Tag Archives: Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Up, up and away

Kites, airplanes, birds…all things that fly.

Cee’s Back and White Challenge: Anything that flies.

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Playing with light in the dark

Here is a nearly monochrome picture that I took while waiting in the dark. The fire and one candle were the only light in the room. The crystal glass was almost a beacon of reflected light in the dark room.

I tested out some of the black and white options available in Lightroom on it.I like it in black and white because it takes the purple color of the wine out and the glass really shines. The antique light preset has a warm cast to it that suits the scene a bit better than the cold feel of the green filter. I was a bit surprised that the sepia didn’t have more warmth in it.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Glass

No rain…but here’s a deer

For Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Animals this week, I’ve been playing with some of the Black & White Filter Presets in Adobe Lightroom using a couple of pictures taken at Hurricane Ridge (Olympic National Park in Washington State) last summer.

Picture 1:

Picture 2:

And a couple of dears:

My Empress

…and my half sister Sam (we have different mothers!)

The captions (you can see them by hovering over the picture) say which preset was used. I included the originals so one can see how the filter works with the original colors.

Happy holidays, whatever flavor you prefer and a Merry Midwinter!

 

Himeji-jo Windows

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Any geometric shape reminded me of a picture I took a long time ago in a place far, far away. The clean geometry of the cutouts in this wall at Himeji castle caught my fancy: they look so modern but are ancient. The cut outs are arrow “slits”.

It took me a while to locate it, these pictures were taken back in 2005, but they are in many ways timeless.

 

City View

This is a very early morning view from a hotel window in Weifang, Shandong Province, China. I thought this picture had a monochrome feel to it and was interested to see how it would translate into black and white: of the Black and White LightRoom presets I liked this the best (it is called “Look 4”)ksm20160929-cbw-view-01

However, I think that the “Antique Light” toned preset works to give a better sense of the golden light of dawn:

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What do you think?

 

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Looking through a window.

Candid Kids

Here are a few candid pictures of kids from my archives for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. All of these pictures were taken in color. I experimented with the black and white presets in Adobe Lightroom. At first I wondered why they had so many, but each picture looked best with a different setting. This is the first time I have experimented with the black and white settings in Lightroom.

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