Sunday, April 20, 2008

Monochromatic Monday...

This is a picture I took of Morticia last in Jan. of 2007.  Over exposed.  way to light.  Using picnik, I adjusted the exposure  and  contrast.  Sharpened the picture up a bit.  And, cropped it to take out the distractions in the background.  I got this...

Then, I changed it to black and white.

So there you have it.  Morticia looking out to sea.  Thoughts drifting.  Just my luck, she's hatching another plot to find me a man. LOL

I think MM has turned out to be a great idea.  Thank you Gary.  Already, I've learned a lot.  After last week, I played with adding a bit of color to black and white.  You can see the results here....

For more on Monochromatic Monday click here.

 

 

28 comments:

  1. You are getting better and better, Linda.

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  2. Your conversion here is perfect to me! The crop helped so much, your color adjustment gave depth back to the photo and then the B&W just held it's own! Very good job this week!

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  3. Linda you did another great thing here ...i love the fact you salvaged ashot that would either have sat on the HD never to see the light particles of a monitor again..or to be deleted to blackness of nothing..the crop good good good...getting the tones back in the corral good good good..the convert to BW did a wonderful thing by you.the hot spots were lessened and now you have a nice old fashioned BW shot that is well done..great job and I love the shots in the link i think i peeped the moment you posted em...well done this week...jgh
    Thank you for participating in Monochrome Monday


    ”Monochrome Monday”

    ”Mono Monday Forum”

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  4. You did an awesome job.... I am not that experienced with editing, I guess I'll get better as I practice. Beautiful work.

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  5. You go girl...show off your stuff!

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  6. The black and white is perhaps the better of three for me ... shows that stark individual look, as you said, "Morticia looking at to sea", but give it a more focused look.

    Don't ya just love friends that wanna help ya window shop for someone ... grinning

    Thanks for popping in and your comments, always appreciated. 8=)

    http://danceinsilence.multiply.com/journal/item/261/Mono_Monday_..._This_week_..._The_Beach_House_on_the_Wilmington_Coast

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  7. I like the black and white one - Reminds me of the good acting scenes in the black and white movies.
    http://tabbynera.multiply.com/journal/item/561/Monochromatic_Monday_3

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  8. This is so cool....Great shot and your so classy...Way to go Girlfriend

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  9. Neat. I did my first one this week, plase if you get a chance, stop on by... would love to know if I did it right or not. LOL... Hugs, lilangelwolf
    http://lilangelwolf.multiply.com/journal/item/275/_Monochromatic_Monday_3_

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  10. Very cool Linda, wish I had thought about adjusting the exposure on mine, I think it would have brought the buildings into a little sharper image. I learned something new through yours!! I will experiment with it again tomorrow. Thanks for the tip!!


    http://johnoh.multiply.com/journal/item/129/MONOCHROME_MONDAY

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  11. Love the crop and the conversion, the picture looks more dramatic.

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  12. Fantastic - does Mort like it us much as us??? It is a shot that could tell so many stories!

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  13. I like what you did here. Perhaps there were times when I didn't have to delete a photo. I could have done this instead. Will definitely try to do this next time. http://juanella.multiply.com/journal/item/1/Monochromatic_Monday_

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  14. wow u brought out the colors-rich looking... the b&W is also a fav of mine...thanks for stopping by

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  15. i like tha B&W version the best! good job

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  16. your friend looked so concentrated.
    great job on the enhancement.
    thanks for the visit!

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  17. Wow I love what you did with this! At first you couldn't even see her face and it was too washed out. But when you were done it looked fantastic! Loved it! Great job!!

    http://empressselena.multiply.com/journal/item/147

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  18. oooooooh wow!! B/W really makes a photo become more dramatic :) good crop of the pic, too!! :)
    i'm sure morticia would love to have this photo framed :)

    thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my site :)
    http://mobsilog.multiply.com/reviews/item/19

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  19. i think in this pic, the conversion to b/w has made all the difference... you have nice shadows on her face, and the colors aren't quite so dramatic... awesome job!!! and the cropping did wonders too... i think we all forget how much of a difference that can make sometimes... at least I know I am very guilty of that, lol

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  20. I like the finished result very much. you took an ordinary photo and turned it into a candid portrait. I like it!

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  21. The finished BW is much more dramatic! Nice job.

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  22. great job! I've recently learned that to convert a color to black and white well, you really need a lot of saturation in the color to start with. You did good!

    http://windin.multiply.com/journal/item/381/Monochrome_Monday_3

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  23. I like the way you have rescued the colour shot. The colours are far punchier.
    The mono conversion gives it a timeless and sophisticated look. Suits the subject well, don't you think?
    The cropped out background is good.
    One point I would change however is the amount of space directly in front of Morticias direction of gaze.
    There's more space at her back- right side - than there is at her front - left.
    Give more space on the left to give her "something to look in to" and it will give this superb image just a little more zing.
    It's great nonetheless.
    Good job. I bet Morticia loves it. I do.

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  24. This shot looks really intereting where as before it didnt seem to say much, great choice.
    http://dixxebell.multiply.com/photos/album/41/MonoMon

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