A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed. ~ Ansel Adams
“Monochrome photography is photography where the image produced has a single hue, rather than recording the colours of the object that was photographed. It includes all forms of black-and-white photography, which produce images containing tones of grey ranging from black to white. Other hues besides grey, such as sepia, cyan or brown can also be used in monochrome photography. Monochrome photography is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world.” ~ As described by Wikipedia is a form of photography that I love. Some images unfortunately don’t always make good black and white images but for me that has been a rarity. I just love playing around with Gradient Maps in Photoshop as well as using Lightroom Presets as a starting point for my photo editing process.
Below are a selection of images which have been processed in monochrome….
Wooden bridge at Sheffield Park Gardens
A photograph of a rose taken in the rose garden at Chartwell, Kent – the former home of the late Sir Winston Churchill.
A photograph of a man at the Medieval Merriment Festival in Rochester.
A little girl at the Rochester Sweeps Festival in 2013
A little egret at Northward Hill Nature Reserve grooming its wing.
A photograph of a daffodil taken at Chartwell
A photograph of a capsule at the top of the London Eye
A monochrome photograph of the rear of Down House in Kent
A photograph of a yacht on the River Medway at Upnor in Kent
A HDR panoramic monochrome photograph of Leeds Castle, in Maidstone Kent.
A photograph of the seafront at Reculver in Kent.
Under the pier at St Leonards on Sea
Tall Ships Greenwich 2014
A bridge at the Venetian in Las Vegas
The rear of Down House – the home of the late Charles Darwin
A monochrome photograph of the main house at Nymans in West Sussex.
A black and white photograph of a white hydrangea taken at Pashley Manor Gardens in East Sussex.
Photograph of a boat jetty at Lake Windermere in Cumbria
Monochrome photograph of Scotney Castle Ruins
Walkway at Belmont House and Gardens
Tall Ships Greenwich 2014
Canadian Goose at Allington Locks
A monochrome photograph of Leeds Castle in Maidstone Kent.
Waves at Joss Bay in Kent
A photograph of a little pond at Leeds Castle, near Maidstone in Kent.
Bird on a Fence
A monochrome photograph of the main house at Great Comp Gardens, near Sevenoaks in Kent.
Chrysanthemum taken at Belmont House and Gardens
A monochrome photograph of Stratford London.