Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge # 23 – Black and White

Now we are getting to something I can really sink my teeth into with Cee’s CYC, I adore using B&W in my images, doesn’t mean I always do, but I still love a good B&W. I love how a great contrast between dark and light can make an image pop, making skin almost seem to glow

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Lots of colour can be so distracting, but once removed the details seem to jump out at youDSC_7247

I love to mix contrasts of soft glowing skin and high textured objects like this bear, in colour the details would get lostDSC_5413-Edit

I love this image, the shadow and light, the texture of the wings and softness of the skin, I have added a slight rose tone to this image, but the original colour and B&W are below, the colour looses definition and seems almost drab SOOC.DSC_1501-Edit-Edit-Edit24098609642_6f9b449868_z

Contrast between light and dark, have to be careful not to loose details, especially ijn the shadowsDSC_2445

High Key is another element I use, making the highlights push into nothing for a soft dreaming feel23579023524_f126b0ff88_z

High Key, mixed with some deep shadows, gives a wonderful mixed element on this imageDSC_1978

In comparison this is a Low Key edit, with deep, dark shadows and lots of added grain, still had a lot of texture with the hay, but I didn’t want to place as much emphasis on the hay; just the faces. Gives an old world cinematic feel to it, see colour version below.

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I know I have probably broached a few processing elements from next week, but then again maybe not? Til next week, happy snapping…

~ Julz

 

16 thoughts on “Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge # 23 – Black and White

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