This week, guest lens-artist, Anne Sandler invites us to create black and white photography from color photos.
Cee Neuner coaches me on using an Adobe product that is new to me called Bridge. Many of you, like Anne prefer to use Lightroom, and at some time, I may also, but for today I am experimenting with Bridge.
Like Anne, I opened my photos in Camera Raw, and adjusted from there. First I straightened them, if necessary and cropped all of them to use in #TreeSquares in my Hawaii posts. I processed this picture in color to make it as vivid and bright as I could before adding the black and white presets. I saved each picture separately.
clarity of view sea and shore in shades of grey fresh tides ever new . Copywrite 2021 WillowDot
Thanks for this Haiku, Willow. Click on the two links to read two more of Willows poems. 🙂
These pictures are from a 2012 week-long trip to Maui, Hawaii. We drove down the coast from Ka’anapali Beach to Wailea. After opening the photos in Camera Raw, like Anne suggested, I tried different Bridge presets for processing color into black and white photos.
The drama of the landscape brought out the contrast between the old limb and the sky,
I added noise to this picture to make it look older. Normally I like softer or sharper, but not noisy pictures, but you have to enjoy the noise of the beach when you are in Hawaii, so here you go.
Finally I processed this photo of a coffee bean harvester using the preset of Selenium in Bridge.
This photo also works for Cee’s Black and White Challenge of any geometrical shape. Of course most of them are circles but there are some great rectangles as well.
- Sunday Stills tomorrow. It’s still not too late to comment on WQWWC, which Terri is hosting this week for me. I’ll be back on Wednesday with the topic of Exploration.
- July Story Chat’s medical drama, “Sometimes a Miracle” by Gary A. Wilson has plenty of room for your comment before the summary post at the end of the month.
- Becky B’s Squares #TreeSquare fits almost every photo you have in your archives – Trees – believe me, please. I’m on my knees – get out yer trees. 🙂
- PPAC – Your Photographs of Public Art are amazing Cee and me. PPAC #5 comes out Friday on my blog, but there is still plenty of time to add your PPAC link to Cee’s blog for this week’s challenge.
Terri and I are both struggling with WordPress freezing our blocks and not letting us edit. Here’s what I do, but it’s annoying.
- Save the draft
- Leave the post.
- Open another draft post.
- Go back and the block has unfrozen. But that doesn’t stop it from refreezing.
The other problem I’m having is that when I want to “link, bold, or add color” to more than just a few letters, WordPress only picks certain letters to apply what I want to do to the sentence or paragraph. So I have to repeat the process multiple times.
See the sentence below? It took two tries to get it all bold and three tries to get it all blue. If you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment. 🙂 Thanks.