When trying to think about what to do for Monochrome Wednesday I thought it would be nice to see what that tree would like in black and white. I know I’ve shown a lot of photos of the tree, but I really wanted to see what it would be like.
Monochrome Wednesday – That Tree
Even though the morning at That Tree was probably the worse in terms of emotions for the whole trip, I did manage to get some of my best and favourite photos there. I have said so many times that when you travel you can’t control the conditions.
While looking on Instagram I’ve seen so many amazing photos of this tree, but I have to be very happy with what I have. It is all I will get. Nothing I can do about that.
So I have to work with what I’ve got. It is good to experiment with those and try different things.
Black and White
I wanted to see what one of them would look like when it was in monochrome. You don’t see it a lot as most photos are colour. Well the ones I see. The soft colours that you seem to get around there are beautiful and it some ways it seems a shame to remove them.
I had to try it and see what I thought. See what the image would like in black and white. The contrast is quite good, and I like that.
The other thing I’ve wanted to see was if it would be better if I cropped it. The right side of the image was very empty. After seeing so many images online and many of them were taken in vertical mode it seemed like a good idea. I did try this in vertical but I didn’t really like it. The tree seemed cramped. My solution was to try a square crop.
Now that I have tried it, I quite like the outcome and I may have to go to see if the others might look good too.
This image was taken with the Fujifilm X-T3 and XF 18-135mm lens. The camera was supported by my 3 Legged Thing, Billy tripod.
It would be great if you would like to participate, especially if you are enjoying the monochrome challenge again. If you want to contribute there is a Facebook group, TPM Photos which you can join and share your images. Of course, if you are blogging no reason why you can’t post your own. I like this challenge and it is nice to be thinking in monochrome again.