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Black and White Recap

The One Four Challenge is on a month’s recap / break so I thought I’d have a little play with a few more black and white edits of my previous One Four photos.

I loved my horses in the Camargue shot and I was already pleased with the black and white version, but I thought I’d try a tighter crop.  I also sharpened it up a bit more so that the water splashes really zing out and then lowered the exposure a little.

Horses in Camargue - new edit

Horses in Camargue – tight crop

Next was my Hyde Park daisies.  I hadn’t done a black and white version, so I’ve put that right now with a fairly simple edit.  I’ve sharpened, added clarity and reduced the highlights and I like the result.

Daisies in hyde Park - new edit

Daisies in hyde Park – new edit

Next I went back to that beautiful modern house on the canals of Venice, California.  I wanted a high key black and white this time, and also went for a widescreen crop.  I think this version worked well – probably my favourite of all the Venice house edits.

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Venice House – high key widescreen

Finally, it was the turn of the Disney Concert Hall. I have added a very slight hint of blue to the highlights, lightened the shadows, sharpened some more and added a spot of clarity and a little more contrast.

Disney Concert Hall - new edit

Disney Concert Hall – new edit

Here are all the black and white versions, old and new:

aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 10 August 2015

7 replies »

  1. Wonderful to see your B&W gallery. Most enjoyable and I do like the tighter crop on the horses too! One of my all time favourites of all the One Four images! I think this is a great idea Debbie 😃


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