Saturday, 1 August 2009

Monochrome



Whilst I do have Adobe Photoshop I have to admit I don't do an awful lot with it, except to convert images to black and white. I do the odd bit of cropping, brightening, and improving contrast, but that's about it. I took this picture because I loved the patterns on the guys board, and was already planning to convert it to monochrome. This was a good thing, because when I looked at it when I got home I was disappointed with the colour version. It was overexposed and the sky and beach were colourless and uninteresting. However, I felt that once I converted it to black and white in Photoshop, and increased the contrast a bit, I loved it. Again, I like the fact that the reflection on the sand adds so much interest to the foreground of the image, and I love the focus being the man with his board, which has enough pattern on it to make something of the image.

I've printed this out big at home, and I love it for it's simplicity. Which just shows that maybe some images can be saved!

6 comments:

Clare said...

One of my course favourites. I love its simplicity too.

Zena said...

Perfect shot for converting to B&W. Simple yet with plenty of pattern and texture and a reflection too. Fab.

humel said...

Wow, gorgeous - love your photography :-) Just dropped by here from Shimelle's, see you in class! ;-)

Chris T said...

Another great shot- works really well but I confess I love your Maisie shot just below best of all :-)

sarahlp1 said...

Wow.. I am stunned by your BEAUTIFUL photography! All your photos I've seen so far are just gorgeous. I especially like the ones of Maisie running to the sea and Megan in the coffee shop. Your girls are so sweet!

I'll definitely be back to explore some more :o)

See you in LSNED class!!

CJ said...

killer shot Hannah, funny suggested BW conversion for last image :) definitely an image to be proud of