Monochromatic Musings

The theme from the photo challenge for the week beginning 11th September (yes, I am running a little behind again) is monochromatic.

Monochromatic is not simply black and white, though this is a good example. A monochromatic image is one that is composed of different gradients of the same colour. So another example would be sepia images. You can also find good examples without any editing – grassy meadows, sea views with blue skies etc, though there may be slight incursions in these examples from other items they would be largely monochromatic.

I have below here a selection of edited and natural monochromatic shots for you viewing, starting with the natural monochromatic images and then the photos I have manipulated to a monochrome aspect.

All photos were taken by me, all taken with my Fujifilm Finepix HS20EXR with the exception of four photos. The sunset, the photo from Witley Court and the two from Fountains Abbey, which were taken on a Fujifilm X-E2 with 18-55mm lens. If you click on the photo you will be taken to the Flickr page with the EXIF information if you want to see it.

I’ll start off with the more tenuously monochromatic image. This is a natural occurring one, looking up the hill to Bolsover Castle at dusk on a misty day. Though there is more than one colour they are very muted so thought I could get away with this one – at a push:

Up tp Bolsover Castle

This next one is the road bridge across the Firth of Forth, looking into bright sunlight with blue skies and water and silhouettes keeping the monochromatic look:

Firth of Forth Road Bridge

This next image was a fairly straight forward one, a plasma ball in a dark room so there is nothing to see apart from the plasma:

Plasma

This is a sunset looking out over the fields near home. I was fortunate with this as I went out to take a different photo but was too late to get what I was after but was fortunate to get this in its place:

Fields of Gold

The final naturally coloured photo was a simple choice – a red rose:

Rose

Next up then are a few photos that I took in colour and then converted to either black and white or sepia. Though I love the colour versions of these photos there just seems to be something I prefer to the monochrome versions.

The next four photos were all taken at The Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant in July 2015. With these being such classic/vintage aircraft I wanted to have that kind of feel to the photos which was why I decided to convert them to monochrome.

Eon Primary Glider:

EoN Primary Glider

Bristol F2b featuring members of The Great War Society:

Bristol F2b

Bristol Blenheim

Bristol Blenheim

Supermarine Seafire Mk XVII

Seafire Mk XVII

This is Dollar, a bald eagle resident at The Raptor Foundation:

Dollar the Bald Eagle

This is the Perseus and Andromeda Fountain at Witley Court in full flow:

Witley Court

The final two photos I wanted to share for this theme are from Fountains Abbey, a National Trust Property in Yorkshire.

Looking through the entrance arch along the nave:

Fountains Abbey

Looking along the laybrothers refectory all the way to the end of the cellarium:

Vaulted Ceiling
So there are some of my monochromatic musings.

 

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”

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6 thoughts on “Monochromatic Musings

    1. Hi Laura, thank you for your kind words and thank you for your nomination – I’ll be working on my follow up for you shorty 🙂

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