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Converted to monotone...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 9 February 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...and you can compare to Sunday's color version here. Any preference?

SONY DSLR-A100 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 100 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.

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Mimosa from Kedah, Malaysia

Lovely B&W shot!

9 Feb 2011 8:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

No preference between the two, they both have their strong points.
I hope that's a battlefield guide that he's reading.

9 Feb 2011 11:57am

@Curly: No, it's actually a Sanitary Commission Bulletin. ;D

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

One more suggestion - try sepia and add some extra graininess, to give it that really old, old photo look. Again the only giveaway to modernity is those sunglasses on the tabletop.

9 Feb 2011 12:09pm

@Viewfinder: Okay, I will confess that I leaned to your suggestion and it's pre-posted for Sunday, with a surprise for you. ;D

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I agree with Glenn, a sepia wash and a touch of graininess would put this over the top! Well done Judy! ;-)

9 Feb 2011 1:13pm

@Eric Cousineau: Consider it done ... and it's pre-posted for Sunday. :D

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

I prefer the B&W. The light is gorgeous.

9 Feb 2011 3:23pm

@Sonia Nansid: Thank you, Sonia, and you may enjoy it again in sepia when it appears on Sunday.

Mhelene from Paris, France

The two ones are very beautiful but I prefer this one in B&W . It goes so well with the subject !

9 Feb 2011 4:25pm

@Mhelene: You may get tired of the shot as I've posted it again for Sunday, this time in sepia tones. ;D

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

I prefer the colour,but would like to see it in Sepia.

9 Feb 2011 4:30pm

@Jeff: It's a done deal ... peek in on Sunday! ;D

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

I like this B/W version but look forward to Sunday's version. Lovely composition!

10 Feb 2011 12:37am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is a really nice B&W (deep rich blacks) but it would be interesting to see it in sepia tone with a vignette as was the state of the photo processing art of the period.

10 Feb 2011 1:07am

@Ralph Jones: Thanks, Ralph. I've pre-posted it for Sunday, but I don't know how to create a vignette. ;(

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I usually like color better for most shots, but B&W gives it a vintage feel which works very well with this subject. Sepia would be interesting too.

10 Feb 2011 4:13am

@B. Thomas: I really am a lover of color also, but once in a while it's interesting to see them processed w/o it.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I think a little bit more work would have been necessary after conversion...graininess perhaps and a touch darker...

12 Feb 2011 5:59am

@Japanalia: I agree, and there's another coming, in sepia, that is better.