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Flowers in B&W

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by billgreen, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 4, 2012
    Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    Lately I've been experimenting with flowers in B&W. A subject that usually calls for color can be a challenge to transform to B&W and retain the interest. Here are 2 to start us off. Let's see your flowers in monochrome!

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    Tiger Lily, GX-1, 45-200

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    Tiger Lily, E-PL1, 45mm 1.8
     
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  2. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Billgreen, really nice! Are you taking them in a monochrome mode or using post-processing for the conversion?
     
  3. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 4, 2012
    Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    I shoot raw and process a color image first. Once I get the color image looking like I want I convert to B&W and tweak as needed. I find this process to work much better than shooting in B&W.
     
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  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I've wondered about trying this but I wasn't sure how flowers would look in B&W, color is so much a part of what makes flowers unique. I was glad to see you post, it shows that it is possible to convey the beauty. The second photo is really well done - I love it! :biggrin:
     
  5. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 All-Pro

    Argus Cintar 50/3.5. Processed to B&W on Android tablet app.

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  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
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    #4 (does monochromatic work?)
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  7. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 4, 2012
    Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    Lily in B&W
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leicamini/7177947177/" title="Lily in B&amp;W by Leica Bill, on Flickr">
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    GX-1, 45-200 @ 91mm f8
     
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  8. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2011
    rhododendron in monochrome mode.

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  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Almost an infrared feel to this one. :smile:
     
  10. lubov

    lubov Mu-43 Veteran

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  11. Jennkaotic

    Jennkaotic Mu-43 Rookie

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennkaotic/7104726251/" title="Black and White Flower-4100730 by Jennkaotic, on Flickr">
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  12. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 4, 2012
    Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    GX-1, 45 1.8
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leicamini/7373142318/" title="Dogwood Blossom by Leica Bill, on Flickr">
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    Dogwood
     
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  13. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2011
    Taken with the GF1 and a Canon FD50 f1/8.

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  14. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 4, 2012
    Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    EPL1, 45 1.8

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leicamini/7386179314/" title="Lily IV - B&amp;W by Leica Bill, on Flickr">
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    Lily IV (B&W conversion)
     
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  15. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 4, 2012
    Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    Another from the Lily Series

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leicamini/7397923026/" title="Lily V (B&amp;W conversion) by Leica Bill, on Flickr">
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    GX-1, 45-200
     
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  16. 6x6

    6x6 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 12, 2011
    Flowers yes. B/W only one up to now.
     

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  17. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Milwaukee, WI
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  19. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2011
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    Agapanthus...
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