Monday, April 14, 2008

Monochrome Monday...A day late

Monochrome Monday Is hosted by JGaryhillstudio's.  It's all about editing and the techniques used.  As this is something I need and want to learn more about, I've decided to give it a shot.

The above picture is one I took at the beach in June.

After:

Using picnik, I changed the color to black and white.  Upped the contrast a bit and went down a little on the exposure.  Then cropped it.  The pic is now an odd size. LOL

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25 comments:

  1. oh Linda is it a statement of intention?????

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  2. It is cool though isn't it!!! I love it. Kind of post cardy!

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  3. Good morning and welcome Linda ...glad you decided to come and play ..first the crop..good thing the size doesnt matter I like odd sizes it gives character which is what it did to this one...its amazing what a good crop job can do to a pic..moving the ordinary into the extraordinary..the hum drum into the huba huba...Rach likens it to a post card and that is a good thing thats an art form ..id like to see you do this in a sepia and try to throw some age to it ..just to see where it take it...and agin im so glad you joined us...jgh
    Thank you for visiting Monochrome Monday


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  4. i kinda like the black and white look

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  5. I think odd sizes are great in photo's and this one is great. The longer crop gives me the feeling of space between the two chairs. The picture reminds me of ones I had seen in photo albums as a child. Great Job. I too am learning this aspect feel free to check out my entry here.
    http://naarta.multiply.com/journal/item/240/Monochrome_Monday_entry_2

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  6. the b/w makes this picture so sad... the cropping probably is the main thing, cause the image of a house doesn't show, giving the feeling of conflict with the two chairs apart... i like the size too....
    c",)sharon's Mono Monday#2: For Fire & Ardor

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  7. FS, I've been running around all day thinking it was Tuesday.

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  8. I like the odd size! It's great in B£W, the fence and the slatted chairs, cool photo!
    http://stillwandering.multiply.com/journal/item/155/MonoMondayGLASSHOUR

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  9. I much prefer the cropped b/w version, as there seems to be more of a promise of seclusion, and perhaps a good conversation merely interrupted, rather than simply two chairs left out on the sand for the day.

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  10. Ah now I understand! Love you so much - your as mad as me!

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  11. I like this a lot. I think it looks sad, too...and lonely. But not because it's black and white. I think it's the distance between the chairs that gives it that feel.

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  12. I love this! The crop is really what makes it work for me... It takes away the busy-ness of the background, and focuses on the subject. I don't think it looks sad... it makes me feel like those chairs are there beckoning for someone to come have a seat!


    http://nicegirlnurse.multiply.com/journal/item/303/Monochrome_Monday_2

    I also have an alternate entry since the first one is very subtle...

    http://nicegirlnurse.multiply.com/journal/item/304/Monochrome_Monday_2_Alternate_Entry...

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  13. Excellent crop. I like the letter box format. It isolates the chairs and removes the distracting background.
    This image makes you want to look, ask questions.

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  14. good cropping really makes a lot of difference!! the product is just excellent!! :)
    now a song comes into mind: " ... a chair is still a chair, even if there's no one sitting there ... "

    love the conversion, too!! try playing a bit with the contrast tab on picnik -- you'll be amazed with how much a little bit of adjustment on the contrast can make a photo stand out more :)

    *cheers!!*

    http://mobsilog.multiply.com/reviews/item/14

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  15. YAY! Nicely done! You took a so-so picture and turned it into what you really 'saw' in your minds eye when you took the original. Now we see it to! Well done!

    http://windin.multiply.com/journal/item/376?mark_read=windin:journal:376

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  16. The size suits the picture well in the 2nd one, puts the chairs more in to the middle point and the conversion makes the chairs more important by taking the green out of the grass.
    http://tabbynera.multiply.com/journal/item/554/Monochromatic_Monday

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  17. I like this and it has a very nostalgic feel, I like it a lot. Sorry for the delay in my response I have been visiting my folks, Baz.
    http://oceankinguk2003.multiply.com/journal/item/442

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  18. Good take. The mono makes me think of winter on the beach.

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  19. it looks really nice in b/w.. well-converted..
    thanks for visiting & commenting mine..

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  20. Very nice. What a lovely view and antique looking. I love anything with the beach! LOL

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