For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70, Patti is our host, and she is inviting us to explore the world of monochrome– which includes black and white and sepia, as well as different shades of one color.
Patti also allows us, for an extra challenge, to try using a selective color – which is easily done in Lightroom for example. Just take out all colours (saturation) in the colour table – except the one you decide to keep. Sometimes you will find it gives the image that little ”extra touch”.
I have chosen one B&W ( a sweet meeting on the steps in Mariacka Street, Gdansk ) and three with selective colour – looking forward to Your posts!
We had a lot of fun with all the Doubles for Tina last week – thank you for posting with such great variety and creativity!
Next week it is my turn (Leya) to host challenge #71, so please be
sure to stop by and find out what is on the table!
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Hi Leya, I love how you have selectively used splashes of color in your monochrome photos. VERY creative! Here’s my submission for this topic
Thank you so much, Babsje! I had great fun with it.
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The first image of the cat on the steps, and there appears to be something going with the person extending their hand to the cat.
Yes, she had just patted him and then she started to play with him!
So nice, I really like that cat image 🙂
You make me smile now – because I loved it even if it might seem a bit weird to some!
nice take on the theme – and lilac is my top one here – so clever
Thank you – my favorite too.
Oh and I just saw your theme this week! Creepy is completely fun- and be back later to join in Leya ☀️
Can’t wait! Happy you think it is funny!
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Wonderful selections … unique.
Thank you so much, dear Isadora.
Wow! These photos are so striking – the selective color process does look like fun. I must learn how to do that at some point. I don’t have that software, but I am very intrigued. 🙂
Yes, thank you, it is very much fun! I do think any program allows it!
Likeable lilac Gdansk street
Haha – you are so funny with words, Abrie.
Loved how you used selective colors, Anne-Christine. Very striking. ❤
So glad you appreciated them! It is a fun thing to experiment with.
All these are such an amazing captures for this week. Really loved them 🙂
Glad to have shared them with you, Hammad!
I like the pops of color in that last picture in particular.
Thank you – that is my favorite as well!
Beautifully done! I don’t see a lot of selective color and have never tried it myself, but in these shots it works so well.
So happy to share them – I seldom use selective colours either!
Your photo choices are exceptional – I can’t pick a favorite. I do like the first one – the action/anticipation you captured in it is a great composition. I don’t have Lightroom. What you did with the photos intrigues me to consider getting it. Nice job!!
So glad you liked the little fun I had, Shelley! You can surely do this in any program – it does not have to be Lightroom!
Yes, I did. Really…? I use Windows 10 photo editor, I need to play around with it more to see if I can figure out how to do that!
I don’t know that program, but if you have the possibility to enhance and saturate the colours, then you can also take down the colors!
Hmm…I’m going to ask my daughter if she can figure it out. She uses Photoshop, but maybe she can see if my ‘free’ with the computer software can do something like it? Thank you for the encouragement to try something new!
Nice selective coloring!
Thank you, Tatiana! Sometimes it fits and sometimes not.
Yes, what she said!
Excellent monochromes, Ann-Christine! I love that little touch of color!
Glad you liked them, Sue! Even if B&W is wonderful – I thought I would go for the extra challenge!
I just love the cat!!
Haha – well yes, many people did – patting and talking while walking those steps. He really enjoyed all the fuzz!
I can imagine that🐱🐈
The pops of color make these photos so dramatic! My favorite is the lilac dresses.
Mmm, glad you enjoyed them – and I agree with you. The lilac looks best.
Superb contributions Christine! Love the creativity in those shots. Gdansk … I have one-day memory there back in 1995, a beautiful place!
I’ll meet you there next time you go😊
That looks like a great plan! 😀 I will have a personal photographer like celebrities! 😀
Me too! Maybe in next life?
Noooo…. not that far… I have lot of plans for next life and heavily booked.. however some free slots in this life! 😛
What great pictures Ann-Christine! Love the way you accented one color, makes the image so interesting.
It was fun, thank you, Sylvia! Just like B&W only, it can give the image a new dimension.
Thank you for a lovely comment!
great combination: cat and shoes … 🙂
Glad you appreciated it – maybe sounds weird, but I loved it…;-D
That cat is absolutely adorable, Ann-Christine. Your other shots really highlight the effects of selective colors. I didn’t know it was easy to do in Lightroom. I always use Photoshop. I should try Lightroom, though! Thanks for telling us how to do that!
Hi Patty – thank you for a great challenge this week – I had fun! The cat shot was a really fast one – walking the steps I realized we were meeting over that cat – who did not mind at all. Everybody patting him… And, I caught that shoe too – love those. I had such shoes as a child, and they were my favorites.
☺️I have a soft spot for animals, too. We had a dog and a cat years ago. I still miss them!
I don’t use Lightroom or Photoshop but I love the effect you’ve created here.
Glad to share some fun! I think any photo program has got the possibility of saturation? Then this is an option to have fun!
Cats touch my heart.
Oh, I agree. This was a fun meeting as two people were going down/up the steps, and the cat did not mind.
These extra touches are so creative, beautiful, AC! Really cool!
Glad to share, Amy! I love trying out what colour looks most interesting – and it is so easily done.
Hmmmm…….I must admit I never thought of doing the selective color that way A-C. What a great suggestion! Your images definitely show how effective it is. Lovely post today!
Glad to have come up with something interesting – it is an easy way to have fun!
Interesting set of images, A C!
Having fun! And the first shot was a fast meeting on the steps when I realized that two people were meeting over that sweet cat. And I love the shoe! I always wanted a pair of such shoes…had a pair as a child.
That’s an extraordinary building in Gdansk, Ann-Christine. 🙂 🙂 I don’t use Lightroom either but am always impressed by the effects you can achieve.
Love that building – very impressive it is. And the museum very well organized – but depressive… And, I guess any program for photography has the same possibilities. It is the saturation/nonsaturation that does it.
Very creative and effective use of monochrome and one colour:)
Glad you enjoyed them – I think it is great fun to see how the whole image changes your attitude to it! I usually try several possibilities. If you do, there is always one that stands out to be chosen. And not always the one you thought from the start.
I agree – even just changing from colour to black and white can change a whole image
It does – and sometimes makes a minor revolution!
Astonishing effects. I don’t use Lightroom. Maybe I should investigate. However, my comment is more about the WWII Museum at Gdansk. It’s probably one of the most moving museums I have ever visited. A phenomenal achievement.
A very well organized museum indeed. And it showed all the horrors of that war. Some I could not stand to watch, but having seen films from the war so many times, you still know. Last year (?) it seemed the Polish government tried to stop the museum from opening, but thankfully it did.
I didn’t know that. One of the things that interested me was their view of the war as it played out in England. A different perspective.
Yes, some things really were new to me. Japan vs China brought new light on it as well.