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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

    654
    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!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leicamini/7359501080/" title="Tiger Lily II by Leica Bill, on Flickr"> 7359501080_660b789aee_c. "800" height="601" alt="Tiger Lily II"></a>
    Tiger Lily, GX-1, 45-200

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leicamini/7358134136/" title="Tiger Lily by Leica Bill, on Flickr"> 7358134136_b0fc29af78_z. "640" height="640" alt="Tiger Lily"></a>
    Tiger Lily, E-PL1, 45mm 1.8
     
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  2. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    995
    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    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

    654
    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.

    1339390934779.
    E-P2    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/1s    ISO 200
     
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  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    #1
    P6050040.
    E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6    127mm    f/8.0    1/90s    ISO 400


    #2
    1060135.
    DMC-GF1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/1000s    ISO 200


    #3
    1090212-L.
    DMC-GF1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/800s    ISO 400


    #4 (does monochromatic work?)
    1245298599_GU8sS-O.
    DMC-GF1    ---    14mm    f/6.3    1/500s    ISO 400
     
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  7. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

    654
    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"> 7177947177_be18a04c0b_c. "800" height="601" alt="Lily in B&amp;W"></a>
    GX-1, 45-200 @ 91mm f8
     
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  8. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    362
    Nov 19, 2011
    rhododendron in monochrome mode.

    P1020698.
    DMC-GF1    ---    20mm    f/1.7    1/320s    ISO 100
     
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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

    417
    Apr 4, 2011
    tumblr_m5h6a8M5AH1rvb2w1o1_1280.
    DMC-GF1    ---       f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 400
     
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  11. Jennkaotic

    Jennkaotic Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    Apr 22, 2012
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennkaotic/7104726251/" title="Black and White Flower-4100730 by Jennkaotic, on Flickr"> 7104726251_671d443561. "500" height="375" alt="Black and White Flower-4100730"></a>
     
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  12. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Pavel
  13. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

    654
    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"> 7373142318_166083e503_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Dogwood Blossom"></a>
    Dogwood
     
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  14. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    362
    Nov 19, 2011
    Taken with the GF1 and a Canon FD50 f1/8.

    P1040204bw.
    DMC-GF1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/250s    ISO 100


    P1040199bw.
    DMC-GF1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/800s    ISO 100


    P1040198bw.
    DMC-GF1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/1300s    ISO 100


    P1040192bw.
    DMC-GF1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/1300s    ISO 100
     
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  15. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

    654
    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"> 7386179314_7ca5668449_b. "1024" height="1024" alt="Lily IV - B&amp;W"></a>

    Lily IV (B&W conversion)
     
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  16. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

    654
    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"> 7397923026_8344be2e60_b. "1024" height="769" alt="Lily V (B&amp;W conversion)"></a>

    GX-1, 45-200
     
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  17. 6x6

    6x6 Mu-43 Regular

    173
    Oct 12, 2011
    Flowers yes. B/W only one up to now.
     

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  18. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
  19. emo_mike

    emo_mike New to Mu-43

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    May 26, 2012
  20. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    459
    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Agapanthus...
    Agapanthas_June_2012_1_of_1_.JPG
    DMC-G2    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    38mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 100
     
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