #394020

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Love this Leesa, the detail in the petals is wonderful!

    • #394250

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      “…the detail in the petals is wonderful!”

      I agree.

  • #393943

    suza
    Participant

    Old book, old flowers.

    old book, old flowers

    • #394008

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      A simple subject, wonderful textures,  very appealing.

      • #394040

        suza
        Participant

        PatGarrett, thanks for the comment. Glad you like it!

    • #394251

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Nicely done. Your treatment fits the subject perfectly.

      • #394303

        suza
        Participant

        Thank you, Dave!

  • #393944

    Keith
    Participant

    Airport of a Bygone EraThis is a beautiful, old fashioned grass strip airport. Very quiet on a winter day, but active and a fun place to visit on a nice summer day.  Processed in Affinity Photo on my iPad.

  • #393946

    Antony Sendall
    Participant

    Inspired by Man Ray

    An image inspired by the amazing images that the surrealist photographer Man Ray took of Kiki de Montparnasse. The image is toned and textured.

    • #394030

      ElinL
      Participant

      Wonderful image, Antony ! The shadows and posture of the model create a great composition. Tattoos, eye make-up and the expression on her face fit, so do the tone and texture – very Man-Rayish (he is a favourite). This is art ! Wish I could see a larger version.

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  ElinL.
      • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  ElinL.
  • #393947

    Brian M
    Participant

    mandolin mania

    • #394011

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Has “Fun” written all over it. Without color,  the facial expressions jumped out at me.

    • #394298

      Dawn
      Participant

      You really captured the joy of the moment!

       

  • #393948

    Marina
    Participant

    Alongside

    • #394114

      Holly K
      Participant

      I like the diagonal netting in the foreground.

  • #393951

    Marina
    Participant

    Taken aboard the Swedish ketch Valkyrien while leaving harbour in the Danish regatta for classic ships Fyn-Rundt round the island of Fyn

  • #393952

    Marina
    Participant

    Taken aboard the Swedish ketch Valkyrien during the annual Danish regatta for classic ships, Fyn-Rundt round the island of Fyn, Denmark.

    • #394309

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Breathtaking. I am transported in time and the monotone really lends to the feeling. I really like the pov through the rigging, brilliant framing.

  • #393953

    Srijan Nayak
    Participant

  • #393954

    Joel
    Participant

  • #393955

    Angelina Reese
    Participant

    Magical

    This pic is titled “Magical” and was taken at a local balloon festival.

    • #394297

      Dawn
      Participant

      Nice!  I like the comparison of the huge balloon and tiny people.

  • #393956

    Angelina Reese
    Participant

    Duotone Granary

    This is a duotone pic titled “Granary”.

    • #394005

      Tom M
      Participant

      Love the blue color choice used…

       

  • #394009

    Roland Tuley
    Participant

    Fog in a Rivertown
    My first post here. Looking for any constructive criticism. Other sites it seems i get several likes but no comments so not learning much from them.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Roland Tuley.
    • #394034

      Marina
      Participant

      I like the image a lot, however if you had moved a little to the right you might have cut out the white wall which is a little distracting. I always find myself moving around to cut out the worst distractions in the viewfinder. Just noticed the sign right in front of the tree so whichever way you shoot, you are not going to get a “clean” subject and sometimes you just have to accept it or get rid of it in post production.

    • #394252

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      A better place to post images when looking for critique is the shark tank. But since you asked. Sit down on the road and pan right. Low or high vantage points “usually” make for a more interesting POV.  Too much wasted space on top and the road fading away to the right would be of more interest than what I see now on the left. And as Marina mentioned the sign is just a distraction.

  • #394027

    Beverley Pohlner
    Participant

    Hi only the second time I have posted anything on here, but just happened to edit this image yesterday of the reflections in our local man made small lake. I thought it interesting and hope you do too.

  • #394038

    "Snow Painted Trees"

    • #394307

      Dorothy
      Participant

      I love this.  It is like an etching!  So well done and I almost missed the building (hide?) in the woods.

  • #394041

     

    Coronado Bridge Duo

     

  • #394042

    Salk Institute 

    • #394046

      Preston
      Participant

      Excellent symmetry!

  • #394043

    Jacques Brierre
    Participant

    Nice looking at all these awesome photos!!

    that tree will be a pecan come spring.

    • #394460

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Very soft and delicate yet well defined branches. Very tranquil image.

  • #394045

    Preston
    Participant

    Really enjoyed this challenge and enjoy everyone's photos.  Split/duo toning is awesome!

    • #394115

      Holly K
      Participant

      The cat is saying, “Here comes the ‘hooman' with his camera…” 🙂

  • #394052

    Steve
    Participant

    Well at the AlamoSaw this well at The Alamo and found it interesting.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Steve.
  • #394057

    Lincoln
    Participant

    Horizontal flipWhich do you prefer?  the child looking past you at what or looking (more or less) into their face?

    Also, crop more to “thirds rule”!!

     

    • #394090

      Tom M
      Participant

      Awful small photo to really see, Lincoln. Try and resubmit at a bigger image…

       

    • #394241

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Did I enter the Twilight Zone or does anyone else just see Rob's photo from the first post flipped horizontally?

    • #394461

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Preferred the original.

  • #394077

    Vicki
    Participant

    Truck Beacon

  • #394079

    Gray B
    Participant

    Lambo Dreaming

    Sorry for the late entry but I've been out driving my new car 🙂

    Lamborghini Dreaming

    • #394462

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Well understood, Gray B. Is  it my turn to drive it now?

  • #394080

    Starman
    Participant

    White hot Airshow, temperature on the day aptly captured.

    White Hot

  • #394095

    Dorothy
    Participant

    Okay, this is my first time here and the email that got me here said “Don't get hung up on any rules (photography or forum related). Just show us what you have in your imagination.” So I recently have become enthralled with monotone and duo tone and here is what I have worked on.  (this is 72 ppi)

    Flower with visitor

     

  • #394099

    Dorothy
    Participant

    Not sure if I can submit more than one but thought I would submit one duo tone and one monotone.  In this one I also played with using a spotlight. (also 72 ppi)

    Heron by Lake

    • #394116

      Holly K
      Participant

      These are very nice photos!  I like the off-center focus.

  • #394104

    Ashfaque Ahmed
    Participant

    at a rail yard

  • #394108

    Ashfaque Ahmed
    Participant

    at nyc

  • #394112

    JC Thrush
    Participant

    new camera, couldn't wait for daylight

  • #394113

    JC Thrush
    Participant

    new camera, couldn't wait for daylight to try it out.

  • #394149

    Erik Fransman
    Participant

    Dolomites, Italy.
    I like that the shape of the cloud extends the mountain.
    Please Click for Flickr. (Must see a little bigger)
    Dolimites, Italy

  • #394220

    Dawn
    Participant

    Farmer

  • #394228

    Justin Cale
    Participant

    Moments After Marriage

    On the day that SCOTUS overturned the gay marriage ban, a close friend and I called off of work to go down to the courthouse and photograph/video marriages that took place for free, as we were both incredibly excited for all involved. The man on the right had just gotten married after waiting 17 years to do so, and was sharing a thoughtful moment with two of their friends. To date, this is still one of the most moving images I feel I have ever made.

    • #394388

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Justin, good story and good work video and photo for free of this special occasion.
      (Especially because it was your choice to do it for free and not being asked doing it for free)

  • #394238

    samet
    Participant

    South Africa ,near cape town.

  • #394253

    Brian M
    Participant

    Vermont. 12/2018

  • #394263

    Max
    Participant

    Tree growing through the hood of an old car, sitting on a large farm.

    • #394463

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Long term parking, I'm thinking. Great find.

      • #394558

        Max
        Participant

        Lesson…obey alternate side parking laws…haha  Thanks for looking.

  • #394285

    Barn Owl

    Barn Owl

     

    • #394315

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Great shot David. Barn owl nicely separated from the BG. Matching arc of wing and stump adds a lot to the overall composition. If this was ST I'd suggest cropping the bottom off to just above the small part of the stump on the left narrowing the entire image. Also eliminate the grass in front of the stump.  A really nice bird of prey photograph that fits this weeks challenge to a T. Nice work.

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  Dave Watkins.
      • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  Dave Watkins.
    • #394386

      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Very Nice David.

  • #394302

    Jim W
    Participant

    Last fall, I traveled to Spain and flew in to the Madrid Airport. As soon as I deplaned, I was in awe of the architecture of the terminal. The lines, the shapes, the colors were all incredible. We had a couple hours to catch our next flight, so I told my traveling companions  to stay put at a coffee shop while I set off wandering around the concourse with my camera. Despite the great colors present, I decided to try BW them to this image. I love it. How about you?

  • #394321

    Dorothy
    Participant

    I am already learning new things, thanks to LeanneC for mentioning Jason Row's article.  Now have a better understanding of duo tone, I followed Jason's article (except tweaked it a little as I only use Photoshop) and took a photo I had of a drive thru that I found interesting and gave it a purple tone (a little more than just a hint as I really wanted to see the effect and get a feel for it).  Both photos follow for comparison.  This was the original.

    drive thru

     

  • #394322

    Dorothy
    Participant

    This is with the duo tone exaggerated purple.

    drive thru duo tone

  • #394351

    Angel M. Sesma
    Participant

    Red and black duotone: “The hunter”


    (Sorry, I don't know why the image is not shown in its original portrait format)

  • #394369

    Andre P.
    Participant


    Common (or hedge) bindweed in sepia

  • #394370

    Andre P.
    Participant


    Split-tone

  • #394389

    Darren
    Participant

    Model@Henness

    • #394471

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very sixties, Darren!

  • #394390

    Brad
    Participant

    Abandoned schoolhouse (monotone)Monotone might work better if I want to make this spooky, but duotone seems better for showing aging and deterioration.

  • #394391

    Brad
    Participant

    Abandoned schoolhouse (duotone)

  • #394431

    Teresa
    Participant

    I'm a little late to the party but here is my first ever submission.

     

    Edgar and the Tent

  • #394472

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Last one from me, Mono Apple ….

    mono apple

  • #394474

    Tanika Dennie
    Participant

    Community 13, Medellin Colombia

  • #394492

    Late entry 😛

  • #394569

    paul Macefield
    Participant

    first time here, so I think I'm a bit late.  However here is my entry.  I love spiders and here is one.  hope you likeShadow spider

  • #394597

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    986 ca 2 redc

  • #394640

    Tom M
    Participant

    Another late entry. Had this ready to post a few days ago, but forgot…

     

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