It is no secret that I have a massive archive of images and I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t dip into them when I need a photo for something. This is what I have done for this week.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, I haven’t gone out to take photos as often as I did before. I don’t know now whether I just don’t think of it, or my perspective has changed. I have spent so much time in my garden and planting lots of interesting flowers that I want to photograph them. I feel like I’m taking as many photos as before, but I am doing them at home.
Though sometimes I want to work on city photos or landscapes and I have so many photos already that all I really need to do is go through my old photos. Then see what I can find. Which is what I have done this week.
This photo was taken back in 2018 when I was down at South Wharf, Docklands teaching someone photography. When we got to the Seafarers Bridge we were greeted with the most amazing sky I’ve ever seen in the city. I just kept saying wow.
I know I often change the sky in images to give it a more interesting look, but I have to say this image is the original one. The photo really is all about it I think. Let me show you.
It looks so menacing and it would be easy to think it was a storm, but it was just clouds and there was no storm.
I will have to show you some of the others I took that day too. There were even better ones I think.
As I often do I couldn’t work out if I wanted it just black and white or if I should add a tone. So I tried a blue tone. Hopefully a very subtle one.
Can’t decide if I like it or not.
Then I thought well I better add a sepia one too.
I don’t mind this one.
I like seeing if a tone can change the dynamics of an image.
Would you guys like to see a video on how to add tones to your images? It is easy.
Now I’m going to add a gallery of the three images as well. That way you can scroll through them more easily.
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.