Monday, April 6, 2009

Monochrome Monday

Aileni's Monochrome Monday's shot. Please click on the link to visit and see great shots from around the world.


I worked with the shot below quite abit. It had several distractions that were removed and I wanted to give this shot a sense of history and age so I made it as stark and grainy as I could. But closing my eyes I can see it brand new and beckoning. Below I have the original photo, shot from a fast moving car.

Below I have the original photo, shot from a fast moving car. You can see I removed the road in front and some trees plus a billboard from the side of the building. I sharpened the photo a lot as I wanted to show the detail of this wonderful old building. As soon as I saw this old church I wanted to see it in black and white.

18 comments:

Aileni said...

You have done a very good job on this picture. The B&W has real character - spot on.

Carver said...

This is fabulous. I love the way you worked with it in monochrome which is so well suited to the subject. Beautiful old church.

Mojo said...

Perfect treatment for this shot. I find so often I can "rescue" a shot simply by converting it to black and white. I think that's how I came to have so many monochromes... I need a lot of rescuing!

Marie Reed said...

This is just amazing! It's has such a different feel now! The vignette effect added such character to it too:)Bravo!

madcobug said...

Love it. Helen

mononeil said...

Well done, a nice b&w image form a rescue image as the colour does the subject no justice.

John said...

Great work and image!

vincibene said...

I love it in monochrome! It is a unique atmosphere!

keithsramblings said...

A perfect example of a picture which works better in monochrome.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautifully done. The pinhole camera effect is great and makes the picture look like it was taken 150 years ago. I really like this very much and shows a good eye for cropping and composition.

lisaschaos said...

That is so cool! I've seen old churches but nothing like this! Awesome!

kden said...

Marvelous job. I've gone back in time with this shot.

Kitty said...

Nice work! I was surprised to see how it started out as - I love your version!

Thanks for dropping by and for you kind comment :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your version is a great improvement over the original. Very cool!

Lene said...

I just LOOOOVE it!! That church is just perfect for photographing - and especially for monochrome :) Well done :)

Mariz said...

loved the old, rustic look when you made it B&W, i liked it much better than the original colored photo. great shot!

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kbear's heart 2 said...

great job on this photo! love the new b&w.~kbear

Monica said...

What a fabulous photo for black and white. It's very intriquing.

Beautifully done!

Monica

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