Weekend Photography Challenge #424 Monotone/Duotone

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    • #393189
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Monotone photography is a type of photography that displays only one tone of colour instead of the original colours; this colour tone might be black and white (monochrome), red, blue, green, or any other colours.

      Duotone is an image composed of two colours.

      https://www.lightstalking.us/split-toning/ by JasenkaG

      https://www.lightstalking.us/flower-photography/ by Dahlia Ambrose

      https://www.lightstalking.us/duotone/ by Rob Wood (admin)

      https://www.lightstalking.us/how-to-create-duotones-and-split-tones-in-lightroom/ by Jason Row

      https://www.lightstalking.us/18-effective-duotone-portraits/ by Mike Panic

    • #393197

      kip

      • #393200
        Anonymous

        Congratulations Rob, on your tenth anniversary for Light Stalking! That is one hell of an achievement. 10 years of anything on the internet is equivalent to a lifetime. I deeply appreciate having this online resource. The wealth of knowledge, both technical and artistic, so freely available and accessible is priceless to me. Please keep doing what you are doing to make this my go to place for knowledge of anything photographic. Cheers!  Michael

        • #393227
          Ed
          Participant

          Hear! Hear!

      • #393209
        Bobbie
        Participant

        What a wonderfully joyful image Rob. It kind of expresses the way I feel about LS! Thanks for all your hard work and here’s hoping this community keeps on going for a long time.

      • #393219
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I agree with Bobbie. What an appropriate shot to post today.

      • #393313
        Gray B
        Participant

        This just makes me smile Rob. ?

      • #393400
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Great shot, Rob!  Congrats Light Stalking!

      • #393485
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Wonderful picture!

      • #393601
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Not only hear the laughter and joy in the image, but love that the little fellow is looking beyond the frame to something which makes him laugh in anticipation of something that is or will happen.  I am looking forward to more Light Stalking. Congratulations and keep the terrific articles, tips and images coming!

      • #393835
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Very sweet image, love it Rob 🙂

      • #393879
        Anonymous

        Peepers

        • #393945
          Anonymous

          Sorry. Screwed this up.  Not intended as a reply  First submission.  I’m no genius but the submission feature is NOT intuitive.  Just sayin’.  🙂

           

          thanks

      • #394017
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Sweet shot Rob!

      • #394167
        davidc
        Participant

        Super shot Rob

      • #394204
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Nice image Rob. Not ST, still I would remove the upper part of the jogger in the BG.

      • #394584
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Brilliant image, perfect focus.   Agree with Pat about Kip’s gaze beyond the frame being inspiring.

    • #393199
      Anonymous

      • #393401
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Michael – the setting is so important to this photo! I love how you have captured the background elements to tell the story. Great shot.

      • #393602
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        The story is underscored by the lines in his face.

      • #393836
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Love this image and the emotions captured Michael 🙂

      • #394169
        davidc
        Participant

        Great story telling and a good catch. Well done Michael.

    • #393208
      Click
      Participant

      Be it ever so humble…

      Be it ever so humble

      • #393212
        Bobbie
        Participant

        This made me smile Click. I remember seeing large billboards with this message near new housing projects when I was a child but somehow the model homes didn’t seem as spooky then as you made this one look now.

        • #393603
          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          Me too, Bobbie. Never saw one on a barn before.

      • #393838
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Loving the drama in this image Click. Looks almost like a night shot 🙂

      • #394171
        davidc
        Participant

        Very foreboding. Like something out of a scary movie.

      • #394304
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Wonderful. The intensity of the storm clouds is beautiful.

      • #394585
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Very funny, Click!   You added the words to the barn, right??   I need to experiment with that because I often take shots of interesting or funny text on building, trucks, etc.

    • #393210
      Bobbie
      Participant

      (Sorry – this was supposed to be a reply to Michael).
      There’s a lifetime of stories written in his face Michael. I’m glad you decided to make this an environmental portrait. His surroundings add even more interest and understanding (or questioning).

      • #393288
        Anonymous

        Bobbie, I intentionally didn’t give any background on this image. I’ve known this man for a few years now. He is most likely the smartest man I’ve ever met, and has such a gentle soul. He is a retired physician, still teaches medical students part-time, an author, a naturalist and dedicated husband to an ailing wife. I visited him while he was making maple syrup from trees on his property. The image was one of many that I captured inside his “sugar shack” that day. Every time I spend time with him I learn. Truly a “lifetime of stories,” not only in his face, but in his mind.  Michael

        • #394117
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks for the story Micheal. Sounds like a man I’d like to meet also.

    • #393220
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Mostly duotone. 🙂

      • #393842
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        I like the simplicity, softness and the tones in the image Dave 🙂

        • #393895
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thank you Dahlia. I posted this because of the same qualities you mention. I also posted this before I read the info found in the links Tersha provided at the beginning of this thread. I did not know there was a particular post process you can follow to achieve a more “proper” or “established” duotone look. Light Stalking offering yet another learning experience for me. 🙂

      • #394145
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        That looks really beautiful and I’m amazed by the skin-like color of this mushroom! Do you maybe know what species of mushroom is that?

        • #394244
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          I just thumbed through my not very extensive mushroom identification book and did not find it. What I can tell you is it’s very small. I was set up about two feet away using a 100mm Macro lens. A very slight crop in post. Thanks for your comment.

      • #394205
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Very duotone, very nice

      • #394586
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Beautiful.  Agree with Jasenka about the mushroom tones – very cool.

    • #393223
      chris pook
      Participant

      Iraqi girl, Babylon Hotel, Baghdad;

      • #393352
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very beautiful woman Chris, lovely portrait.

        • #393558
          chris pook
          Participant

          Thanks T.  Sister of my assistant. Had to bring her to my birthday party as a chaperone I guess.  Both lovely ladies.

      • #393604
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Those eyes!

      • #393837
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Beautiful image of a beautiful lady Chris 🙂

      • #394173
        davidc
        Participant

        The eyes have it. good one Chris

      • #394587
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Beautiful.  Very dark, expressive eyes – looks like she’s thinking of something far away.

    • #393224
      beth
      Participant

      the blacksmith’s shop, part of hopewell furnace in pennsylvania.

      • #393231
        chris pook
        Participant

        And very smart that is also, Beth

         

        • #393239
          beth
          Participant

          thanks

      • #393247
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I see an image showing the essence of a workplace from days gone by. Nicely done.

        • #393299
          beth
          Participant

          thanks.  it’s a folk park so it’s still setup like it was in the 1800s.

      • #393286
        Bobbie
        Participant

        The tones and the lighting give this image an aesthetic I love. Thanks Beth!

        • #393300
          beth
          Participant

          thanks.

      • #393312
        Gray B
        Participant

        I would love to know the master of this workshop.

        • #393385
          beth
          Participant

          pretty sure he’s dead by now.

      • #393606
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        The lighting on the tools gives me just enough to make me want to see more. Makes me feel like the Smithy has just stepped out and will resume his work on return…an image that lets my mind imagine the Smithy, the work and the heat.

      • #393839
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        I like the mildly chaotic feel of the tools in there and the light is amazing Beth 🙂

      • #394174
        davidc
        Participant

        Great light and dead right for the subject. 🙂

      • #394207
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Beth, craftsmanship still exists. Both in the content of the image as in your image.

      • #394588
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Agree with David, perfect light for the subject, gives a feel of peeking in on someone’s life in the past, with the old tools.

    • #393229
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Annapurna South & Hiunchuli

      Annapurna South & Hiunchuli

      • #393230
        chris pook
        Participant

        stunning!

      • #393238
        beth
        Participant

        nice!

      • #393244
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Wow. Nicely done. Definitely a wall hanger IMHO.

      • #393287
        Bobbie
        Participant

        The composition and editing make it look like the daunting mountain it is. Beautiful, Dahlia!

      • #393311
        Gray B
        Participant

        And you summited? I’m impressed ?  Beautiful image and I’ll try to mimic your PP.

        • #393845
          Dahlia Ambrose
          Keymaster

          Lol Gray…I did not summit that mountain. It’s about 7,219 m and quite a dangerous mountain to summit. The highest I have climbed so far is about 2200 meters

          Thank you so much 🙂

      • #393402
        LeanneC
        Participant

        This is gorgeous, Dahlia. I that moonlight?

        • #393846
          Dahlia Ambrose
          Keymaster

          Thank you so much Leanne. It was the blue hour and almost time for sunrise. I think it gives a feeling of moonlight because of the snow 🙂

      • #393451
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        Amazingly beautiful 🙂

      • #393579
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Wonderful Dahlia!

      • #393607
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Forebodingly magnificent.

      • #394176
        davidc
        Participant

        This is very good Dahlia. Reminds me of wild camping.

      • #394206
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        On my wish list Dahlia!

      • #394589
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        The splash of light on the mountaintop is wonderful.

    • #393245
      Roger Wehage
      Participant

       

      Bobbin of thread
      #shotonmoment macro lens and iPhone XR

      Bobbin of Thread

      • #393608
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Thanks for the memories. My mother used many a bobbin.

      • #393850
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Great details in the image Roger 🙂

      • #394590
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        I love this image.   Everyday life up close,  bobbin and thread hues  really add to this.

    • #393249
      Roger Wehage
      Participant

      Old and gray; looking forward to retirement.

      North-central Montana, view looking north.

      Abandoned granary north-central Montana.

      • #393264
        chris pook
        Participant

        lol, very good, and great caption.  I feel like that.  😉

        • #393562
          Holly K
          Participant

          This is the leaning tower of _________ 🙂

      • #393589
        Preston
        Participant

        My uncle always says, “Weebles wobble but don’t fall over.”  I think it fits your picture!

      • #393609
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Retirement may happen with the next gust of wind.

      • #393851
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Wow, very interesting image and love the mood in the frame. Although leaning, it looks quite cheerful 🙂

      • #394177
        davidc
        Participant

        Fun shot well caught Roger

    • #393266
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      • #393304
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Nice portrait Dave.

      • #393310
        Gray B
        Participant

        Fantastic sculpture enhanced by your interpretation.  What’s the story behind it?

        • #393318
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          My thanks to you both. This is one of a few life size bronzes along main street in Joseph Oregon. A small town in the northeast part of the state. There is a foundry nearby and since it opened Joseph has become quite the little hamlet for artists of all media.

          She has weathered to a fine patina but I’ve seen pictures on line of her showing the original colors. I was impressed with the artists attention to detail.

      • #393610
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Impressive.  Always amazes me how a hard metal can be transformed into something so soft and fluid.

        • #393717
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          I had never thought of it that way Pat. An excellent point and I agree 100%.

      • #393852
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Gorgeous Dave and looks almost real 🙂

        • #393896
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Dahlia. Yes, a very talented sculptor indeed.

      • #394591
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        This really works well in B&W, with her in the grasses and below the leaves.

    • #393302
      Beth D
      Participant

      • #393322
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Lovely play of light and shadow.

      • #393853
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Love the dramatic feel in the image caused by light and shadows Beth 🙂

        • #394199
          Beth D
          Participant

          Appreciate that, thank you!

           

      • #394179
        davidc
        Participant

        Do like the light in this one Beth. Well done.

    • #393309
      Gray B
      Participant

      Wow, home or place of worship?  The shadows, reflections and and camera perspective yield a mysterious almost haunted feeling. Nice shot.

      • #393314
        Beth D
        Participant

        Thank you! It’s a chapel in a cemetery.  It sits on the highest part of the cemetery and gets some great light and shadows.

    • #393349
      davidc
      Participant

      Not been on for a while busy with my new Granddaughter.

      Evie 2nd Day-1-4

       

      • #393611
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        The tones seem to suit her well, davidc

      • #393854
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Soft and sweet David 🙂

      • #394118
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Congrats David! Enjoy every moment.

        • #394186
          davidc
          Participant

          Thanks Bobbie. It was more scary than having my kids.

    • #393353
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      slow worm

      slow worm

      • #394187
        davidc
        Participant

        just shows how the camouflage works in the animal world. Lovely shot Tersha

      • #394592
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        This snake has beautiful scale patterns (I studied iN Flikr zoom!)   Great blend with the orange plant above it.

    • #393381
      Preston
      Participant

      If I missed the boat on this week’s theme, please let me know.  Moss and Blue Stone

      @federicoalegria A while back in a weekly summary post you said you wanted to see this in b&w and there’s finally a theme that it fits.  I didn’t go full b&w since I found it more aesthetically pleasing with a bit of brown.  Hope you like it!

      • #393612
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        The different textures in the image with the knives are an earthy complement and contrast to the shining blades. Like the image very much.

        • #393721
          Preston
          Participant

          Thanks Pat! It was originally posted for the New/Old Weekend Photo Challenge, showing 30 years of wear and tear.

      • #394594
        Anne Hornsby
        Participant

        Preston, this is beautiful.  I see 2 dominant colors, although a range of tones in each.

    • #393390
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      I think I may have shared this in a different forum , but it fits.

      Frosty Forests

    • #393392

      PA060453

       

      • #393614
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Looks delicate and fragile. Very pleasing.

      • #393671
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        Lovely shot, in between something cosmic and abstract 🙂

      • #394189
        davidc
        Participant

        Its lonely out in space. Looks like a planet. Great photo David

    • #393393

      P3030764Mono

    • #393394
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Dappled Blue;

      • #394190
        davidc
        Participant

        This looks like it was painted with lots of little dots. Good one Graham

    • #393403
      LeanneC
      Participant

      I approached this challenge a bit differently from others. I took a couple of photos (one recent, one a bit older) and applied the edits suggested in Jason Row’s article. What fun! And I have learned something new. Can’t wait to apply it to my flower photographs! Here are the results:

      Forever Young (monotone)

      Forever Young (split tone)

      Supernova Seed (monotone)

      Seed (split tone)

       

      • #393580
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        All good Leanne, it’s fun, isn’t it, I’ve been trying it out too!

      • #393615
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Leanne, the sepia/blue toned portrait stopped me! Looks natural, yet with a different twist.

      • #394191
        davidc
        Participant

        Super stuff Leanne. Going to find the article and have a go. 🙂

    • #393487
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Oliver & Ramona

      • #393492
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        🙂 Cats make great models. Period.

      • #393616
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Well suited to monochrome – but they aren’t looking too happy!

        • #393892
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          I was interrupting their loving bath together.

          • #394001
            Pat Garrett
            Participant

            Tsk Tsk! No wonder the facial expressions then.

      • #393855
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Wow their eyes, love them both Kent 🙂

      • #393870
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        Indeed, cats are perfect models! Always self-confident 🙂

        • #393894
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          Yes, they are. Thanks for the comment Jasenka.

      • #394147
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Oh boy! Great.

      • #394192
        davidc
        Participant

        Great CATch Kent. The one on the right looks well cheesed off.

    • #393542
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Duotone is something I’ve not explored very much at all. This challenge is making me think.

      • #393546
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        That’s beautiful Pat. Nice placement of focus.

        • #393555
          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          Thank you, Kent. Appreciate your comment.

      • #393755
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Lovely Pat, that worked beautifully!

      • #394119
        Bobbie
        Participant

        This could be a wonderful image for a wedding album. The toning makes it look “differently elegant”.
        I’ve been looking for enough time to try this technique since it’s a new for me also but it look like I’ll have to wait some more (first week of term is a time challenge).

    • #393543
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Not sure if this is the concept for portraits

      • #393547
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        That’s a great shot Pat, and perfect for this challenge!

        • #393556
          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          Thank you, Kent. Some of those articles may be sinking in after all.

      • #393572
        Holly K
        Participant

        Nice portrait!  Did you de-saturate the color and add a little yellow?

        • #393617
          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          Holly, I first converted from color to B/W (chose a lower saturated BW filter) and adjusted the highlights, shadows and exposure to my liking, Readjusted the contrast (slight decrease) and added a sepia toned filter. Then readjusted again and sharpened. I tried adding some yellow first and just didn’t appeal to me.

      • #393718
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Great job at transforming both these images. 🙂

      • #394194
        davidc
        Participant

        That’s a fine portrait Pat.

      • #394301
        Dawn
        Participant

        You really captured character.  It makes me wonder about his life stories.  Very nice!

        • #394457
          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          Thanks, Dawn – a jovial man with huge hands and a heart to match. Works the earth, also a carver. He is wearing his Grandfather’s hat and his grandfather meant everything to him.

    • #393573
      Holly K
      Participant

      All aboard!

      • #393722
        Preston
        Participant

        The subdued red sign really pops in this photo to me.  I love how the focal point is something so plain against a busy background.

      • #393728
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Nice tones Holly.

      • #393754
        Preston
        Participant

        For some reason my response reposted your photo Holly.  Here’s what i wanted to say:

         

        The subdued red sign really pops in this photo to me.  I love how the focal point is something so plain against a busy background.

        • #393949
          Holly K
          Participant

          Thank you, Preston!

      • #394195
        davidc
        Participant

        Love the way you have faded the red out Holly. Super shot.

    • #393581
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Trying out split toning …

      split tone seedhead

      split tone forest

      • #393618
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Yellow/green pops.

      • #393641
        Andre P.
        Participant

        This is good work

      • #393712
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        I love both of these Diane!!

      • #393719
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Both are nice but the forest shot has that something special look to it.

      • #393856
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        These are awesome Daine 🙂

      • #393942
        Leesa
        Participant

        I think this forest is enchanted! I love it.

      • #394047
        Preston
        Participant

        I love the forest scene Diane.  Great color choice!

      • #394196
        davidc
        Participant

        Both these are great Tersha. 🙂

      • #394209
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Love the trees Diane!

      • #394374
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        Yellow and green really go well together in the second photo!

    • #393640
      Andre P.
      Participant

      As if the photo had been treated in a Chromogenic photographic process (used for developing Ektachrome etc color reversal film) – with Nik Color Efex

    • #393716
      Sal Shaf
      Participant

      Monotone.....

    • #393720
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Split tone. Old church. Flora Oregon.

      • #393768
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Split tone suits it. Like the textural detail.

        • #393898
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks for your comment Pat. The color combinations available with split toning seem endless. Had found one I liked better than this but couldn’t duplicate it. Lesson learned. The grass is NOT always greener on the other side of the fence. 🙂

    • #393759
      Holly K
      Participant

      The Reader

    • #393857
      Tom M
      Participant

      Country Barn

       

      • #393950
        Holly K
        Participant

        Such a peaceful image!

    • #393874
      Peter Why
      Participant

      Could be anywhere but definitely MonoButtefly in a mono world

    • #393876
      Anne M
      Participant

      Loving the crows. A bit like ‘Darth’. ?Loving The Crows

    • #393882
      Suzie Fenton
      Participant

      Metal Tree, St. Louis Art Museum

    • #393883
      AJ
      Participant

      El Viejo San JuanOld San Juan.

      • #394247
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I like the high contrast treatment here.

        • #394300
          Dawn
          Participant

          I’m with Dave.  I really like the contrast overall and also the light on one side of the street and shade on the other.  Very sharp.  Nicely done!

           

    • #393901
      Walter Johannesen
      Participant

      An Egg – Ein Ei – Un oeuf

      • #394004
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        So simple, so hard to capture, so captivating – to me anyway.

      • #394211
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Well done Walter.

      • #394249
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Nice example of a partial eggclipse.

    • #393903
      Andrew Tucker
      Participant

      Balboa Park, San Diego infrared

      My first post here, I took this a few years ago in Balboa Park, San Diego. Clouds were perfect for infrared.

      • #394000
        Tom M
        Participant

        What an excellent first post Andrew…

      • #394299
        Dawn
        Participant

        Beautiful!  It seems surreal, but at the same time anchored by such a beautiful building.  Love it!

         

    • #393904
      Walter Johannesen
      Participant

      Construction

      • #393940
        Leesa
        Participant

        Very cool! I could see this hanging as art in modern décor.

      • #394002
        Tom M
        Participant

        Very cool,Walter. How was this done? Double exposure? Love the choice of red…

         

      • #394012
        Roland Tuley
        Participant

        Beautiful. Love the color choice.

         

    • #393933
      Marina
      Participant

      Leaving the harbour

       

    • #393935
      rjmccor
      Participant

      Fog on the Beach

    • #393936
      rjmccor
      Participant

      Fog on the Beach

    • #393937
      rjmccor
      Participant

    • #393939
      Leesa
      Participant

      Mexican Petunia<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

      It wasn’t until I photographed these flowers that I noticed how much texture their petals have.

      I hope to have time to play with the split tone feature soon. Thanks for the informative links to this technique.

      • #394020
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Love this Leesa, the detail in the petals is wonderful!

      • #394250
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        “…the detail in the petals is wonderful!”

        I agree.

    • #393943
      suza
      Participant

      Old book, old flowers.

      old book, old flowers

      • #394008
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        A simple subject, wonderful textures,  very appealing.

        • #394040
          suza
          Participant

          PatGarrett, thanks for the comment. Glad you like it!

      • #394251
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Nicely done. Your treatment fits the subject perfectly.

        • #394303
          suza
          Participant

          Thank you, Dave!

    • #393944
      Keith
      Participant

      Airport of a Bygone EraThis is a beautiful, old fashioned grass strip airport. Very quiet on a winter day, but active and a fun place to visit on a nice summer day.  Processed in Affinity Photo on my iPad.

    • #393946
      Antony Sendall
      Participant

      Inspired by Man Ray

      An image inspired by the amazing images that the surrealist photographer Man Ray took of Kiki de Montparnasse. The image is toned and textured.

      • #394030
        ElinL
        Participant

        Wonderful image, Antony ! The shadows and posture of the model create a great composition. Tattoos, eye make-up and the expression on her face fit, so do the tone and texture – very Man-Rayish (he is a favourite). This is art ! Wish I could see a larger version.

    • #393947
      Brian M
      Participant

      mandolin mania

      • #394011
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Has “Fun” written all over it. Without color,  the facial expressions jumped out at me.

      • #394298
        Dawn
        Participant

        You really captured the joy of the moment!

         

    • #393948
      Marina
      Participant

      Alongside

      • #394114
        Holly K
        Participant

        I like the diagonal netting in the foreground.

    • #393951
      Marina
      Participant

      Taken aboard the Swedish ketch Valkyrien while leaving harbour in the Danish regatta for classic ships Fyn-Rundt round the island of Fyn

    • #393952
      Marina
      Participant

      Taken aboard the Swedish ketch Valkyrien during the annual Danish regatta for classic ships, Fyn-Rundt round the island of Fyn, Denmark.

      • #394309
        Dorothy
        Participant

        Breathtaking. I am transported in time and the monotone really lends to the feeling. I really like the pov through the rigging, brilliant framing.

    • #393953
      Srijan Nayak
      Participant

    • #393954
      Joel
      Participant

    • #393955
      Angelina Reese
      Participant

      Magical

      This pic is titled “Magical” and was taken at a local balloon festival.

      • #394297
        Dawn
        Participant

        Nice!  I like the comparison of the huge balloon and tiny people.

    • #393956
      Angelina Reese
      Participant

      Duotone Granary

      This is a duotone pic titled “Granary”.

      • #394005
        Tom M
        Participant

        Love the blue color choice used…

         

    • #394009
      Roland Tuley
      Participant

      Fog in a Rivertown
      My first post here. Looking for any constructive criticism. Other sites it seems i get several likes but no comments so not learning much from them.

      • #394034
        Marina
        Participant

        I like the image a lot, however if you had moved a little to the right you might have cut out the white wall which is a little distracting. I always find myself moving around to cut out the worst distractions in the viewfinder. Just noticed the sign right in front of the tree so whichever way you shoot, you are not going to get a “clean” subject and sometimes you just have to accept it or get rid of it in post production.

      • #394252
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        A better place to post images when looking for critique is the shark tank. But since you asked. Sit down on the road and pan right. Low or high vantage points “usually” make for a more interesting POV.  Too much wasted space on top and the road fading away to the right would be of more interest than what I see now on the left. And as Marina mentioned the sign is just a distraction.

    • #394027
      Beverley Pohlner
      Participant

      Hi only the second time I have posted anything on here, but just happened to edit this image yesterday of the reflections in our local man made small lake. I thought it interesting and hope you do too.

    • #394038

      "Snow Painted Trees"

      • #394307
        Dorothy
        Participant

        I love this.  It is like an etching!  So well done and I almost missed the building (hide?) in the woods.

    • #394041

       

      Coronado Bridge Duo

       

    • #394042

      Salk Institute 

      • #394046
        Preston
        Participant

        Excellent symmetry!

    • #394043
      Jacques Brierre
      Participant

      Nice looking at all these awesome photos!!

      that tree will be a pecan come spring.

      • #394460
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Very soft and delicate yet well defined branches. Very tranquil image.

    • #394045
      Preston
      Participant

      Really enjoyed this challenge and enjoy everyone’s photos.  Split/duo toning is awesome!

      • #394115
        Holly K
        Participant

        The cat is saying, “Here comes the ‘hooman’ with his camera…” 🙂

    • #394052
      Steve
      Participant

      Well at the AlamoSaw this well at The Alamo and found it interesting.

    • #394057
      Lincoln
      Participant

      Horizontal flipWhich do you prefer?  the child looking past you at what or looking (more or less) into their face?

      Also, crop more to “thirds rule”!!

       

      • #394090
        Tom M
        Participant

        Awful small photo to really see, Lincoln. Try and resubmit at a bigger image…

         

      • #394241
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Did I enter the Twilight Zone or does anyone else just see Rob’s photo from the first post flipped horizontally?

      • #394461
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Preferred the original.

    • #394077
      Vicki
      Participant

      Truck Beacon

    • #394079
      Gray B
      Participant

      Lambo Dreaming

      Sorry for the late entry but I’ve been out driving my new car 🙂

      Lamborghini Dreaming

      • #394462
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Well understood, Gray B. Is  it my turn to drive it now?

    • #394080
      Starman
      Participant

      White hot Airshow, temperature on the day aptly captured.

      White Hot

    • #394095
      Dorothy
      Participant

      Okay, this is my first time here and the email that got me here said “Don’t get hung up on any rules (photography or forum related). Just show us what you have in your imagination.” So I recently have become enthralled with monotone and duo tone and here is what I have worked on.  (this is 72 ppi)

      Flower with visitor

       

    • #394099
      Dorothy
      Participant

      Not sure if I can submit more than one but thought I would submit one duo tone and one monotone.  In this one I also played with using a spotlight. (also 72 ppi)

      Heron by Lake

      • #394116
        Holly K
        Participant

        These are very nice photos!  I like the off-center focus.

    • #394104
      Ashfaque Ahmed
      Participant

      at a rail yard

    • #394108
      Ashfaque Ahmed
      Participant

      at nyc

    • #394112
      JC Thrush
      Participant

      new camera, couldn't wait for daylight

    • #394113
      JC Thrush
      Participant

      new camera, couldn’t wait for daylight to try it out.

    • #394149
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Dolomites, Italy.
      I like that the shape of the cloud extends the mountain.
      Please Click for Flickr. (Must see a little bigger)
      Dolimites, Italy

    • #394220
      Dawn
      Participant

      Farmer

    • #394228
      Justin Cale
      Participant

      Moments After Marriage

      On the day that SCOTUS overturned the gay marriage ban, a close friend and I called off of work to go down to the courthouse and photograph/video marriages that took place for free, as we were both incredibly excited for all involved. The man on the right had just gotten married after waiting 17 years to do so, and was sharing a thoughtful moment with two of their friends. To date, this is still one of the most moving images I feel I have ever made.

      • #394388
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Justin, good story and good work video and photo for free of this special occasion.
        (Especially because it was your choice to do it for free and not being asked doing it for free)

    • #394238
      samet
      Participant

      South Africa ,near cape town.

    • #394253
      Brian M
      Participant

      Vermont. 12/2018

    • #394263
      Max
      Participant

      Tree growing through the hood of an old car, sitting on a large farm.

      • #394463
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Long term parking, I’m thinking. Great find.

        • #394558
          Max
          Participant

          Lesson…obey alternate side parking laws…haha  Thanks for looking.

    • #394285

      Barn Owl

      Barn Owl

       

      • #394315
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Great shot David. Barn owl nicely separated from the BG. Matching arc of wing and stump adds a lot to the overall composition. If this was ST I’d suggest cropping the bottom off to just above the small part of the stump on the left narrowing the entire image. Also eliminate the grass in front of the stump.  A really nice bird of prey photograph that fits this weeks challenge to a T. Nice work.

      • #394386
        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Very Nice David.

    • #394302
      Jim W
      Participant

      Last fall, I traveled to Spain and flew in to the Madrid Airport. As soon as I deplaned, I was in awe of the architecture of the terminal. The lines, the shapes, the colors were all incredible. We had a couple hours to catch our next flight, so I told my traveling companions  to stay put at a coffee shop while I set off wandering around the concourse with my camera. Despite the great colors present, I decided to try BW them to this image. I love it. How about you?

    • #394321
      Dorothy
      Participant

      I am already learning new things, thanks to LeanneC for mentioning Jason Row’s article.  Now have a better understanding of duo tone, I followed Jason’s article (except tweaked it a little as I only use Photoshop) and took a photo I had of a drive thru that I found interesting and gave it a purple tone (a little more than just a hint as I really wanted to see the effect and get a feel for it).  Both photos follow for comparison.  This was the original.

      drive thru

       

    • #394322
      Dorothy
      Participant

      This is with the duo tone exaggerated purple.

      drive thru duo tone

    • #394351
      Angel M. Sesma
      Participant

      Red and black duotone: “The hunter”


      (Sorry, I don’t know why the image is not shown in its original portrait format)

    • #394369
      Andre P.
      Participant


      Common (or hedge) bindweed in sepia

    • #394370
      Andre P.
      Participant


      Split-tone

    • #394389
      Darren
      Participant

      Model@Henness

      • #394471
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very sixties, Darren!

    • #394390
      Brad
      Participant

      Abandoned schoolhouse (monotone)Monotone might work better if I want to make this spooky, but duotone seems better for showing aging and deterioration.

    • #394391
      Brad
      Participant

      Abandoned schoolhouse (duotone)

    • #394431
      Teresa
      Participant

      I’m a little late to the party but here is my first ever submission.

       

      Edgar and the Tent

    • #394472
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Last one from me, Mono Apple ….

      mono apple

    • #394474
      Tanika Dennie
      Participant

      Community 13, Medellin Colombia

    • #394492

      Late entry 😛

    • #394569
      paul Macefield
      Participant

      first time here, so I think I’m a bit late.  However here is my entry.  I love spiders and here is one.  hope you likeShadow spider

    • #394597
      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      986 ca 2 redc

    • #394640
      Tom M
      Participant

      Another late entry. Had this ready to post a few days ago, but forgot…

       

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