Velveteen by Tula Top

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Monochrome conversion in Silver Efex Pro 2

Thought I’d give this a go in monochrome to let the contrasting forms take precedence and took a subdued approach to make the dew drops sparkle. The original is below.

Thanks for viewing! And by the way, it looks a little better LARGE! ;)

The original Velveteen Green:


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  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williamsalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot! I really like both versions, but prefer the monochrome!

  • Thank you, Mark. I’m leaning toward the monochrome, too.

    – Tula Top

  • John Morton
    John Mortonalmost 3 years ago

    So good Tula. This is so sharp when viewed large that i almost cut myself. Superb.

  • Great, now I have to add Band-Aids to my list of endebtedness to you. Thank you, John. ;)

    – Tula Top

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Nice work Tula.

  • Thank you, Sir Warren!

    – Tula Top

  • JoeDavisPhoto
    JoeDavisPhotoalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice! I like them both, but the black and white is my favorite! Just by looking at it, I can feel the velvet.

  • Thanks for that, Joe! I wasn’t sure the soft textures would translate over with the conversion, so I’m glad to hear you say it. Cheers, my friend!

    – Tula Top

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscamblealmost 3 years ago

    Lovely work Tula! Wonderful shapes and textures. Love the lighting and tones. And those droplets just finish it off beautifully.

  • Thanks, Jordan! Greatly appreciate your perspective and compliments!

    – Tula Top

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful in mono too !! – Love it !!

  • Thank you, Gail! :)

    – Tula Top

  • Joe Powell
    Joe Powellalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent image, I like both images, but the monochrome is my favorite.

  • Thank you kindly, Joe! Seems the monochrome is decidedly in the lead. :)

    – Tula Top

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – Tula Top

  • tdn14277
    tdn14277almost 3 years ago

    Stunning in mono, great work Tula!

  • Thanks, Tim. I was very relieved that it translated so well. Cheers. :)

    – Tula Top

  • Kris Montgomery
    Kris Montgomeryalmost 3 years ago

    They’re both great Tula. The monochrome is the winner.

  • Thanks, scalett, appreciate the input!

    – Tula Top

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