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Marymere Falls in Black and White

February 3, 2011

Since I purchased the Nik Silver Efex software a couple of months ago I have gotten quite hooked on black and white conversion. I have been digging through my files, looking for possibilities. The other day I stumbled across an image from Marymere Falls. When I photographed it I wanted to avoid the usual shot and instead do some close-ups. Looking at the image again, I thought it might work well in black and white. I purposely went for this high contrast look to emphasize the water. Since I am still experimenting with my monochrome work, I would value your opinion.  Let me know if you like it.

And upon request the original color image. It conveys quite a different feeling than the black and white.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2011 1:54 am

    Beate, do you have colour version for us to look at so we can get a better idea on the conversion?

  2. February 7, 2011 7:27 am

    Thanks Beate for posting the original. For me, I would have liked to have seen more contrast in the black and white version where there was green in the original. I think it would give us an idea of the surrounding rocks and vegetation in a three dimensional way–hope that makes sense.

  3. March 11, 2011 4:46 am

    Hi: I like the black and white better as it separates the water from the background. I would like to see just a bit more background though, I think. It is great to be able to play with and adjust the images. Can’t please everyone though.

    • March 11, 2011 8:55 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Bob. I also prefer the black and white. I might brighten up the background just a little bit. I probably should have posted a larger size image. It’s tough to tell on this small size, but viewed larger there is still detail in the blacks. Isn’t digital great? So easy to experiment with your images!

  4. June 21, 2011 9:36 pm

    Nicely done! I love the B&W version 🙂

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