Monochrome Madness 3-09

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Back to France, back to Normandy, back to 2015 ūüôā

But, this time I edited the image in a very different way. I was inspired by the look of images created in the early 20th century

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Monochrome Madness 3-08

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. For this first week of June we have a theme again: it’s closed.

Check her site on Wednesday¬†evening to see the other contributors images. It’s always great to see the great variety of monochrome images from different photographers from different parts of the world.

Here, we have a look inside the chemical laboratory of a closed coke oven plant. During the last decades many coal mines, steel plants and depending industries have had to close because of economic reasons. this one isn’t an exception.

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Monochrome Madness 3-07

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by the Australian photographer¬†Leanne Cole. Check her site on Wednesday¬†evening (CET) to see the other contributors images. It’s always great to see the great variety of monochrome images from different photographers from different parts of the world.

My image is¬†from my trip to the coast the weekend before last. I like the evening mood very much. It’s so calm. The sun got reflected on the sea and the warm ambient in the original image hides, how strong the wind blew that day. You know, without the strong¬†wind none of the kites would have been out there ūüôā

I like the contrast in the image. Although it is split in two halfs, which usually has to be avoided in image composition. But, here it works very well in my opinion. We have the rough sea opposite to the calm woman on the bench in the lower half and the calm sky to the very active kites in the upper half. And also, the calm sky verses the rough sea. Additionally, the resting woman sits opposite to the bulk of the active moving kites and looks at them. An image full of contrasts.

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When looking at the original image (the lower one), you can see, it is kind of natural-born monochrome image. We have black silhouettes¬†and the brownish-orange mood of the setting sun in the rest of the image. That’s all (ok – except the small area inside the two kites in the middle which are illuminated by the sun).

So, a monochrome image does not need to be converted to black and white for being a monochrome image.

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Monochrome Madness 3-06

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Today, I have a single shot HDR for you from inside the “New castle of Corfu Town“.

The image is edited with MacPhun Aurora HDR Pro first and than converted to monochrome with MacPhun Tonality Pro. I guess, this is a good example of the dynamic range available in current digital sensors when photographing in raw instead of jpg. In camera I’d have to decide either exposure to the bright door in the upper middle and lose all the darks or to the dark walls in the rest of the image while loosing all the highlights. The light comes only through the door and similar windows in the floor where I’m standing, but farer away from me to both sides.

1/25s, f/6.3, ISO 800, 24mm, full frame, hand-held

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Check her site on Wednesday¬†evening to see the other contributors images. It’s always great to see the great variety of monochrome images from different photographers from different parts of the world.

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Monochrome Madness 3-05

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early morning fog over river Mosel. This image is from my short trip to the river Mosel last year for May 1st. I was up before sunrise to capture some of the morning fog.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Check her site on Wednesday¬†evening to see the other contributors images. It’s always great to see the great variety of monochrome images from different photographers from different parts of the world.

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Monochrome Madness 3-04

Here we are again with a themed monochrome madness organized by Leanne Cole. The theme is “city”.

We all live in cities. Some in huge cities, others in smaller ones and some in tiny villages. Despite this, the term “city” is not the same for everyone. One might thing of the huge skylines of cities like New York, San Fransisco, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Singapur or Honkong. The next might think of a glass fronts of modern business buildings.

What does city mean for me?  City means lots of people, crowded streets, air pollution, businesses, shopping and many more.

For this challenge I picked an image taken in Frankfurt about 2 years ago. You can see the bank sky scrapers as well, as the old  main police station (from 1729-1930) and the tower of the protestant St. Katherine church (build 1678-1681).

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