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Slowly Converting to Black and White

For my post today, Slowly Converting to Black and White, I thought I might take a look an image that I took last Friday morning at Point Lonsdale just after sunrise.  It is the image I am using for Monochrome Madness tomorrow, which you can find on my other blog. I thought I would show the orginal as it was shot, no processing. Then take a look at the processing I did for it for my blog post Weekend Wanderings – Point Lonsdale Through Grad ND Filter.  Then, how I decided to make this image a black and white image for Monochrome Madness.

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So this is the original.  It is pretty much straight from the camera.  I did straighten it a little, but that is about all I did.

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This is the colour image after I had finished processing it.  I have brightened up part of it and tried to bring out the sunrise colours.  I have brought the clouds out more.

Then as I was looking for an image to do for Monochrome Madness, this was one of the ones I decided to try in black and white.

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I obviously did even more work on this one.  I lost a lot of detail in the jetty by converting it to monochrome, so I worked quite a bit to get more light on the pier.  I like the way it brings the boards up more.

I did do other images, but I decided to go with this one after I put the image up on Facebook and Google+.  On both platforms the image got lots of attention and seemed to be enjoyed by lots of people, so it seemed like a good idea to use it for Monochrome Madness this week.

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