Since I went away I haven’t worked on many of the images that I took those few days, but it is time to start.
Today’s Monochrome Madness image was taken on the second day we were in Port Campbell. It is a long exposure and was taken with the Tamron 18-300mm on my Fujifilm X-T3.
I had planned on doing some long exposures but wanted to use my Fujifilm 10-24mm lens but when I got out my Formatt Hitech ND filters I realised I didn’t have the right ring for it. That will teach me for making assumptions.
I took Bucky, my 3 Legged Thing tripod with me, but this was really the only time I used it. I know I will be going back later in the year and I plan on doing more images like this then.
The weather had been a bit on and off during the whole trip. The day before every time we got out of the car it started raining. It did the same on this morning, though I think it was the only time it did that. There were lots of clouds and many of you know how much I love clouds.
I often think a good image to turn into monochrome is often one where there is very little colour but lots of texture. Since the weather was quite bland when we went to the 12 Apostles it seemed like a good choice for monochrome madness. There are times when you think an image will be good in black and white, but when you do the conversion you can see that it really is missing something. That missing element would be the colour.
So when I was trying to decide which image I would process for MM this week I couldn’t get past this one. In my mind, it was the best one I could think of at the time. I hope you agree that it looks good in black and white. Do you have criteria you use when trying to decide if an image would be perfect for monochrome?
Don’t forget to look after the image for how you to can join Monochrome Madness.
One final note, Happy International Women’s day. It is also my wedding anniversary. My husband and I are celebrating 33 years of marriage.
Participating in Monochrome Madness
If you would like to participate in this challenge please post photos on your blog and use the tag Monochrome-Madness, as then I can use the reader to see what you post. Also, use the tag mid-week monochrome to catch Bren’s as well.
I’m afraid I don’t use Social Media much anymore, but maybe tag it #monochromemadness for Instagram and I will try and look. That would be brilliant.