Monday, May 12, 2008

Monochromatic Monday

My original picture.  Not feeling particularly creative today but, went outside looking for something for today...

What I did...

changed to black and white.

cropped the picture

went up on exposure and contrast

added the color back to the leaves

sharpened

went up on saturation and temperature

The outcome...

 

For more on MM click here.  Lot's of fun and I'm learning lots.

Second attempt

 

 

47 comments:

  1. You is too too clever Lindyloo

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  2. Yeah right, bout as clever as a tree stump!

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  3. I think it'll look better without the green at the bottom. Going to give it a try.

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  4. look how it's brought out the texture on the wood...wonderful! I love it.

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  5. i really like what you did with it

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  6. I am in love with the first attempt. The door looks washed out but still has detail & I love how the color of the leaves fades.

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  7. I so like the first one. Thanks for the visit to mine.

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  8. Both "final" looks, look great. Cropping added to this immensely as well as the depth to the leaves (foilage?) In my mind's eye, the last one, more tightly cropped leaves the impression of just a gate waiting to be opened to another landscape and not inside a building. Adding the color texture at the bottom and drawing back on the left added to this one greatly.

    ... and I actually got here before gary for a change! This gets a 10 star dance 8=)

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  9. All certainly give a different feel... it is amazing how a beautiful picture can contain another beautiful picture within. Looking for the picture within a picture can really create a more precise mood of the intended artist. You took me with you on your quest... I love where we have arrived. Eleven Tail Splashes!!! (An eleven is a Ten without a headache! ;^) Thanks for leaving your comment on mine. http://rumbledoll.multiply.com/journal/item/20/Throne_Room_of_the_Mountain_Gods_-_MM_-_51208

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  10. lol the gator has entered the building thru a snazzy gate i might and for someone not feeling to creative linda and is a stump..you did right fine stumpy...the darker contrast gets my vote maybe a combo of the tight crop of the last with the deep contrast of the first with just one tiny splash of green at the base of the door..(psssst i let bill go first every now and then so i can pilfer his ideas) this was a great project .and what we as doing here with Mono Mon is learning..not necessarily turning out a masterpiece at the moment but learning the elements to make them later ..and you are coming along nicely...jgh
    THANK YOU FOR PLAYING IN THE MONO MONDAY PROJECT

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  11. Okay, gonna give it a shot with your suggestions in a bit Gary.

    Oh and did you even go to the Rattle Snake Roundup in Wigham Ga?

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  12. I like the first changes shot Lindy, you made the green look so alive and vibrant, against the coldness of the wood, the woodgrain and the saw cuts really coming out in what you did to it is awesome!!!

    http://johnoh.multiply.com/journal/item/139/MONOCHROMATIC_MONDAY_6

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  13. Yes it does, but I really like them both!!

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  14. no i havent yet It is coming up and the vidalia festival as well

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  15. for not so creative feeling, you did one helluva job and made this look fantastic!!!

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  16. I love weathered wood, I have a folder in My Pictures just for Wood..teehee..LOVE the green on the wood, its a wonderful contrast...I like all 3 but Im going the middle one as my fav...its really POPS!
    Thanks for coming to view my effort.

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  17. I like the second picture. Very nice.

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  18. Wow Linda .. that first picture is fabulous!

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  19. Okay Gary, I didn't keep notes like you suggested and now I can't get back to where I was. Next week, I'll know better. Going to buy a notebook now.

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  20. lol handy way when you save working copies is list them on the names of the save ..its ok hon we are learning in leaps and bounds here

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  21. That outcome shot looks great. I could easily see that on something like a blank card.

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  22. Oh gosh! I really like the first conversion and the last conversion. The B&W suits the wood so well and brings out its texture and the green of the plant adds so much personality to the shot. Just lovely.

    Thank you also for commenting on my page :-)

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  23. That's great, looks like this door is here since the Goldrush :))

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  24. wow i like that what you did , 1 thing is you should have saved the second and done another and that would have given you tuesdays event. they r both excelent as gator teachin you well also.thanx for visiting and your thoughts http://jimbwolive1.multiply.com/journal/item/118/monomonday_entry5

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  25. What's Tues. event? I'm missing something here. This isn't unusual though. I miss stuff a lot.

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  26. lol there is a two fer tuesdays you cant see the info at jims site and why i the gator

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  27. Okay, so...how does the Ga. State Patrol take this...LMAO

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  28. lol for two years or until i pass a gator safety driving course

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  29. hello linda. for someone not feeling creative today, you did just a fine job.
    i like the last picture the best. like what bill said,
    the door looks inviting, telling me to enter and be shocked to see what's inside:) hahaha!
    thanks for checking out mine!

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  30. wow, you are creative even when you do not want to be. And thanks for the encouragement on my page. You are very artistic. It is too cold for me here and rainy to go out lately, so I have been using some pictures from almost a month ago. I love all of these photos. The second photo came out pretty cool, just by brightening up the leaves on a B/W photo. I love how green they turned out. You have a great eye. And the other ones, well you must have been in a creative mood to keep on going. Thanks agian...
    Hugs,

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  31. great conversions, I like em, Baz

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  32. I like these too, the second one especially.

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  33. i like the doors. and black n white. thanks for visiting mine.

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  34. I like your first attempt the best. The green is vibrant, and really adds to the overall photo.

    Thanks for dropping by mine.

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  35. I really like the second picture. The wood looks much better lighter and whiter contrasting with the green leaves. Great crop too. Rather than a door lost in the side of some building, this looks more like a major entrance to something (maybe a magic garden on the other side).

    http://busterp.multiply.com/journal/item/58/Mono_monday_Little_red_barn.

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  36. I love it! The green just seems so much more brilliant with the way you have done it. Great Mono Monday!

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  37. I love the first attempt and still not sure how it's done. I've tried with varying degrees of success.

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  38. i loooove your first attempt :)
    the greens are so crisp and vibrant :)
    and the play of contrast on the B/W door
    makes the photo more interesting :)
    for someone not feeling creative on this day,
    you did greaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!
    can you just imagine
    what your photos would be like
    on a "creative" day? :)
    awwwwwwwwwwwwesome!! :)

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  39. Good job, great subject. We sure have some talented people on here :)

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  40. Oh nearly forgot, sorry. Thanks for visiting my site :)

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  41. I like the first attempt. The mono really brings out the textures in the wood. It has an air of mystery about it - what's behind that door?

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  42. Awwwww, you spoiled the mystery. LOL

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