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Garden Photography : Monochrome, Palmetum…

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This is the last week of the monochrome challenge over at Jude’s “garden Photography” challenge.

These are images from a very special Botanic Garden in Townsville, Palmetum.

To see more of it in full colour go here.

For March the theme will be “wild life”. Now that will be interesting. So pop over to Jude’s place to see what others have to show us.

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Garden Photography : Monochrome…

Jude (Earth laughs in flowers) is hosting a weekly challenge related to garden photography. Each month has a different theme. February is black and white or tones of one colour. Look for texture, shape and patterns. The subject matter is entirely up to you, but should be loosely garden related.

This week I have chosen green as the monochrome colour.

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Garden Photography : February Monochrome…

 

Jude (Earth laughs in flowers) is hosting a weekly challenge related to garden photography. Each month has a different theme. February is black and white or tones of one colour. Look for texture, shape and patterns. The subject matter is entirely up to you, but should be loosely garden related.

Last week Jude inspired me with her stunning entry (see it here). So, this week, I have been playing around with Photo Shop Elements.

First I converted this Anthurium covered in raindrops to black and white.

Then I noticed the dark leaf in the bottom right corner came out black. Not a good look.

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So I used the clone tool, then the smudge tool to take away the black stroke. But it still didn’t look right.

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Next I took it to Light Room and first cropped some of the bottom area then “fiddled” with the settings.

Now I really had the bit between my teeth…

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So I took the original converted photo back to PS Elements and used the filters. First I used the “find edges” then “dark strokes”

This time I cloned out all the back ground. Over an hour had whizzed by…

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Then I went mad, but it was all fun… 

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Jude has another lovely green monochrome image this week. Take a look at it.

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Garden Photography : Monochrome…

This month Jude is asking us to dip our toe into the interesting subject of the monochrome image.

In Jude’s words : ” I’m not confining this month to pure B&W, you can look for images that are composed from tones of one colour, or perhaps a sepia tint suits your subject better. As always, it is up to you how you interpret this month’s theme.”

I find monochrome difficult to visualise, so for this first week I decided to see what my garden would look like in black and white.

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I use this photo as my header so you have a comparison. What do you think?

Jude has a very stunning image in her blog “Earth laughs in flowers” do have a look at it. She also gives  some very good tips on different ways to present a monochrome photo. So now I will see what I can produce for next week.

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