Monochrome Madness – From colour to monochrome

Today I thought I might try converting an image that I had already processed in colour. Though I have just discovered that I have already processed it once, but this conversion is different, I think.

The image was taken down along the Great Ocean Road at a place called Childers Cove. I was down there for a few days back in 2019. I’m looking forward to getting back there in a couple of trips this year. More on that later.

It isn’t often that I would take an image that I have done in colour and shown you, then change it to a black and white image.

One of the things that I didn’t like the first time with the monochrome image was the colour that came out with it. I should say the tone that the image had, so this time I stripped all the colour from it. Let me show you.

It is really interesting comparing an image that you did in colour first and then converted.

Here is a link to the original image, click here.

They are very different images and I think the mood changes when you take out the colour. It is an interesting process really.

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.

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  1. Shooting in monochrome is so much fun – and whether it is converting a color image to B&W or shooting with a monochrome camera..
    Nice photos there from you – nicely converted 🙂

    1. I don’t do it enough, which is why I decided to start this challenge. It is amazing seeing what works and what doesn’t. Thank you so much.

  2. The colour version is terrific but I think the conversion to monochrome focuses the eye on all of the visual textures you have captured so brilliantly.

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