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Monochrome Madness 3-49


The weekend before last, I was bored. All absolutely necessary chores were done and I didn’t have had any idea nor energy to do anything but sitting on the couch. While sitting there, our blooming Amaryllis caught my attention, because the sun outside made the petals opaque and nice structures popped out. So, I got up from the couch, fetched my camera, the extension tubes and my tripod. For about an hour I worked my way through the Amaryllis blossom and an African Violet. On Wordless Wednesday this week I’m gonna show you one of the violet images.

Some more images are already in my Instagram account.

I converted the image to monochrome by using MacPhun Tonality Pro 2, as usual. I really like the output of Tonality Pro. I even like it much more than Nic SilverEfex 2. It’s not only the output, it’s also the user interface, the option to use it native without Photoshop as a host application and the option to save images with all the edits changeable.

Every now and then, I edit my monochrome images by using my raw converter CaptureNX 2, Photoshop CS6, Nic SilverEfex 2 and MacPhun Tonality Pro 2 simultaneity for comparing the results. It’s almost always, that I like the version by Tonality Pro most and delete the other one.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!