Recently I’ve posted a couple of monochrome images and I have to admit I kind of miss the Monochrome Madness challenge that we used to do. While I don’t want to post everyone’s photos again, I did enjoy seeing what people did.
I thought I might start doing it again. Each Wednesday I will post a monochrome image and hope some of you do as well.
It was called monochrome because not all images are just black and white. I often add a subtle tone if I think the image will benefit from it. As it has that tone it is therefore no longer a black and white image, but a monochrome image.
It has been raining here so much and so many places are flooded that getting out to take photos is almost impossible. Then I realised that I have so many photos that I have taken over the years, do I really need to go out? So for the photos here, I decided to go back through my photo catalogue and see what I could find.
Recently I have been looking at some of Ansel Adam’s work and I can’t help wondering if I could do some similar work. Obviously I am not going to use film and then get into a darkroom. My days of doing that are long gone. So I wanted to try and think about what he would do if he was using Photoshop.
I have ordered a book with his prints in them so I can really study them. From what I can tell his work had a lot of contrast and you were never in any doubt of what his point of view was.
I thought I might try some water images and see what I could get.
As I said these are all past images. They aren’t all from the same trip, but they are from different visits. I took these around Marysville back in 2015 over 3 different trips.
It isn’t an easy place to get to as you have to travel down a dirt road and they often close it. Well they did back then as there was always problems with trees falling down from the fires that went through there in 2009.
As I said I haven’t been there for a few years so I don’t know if they still do that. I would love to go back and see what I could get.
It would be the perfect time right now because there would be so much water in the waterfalls.
It was so nice working in black and white again. I am really enjoying it. I don’t think I will ever be a photographer who only does this, as I like colour too much. However, I think it is nice to mix things up.
What do you think? Do you like black and white images? What about monochrome?
I guess I also want to know if you would like to see me processing more images like this.
Now I’m going to put all 5 images into a gallery for you so you can scroll through them. Just click on one image to get a large view then you can go through them. I hope you enjoy seeing them.