Friday photo: Night lights

Friday photo: Night lights

(Click on image for larger version.)

Advertisements

Straying from the path #2

Straying from the path #2

Having made an effort to get yesterday’s shot, I thought I should do something with it in post-processing.

(Click on image for larger version.)

This is a moderate variation of popping a colour through. After converting to B&W, I used a layer mask to pull through the autumnal colours within the ‘frame’ of the bridge and its reflection.

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)

Mirrors and rings

Mirrors and rings

I really like the colour version of this shot. (You’ll find it on Flickr). But I think the B&W conversion has a different atmosphere. It seems to create a ‘shadowy-ness’ in the reflections and highlights the rings created by water dropping from the branches.

(Click on image for larger version.)

It also provides a wee break from the rich autumn colours (but not for long!)

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)

Dead tree #2

Dead tree #2

(Click on image for larger version.)

One of the reasons for taking this shot was that I thought it might work in black and white, given the blackness of the dead tree

I’ve added an orange filter to the black and white conversion to give a degree of warmth. I certainly prefer this version to yesterday’s coloured version.

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)

Riverbed poppies #2 

Riverbed poppies #2

The second treatment of this photo is an old favourite of mine.

(Click on image for larger version.)

It’s the “convert to B&W, then pop out a colour” approach. This takes more time, and precision than the de-saturated technique, but I think it provides a more pleasing image.

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)

Riverbed poppies #1

Riverbed poppies #1

This weekend I’m showing two alternative treatments of the same image. 

(Click on image for larger version.)

For this version, I’ve de-saturated all of the colours except red. This is very easy to do…

But, while it brings the poppies to the fore, I find the other ‘remnants of red’ a bit distracting.

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)

Harbour stumps #1

Harbour stumps #1

These stumps in Irvine fascinate me. What was there original purpose?

They sit outside the mouth of the harbour, so I wonder if they originally served larger vessels that were unable to berth in the inner port. Or were they simply used as an overflow when the harbour was busy?

(Click on image for larger version.)

This is a simple conversion to black and white. Maybe it’s a bit nostalgic, but what’s wrong with that?

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)