Wooded Parsnips

by Coralie Smith
(Motueka, New Zealand)

Digging the last of the parsnips and looking for a still life subject I scrubbed these up, turned them upside down on the chrome plate at the end of the BBQ and they suddenly looked more exotic. Making them monochrome makes them look even more unreal.

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Wind mill

by Kerryn
(Cape Town, South Africa)

An old wind mill on my sister's farm. Since it's pretty much monochrome in its original form, converting to B&W just seemed to make this work all the better.

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First Frost

by Matthew
(Yorkshire, England)

The first frost of the autumn/winter hit England and whilst getting close to the office radiator for warmth, the old style design and shadows caught my eye.

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Michelle

by Koos Fourie
(South Africa)

I have taken a few photographs of Michelle in colour. When I paged through the pictures I decided to convert this specific picture to Monochrome using Photoshop.

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Breakfast Time

by David Weyman
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

I was photographing birds at Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Etobicoke on Lake Ontario west of Toronto when suddenly . . . This photograph was taken at 8:15 a.m. on June 24, 2011.

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Abstract (Curves)

by Anthony Schatzky
(Toronto, ON Canada)

I came upon an aluminum bench which I shot from various points of view. This is one of a number of shots I took.

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Portret

by luba Citrin
(Thornhill, Ont)

There was an opportunity at the Henry's show this weekend to photograph models. Something I have never done before. I loved her outfit and an idea of converting image to b/w, adding sepia tones, grain and vignetting to create old film effect entered my mind right away.

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The Morning After

by Don Stevenson
(Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada)

I wanted to try some black and white images and I remembered the detective movies from the fifties. This seemed to be a stock scene quite often.

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Burnoff

by Bruce Kennedy
(Mississauga, ON, Canada)

Is that smoke from a forest fire or rising early morning mist?

Only a conversion to monochrome black and white (and a little processing) allows the question to be posed.

Driving from Tofino to Port Alberni, I stopped to take some shots of a black bear. I looked up and behind me in the mountains and took this image.

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FRIDAY THE PUSS

by Larry Monczka
(Port Ryerse, Ontario)

"Friday" is charcoal with a light undercoat so a monochrome treatment seemed natural. Somehow, placing him small in the overall picture space gives him more, rather than less presence. Like every great actor, he commands the stage even when he is at rest.

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Our Lady

by Wayne Elliott
(Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

Taken in the Notre Dame des Marins church on the L'ile-aux-Marins near St. Pierre et Miquelon, France. The play of light and shadow called for a b&w treatment.

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Cathedral

by Sam Cox
(Loveland, CO USA)

Saint Luke's Cathedral in Erie, CO

Saint Luke's Cathedral in Erie, CO

In the little town of Erie, CO a few miles west of I-25 north of Denver is a very large and impressive cathedral. I thought it would look good at sunrise, but the orange color of the building was unimpressive in the orange light. But, still, there are lots of interesting tonal values in the picture, so ... black & white to the rescue.

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Jellyfish

by Katherine Keates
(Toronto, ON Canada)

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

The jellyfish is a pleasure to watch and challenging to photograph. This image was shot at the Monterey Aquarium in their stunning underwater observation room.

Inverting the final image and converting to monochrome accentuated the delicacy and intricacy of this most facinating sea creature. The final mounting in an off-center manner was added to create further tension/motion and interest in the final presentation.

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WINGS OVER PHILADELPHIA

by LUIS A VERA
(LAFLIN, PA)

SOME YEARS AGO WHILE ATTENDING A CONFERENCE IN PHILADELPHIA I SAT TO EAT LUNCH BY COLUMBUS BOULEVARD WHEN I NOTICED THE PICUTRED FRIENDS WERE VERY EAGER TO SHARE MY BOUNTY. I THEN HAD A VERY SMALL 2 MEG CAMERA, THE PHOTO YOU SEE IS WHAT I CAPTURED THEN. NO PHOTOSHOP OR MANIPULATION OTHER THAN CONVERSION TO B&W

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Wild Wild West

by Carol Rooney
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

This image was shot on a trip to Alberta. I loved the ruggedness of this image and wanted to give it an antique look to emphasize the timelessness of the Rockies.

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Caramel

by Lorna
(Saskatchewan, Canada)

Caramel to the max!!!

Caramel to the max!!!

Brought nature inside to compliment the grains of two different objects with similar hue.

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Storm Brewing

by Lisa
(Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Sailing in Shelburne Harbour, Nova Scotia. The sky was very dramatic, but there was little wind where we were. Just the calm before the storm.

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Tree Rings

by Wendy Reeve
(Motueka, NZ)

I was trying to salvage a very boring photo of steps when the tree rings on the end of a beam caught my eye. I cropped, edited and in an experiment, turned it to black and white and inverted it. To my amazement this was the result.

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Sentinel

by Tania
(Fort St. John, BC, Canada)

A few years ago, a storm blew down the rest of this big old tree. I keep looking at this out the kitchen window, and as it has weathered, it's become more interesting. The orignal colour version of this stump was nice, but when I converted it to monochrome, that's when I really noticed the interesting texture of the stump - the splinters, the woodpecker holes. It fascinated me even more.

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Lily

by Ron Whitaker
(Halifax, NS, Canada)

Lone Lily

Lone Lily

It was a very dark overcast day. Motivation was low. I learned so much this day when I found bad light is wonderful for some subjects. Since then I can shoot in any light and keep motivation up.

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Rain drops!

by Prerana Khandagale
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

October rains..

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Cameron Lake, Alberta

by Hermen Meijerink
(Peterborough, ON, Canada)

Cameron Lake

Cameron Lake

My wife and I were on a four month road trip this summer.
We spent a week at Waterton National Park and took this image at Cameron Lake. I like this image of Cameron Lake as a black and white much better than the colour version. It seems to have much more depth to it.

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