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A life with flowers ... II by Ell-on-Wheels

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Those of you wonderful bubblers who regularly come to visit my work, will know that I have a penchance for black and white photography ;o) So I thought I’d try this recent image in b/w too … I do love the colour version for those bright orange secateurs, but the ‘b/w person’ in me wanted to see how this would work in b/w also …

Original colour image converted to Mono in Paint.Net, then basic Canon software tone curve tweak, with a lift of contrast … the original colour image is here :o)

Canon 50D, 50mm f1.8
St.Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne
Available light, no flash, Hand-held

728 views, 16 faves – 31st October 2012
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Original shoot info: shoot mode: manual
Tv: 1/30, Av: 1.8, ISO: 400, Focal: 50mm, White bal: auto

Capturing people being people, and the finer details of four and two wheeled blingy classic automotives – two fave ‘topics’ of imagery :-))

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  • SRana
    SRanaalmost 4 years ago

    yay! the black n white in you wins. super happy for that. this is really fantastic Ell…super sharp n amazing tones

  • LOL! Yeah, the b/w person wins!! :-D
    Thank you so much for your support Shane, greatly appreciated!! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Chris Curnow
    Chris Curnowalmost 4 years ago

    Breathtaking Ell!

  • Thanks so much Chris :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • K8Karsten
    K8Karstenalmost 4 years ago

    Yes Ell Black and white creates mystery….I love this….I had my own flower business for years….those secaturs are very familiar….the detail in her hand…. fantastic!!!

  • “had my own flower business for years”

    Wow!! Really?? :-o

    Thanks so very much MsKate :o))
    The colour version I like for those secateurs BUT just love the detail b/w can bring out, like the tendons & veins in her hand! :o))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • K8Karsten
    K8Karstenalmost 4 years ago

    Yes Ell the black and white creates mystery….I love this image…I had my own flower business…..those secateurs are very familiar…the detail in her hands…she must be in her late 80’s….90’s…thats what makes this such a great shot…great capture :)

  • Easily in her late 70’s early 80’s …
    Even so, she was/is certainly spritely! :o)))
    Thanks so much! :o)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • K8Karsten
    K8Karstenalmost 4 years ago

    Sorry hadn’t finished…..blah blah blah blah blah lol!

  • LOL!!! You’re a crack-up MsKate!! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Halmost 4 years ago

    very beautiful!

  • Thank you so much Dinni, and for the fave, honoured! :o))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurralmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture my friend.

  • Thanks so very much, my friend :o))
    Am a bit torn between the colour vs. b/w version, but do like the added texture b/w offers :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 4 years ago

    Those secateurs look like a chatty parrot to me! Love the way they’re dangling beguilingly

  • Hahahahaaa! Thank heavens for your vivid imagination, Georgie!
    Of course, now that you mention it, they do look like a chatty parrot!! LOL! :-D
    Thanks so much! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Sherrie Chavez
    Sherrie Chavezalmost 4 years ago

    On behalf of Nicolette and myself CONGRATULATIONS on becoming the next B&W MASTER!! BEAUTIFUL WORK!!

  • #Thank you so much Sherrie, an unbelievable HONOUR!!! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurralmost 4 years ago

    No comparison, this, in my humnble view is by far the better image. It is so much stronger than the colour version, which is not to say that the colour is a weak image, it’s just this works so well. It is still a stunning work. G

  • Hello my friend :o))
    Have taken a while to reply as I’m so biased these days towards b/w ;o)
    I adore the detail b/w offers and in this case for me, the years of ‘experience’ expressed in her hand’s casual comfortable two-finger clasp of the secateurs, and the coiled metal spring … to name a few details … for this, I prefer the b/w, yet the bright orange secatuers in the colour version is aluring … the jury is hung!! ;o)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

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