Tag Archives: CB&W

Black and white Penguins, with a goose on the side

Black and white photo of a Magellanic Penguin, taken on the Peninsula Valdes in Argentina.
Magellanic Penguin
Black and white photo of a Gentoo Penguin, taken at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands.
Gentoo Penguin
Black and white upland goose in black and white. Taken at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands.
Upland goose: geese don’t seem as fun and special as penguins, but this one looks handsome in black and white.

Side views of a few South Atlantic Seabirds for Cee’s Black and White Challenge: the side of things.

Playing with light in the dark

Here is a nearly monochrome picture that I took while waiting in the dark. The fire and one candle were the only light in the room. The crystal glass was almost a beacon of reflected light in the dark room.

I tested out some of the black and white options available in Lightroom on it.I like it in black and white because it takes the purple color of the wine out and the glass really shines. The antique light preset has a warm cast to it that suits the scene a bit better than the cold feel of the green filter. I was a bit surprised that the sepia didn’t have more warmth in it.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Glass

No rain…but here’s a deer

For Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Animals this week, I’ve been playing with some of the Black & White Filter Presets in Adobe Lightroom using a couple of pictures taken at Hurricane Ridge (Olympic National Park in Washington State) last summer.

Picture 1:

Picture 2:

And a couple of dears:

My Empress

…and my half sister Sam (we have different mothers!)

The captions (you can see them by hovering over the picture) say which preset was used. I included the originals so one can see how the filter works with the original colors.

Happy holidays, whatever flavor you prefer and a Merry Midwinter!

 

City View

This is a very early morning view from a hotel window in Weifang, Shandong Province, China. I thought this picture had a monochrome feel to it and was interested to see how it would translate into black and white: of the Black and White LightRoom presets I liked this the best (it is called “Look 4”)ksm20160929-cbw-view-01

However, I think that the “Antique Light” toned preset works to give a better sense of the golden light of dawn:

ksm20160929-cbw-view-antique_light01

What do you think?

 

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Looking through a window.