This month’s image has been interesting to edit. First colour, then black and white, back to colour for some revision, and now I am going back to black and white to make some more changes again. This image has many different zones of contrast and to edit them all and have it look balanced is where I have been tripping up.
I like the over light tones of the revised colour edition I took that edit as a base to build my black and white edition from.
I decided to go for a lighter toned black and white image. I used my faux infrared black and white preset to tone the image. This actually created quite a soft image in the highlights and so i tried to keep the rest of the image on the softer side. I did darken the sky and selectively lighten the tower as I have done in my other edits. I also added a vignette just to darken the edges slightly.
There we are all four renditions of the Buttermilk Tower. Which is your favourite? Let me know in the comment box below.
Also remember to check out Robyn’s post for this week, as this challenge is her brain child.
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17 thoughts on “One Four Challenge; Buttermilk Tower Black and White Revisited”
I think I like week 3 best.
Thanks Mike, week 3 is also my personal favorite as well.
I like the “week 4” version because the tree trunks are viable.
Nice observation Sherry.
Also thanks for taking the time to comment.
What a transformation, Ben! Wk 4 is my favorite.
Week four is quite different to the others, I will agree much softer,
These are all great photos. I would have to pick the black and white as my favorites though. 😀
It is hard sometimes hard to choose between them. For me I like the colour version from week 3.
Impressive building Ben. I really like 4.
Week four is my fav of the black and white versions, the building is quite impressive, in fact the whole castle is.
Week 4 is my favourite. It just glows!
It does have a glow to it doesn’t it. Good observation.
Week two. Like the old fashioned postcard feel.
Week 3 for colour and week 4 for B&W. Overall week 3
Week 4 seems to have a magical presence to it. I almost expect some dragon to fly out at any moment.
I love week 4’s black and white. The light on the trees and in the foreground give a lovely magical glow, perfectly suited to the fairytale-esque tower.
I laugh at fairy tale esq tower, I know what you mean as it could be repunzals tower. Although knowing the history of the tower and castle it is the oppersite.
I like the idea of a lighter/softer version for this image as I have spent so much time making the other versions so contrasted.