New black and white Hampshire landscape Photography today!
Yes, this is the bright vibrant yellow field in black and white. I like this version of the image, which was converted to black and white using Nik Silver Efex Pro, with the Full Structure Harsh pre-set. I then did a little bit more in Lightroom to the Tiff file that the Nik software produced, and this is it.
Take out the colour and the image takes on a new life.
I will be producing a new web page dedicated to black and white photography – the interesting bit of this will be which images work in black and white and which don’t.
This shot, for example, works for me. There is the interest on the mass of the plants either side, the composition being low down leading you into the picture, and the dreamy sky above.
You need to be careful with black and white conversions, as sometimes you can get to a virtual infra-red picture, with the sky almost black. This sky is fine in the conversion though.
And doing the black and white conversion has given me a new image I never would have had so that is good too. It is always worth experimenting with images in black and white, and I look forward to being able to collate 12 images.
As the collection will be black and white the cohesive element will be the feel off the images, so I will be able to mix architectural photography, interior photography and landscape photography into one set, which wouldn’t otherwise work. So you will see examples of my Hampshire photography mixed with architectural interior photography!
Thanks for reading todays post – tomorrow I will post the alternative colour edit of this shot, then finally on Wednesday the three edited versions – two colour and one black and white – I might put these to the vote and see which is the most popular!
Check out my website at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk for lots more pictures of Hampshire.