One Four Challenge; Hanging Blossom Monochrome

The one four challenge is where you take one picture and over a month each week edit the picture in a different way.  At the end of the month you have four different images and four different interpretations of the image. You can read more about the challenge here.

This week I decided to take my spring picture and create the obligatory monochrome edition for the One Four Challenge.

hanging white blossom monochrome

I used my own Daguerreotype black and white preset in Lightroom to create a base for my image. This preset is quite heavy on the shadows and I had to brighten them. At the same time, I used the gradient tool to soften the highlights on the right. I finally sharpened and cropped the image.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.
Also remember to check out Robyn’s post for this week.

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17 thoughts on “One Four Challenge; Hanging Blossom Monochrome

  1. The tones are so soft and dreamy in this image. I really like how detailed the stamens are in the front blossom, they really stand out. Great job. 😀

    • Thanks Nic, it was fun tring to balance the softness yet have strong details esp in the main flower. I think because there was already a lot of brightness in blossom creating the effect was a lot easier.

  2. Nice preset, Ben. I really love the monochrome and the opened shadows that reveal more of the beautiful details of the buds. A beautiful combination of soft yet detailed, if that make sense!

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