Monochrome Madness – Passion without the colour

I’m a bit late this week. I have been trying to work out how to use the latest version of Photoshop. Not gonna lie, but I hate it. Is it just me or does it seem like you have to do so much more to get the results that you used to get? Don’t get me started on Lightroom, every time they do an update I can’t import photos anymore. I’ve already had them fix it twice this year and I need to get it fixed again.

I ended up going back to an older version which I think I will just keep using. I might also have to start looking for alternatives.

Anyway, earlier this week I went to visit a friend of my daughters who has a passionfruit vine and it is flowering. She let me know so I went and took photos of it.

They are really interesting flowers I think. They have so many different parts and I am not sure I did a good job of photographing it.

I figured it might be fun to try doing it in monochrome to see how it goes. I do miss the lovely colours of it though.

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39 Comments

  1. I use Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2023. It is easy to use. I haven’t even used all of the functions as I am too lazy to do tutorials 😂

  2. Admittedly, this flower is beautiful in color, but that does not mean that it immediately loses all its charm in monochrome… on the contrary!

  3. Photographing in monochrome brings out the intricate structures of the flower, making you look at it with fresh eyes. And I know what you mean about updates – I’m still using my trusty 2012 version of Photoshop Elements and it does much of what I want to achieve!

    1. Great way of looking at it Sarah, it does have all that. I’m surprised it still works. I have gone back to an older version of Photoshop and that seems better.

  4. The flower is very beautiful, Leanne! I’ve never used Photoshop, it’s too confusing. Those changes that were made would just make it more difficult.

    1. Thank you John. It can be confusing when you start, but I’ve worked out what I like after all these years. It is getting harder and harder to work it out.

    2. Yet people continue to deal with the changes. I say if it works don’t fix it. Is there really any need for the constant changes? I’ll be 63 this month and don’t like change like I used to.

    3. I totally agree, I don’t understand why they have to keep changing things when they are fine the way they are. I know what you mean, Happy birthday John.

  5. This flower looks great in monochrome. It has a lot of tonal qualities. With your adobe problems, you might look at your computer’s capabilities. I was having problems with Topaz. Bought a new computer and everything works great. I’m not saying you need a totally new computer, maybe just one part.

    1. Thank you Anne. It isn’t my computer, it is mostly new updates I don’t like. Though with LIghtroom when I contact them they have got it to work in the past, I will have just have to contact them again. It is annoying.

    1. I completely absolutely agree. My husband is a programmer and I asked him why, he said it is usually because the people making the changes don’t really know what they are doing.

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