Mono Freesias


LennyBloke

Link Posted 22/07/2021 - 21:30





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LennyBloke

Link Posted 22/07/2021 - 21:55
...and another type of flower that I haven't a clue what it is.....





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swarf

Link Posted 23/07/2021 - 21:20
Might be St John's Wort - if it's bright yellow, it probably is.

Lovely image, no matter what flower.

Phil
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 23/07/2021 - 21:54
swarf wrote:
Might be St John's Wort - if it's bright yellow, it probably is.

Lovely image, no matter what flower.

Phil

Spot on Phil - just googled it and it appears to be a Hypericum hidcote (St John's Wort 'Hidcote' plant) - Cheers
LennyBloke

pschlute

Link Posted 24/07/2021 - 07:50
Lovely images
Peter



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PRYorkshire

Link Posted 24/07/2021 - 08:36
Lovely, particularly like the hypericum, beautiful rim lighting effect.
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psburnley

Link Posted 24/07/2021 - 09:35
Number 3 is an excellent image. Suspect that the colour version would not be as good.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 24/07/2021 - 11:13
Thanks for all the comments...

psburnley wrote:
Number 3 is an excellent image. Suspect that the colour version would not be as good.

...not sure the colour is as good - what do you think?





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swarf

Link Posted 24/07/2021 - 12:25
Definitely the monochrome version for me - far 'punchier'.

Phil
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 24/07/2021 - 12:40
Well, you've certainly convinced me that mono is the way to go for hypericum.

There's a monstrous bush in my front garden that flowers profusely and the flowers are the subject of a few (or more) photos every year. However, the results never quite seem to work and I've not been sure why. Having seen the difference that a mono conversion makes, the urge to experiment with some "nearly but not quite" pictures is growing...

As for the freesias - lovely pictures, but I'd never have guessed the plant without its colour!

Steve

psburnley

Link Posted 24/07/2021 - 13:17
The mono wins by quite a difference. Maybe your skill with processing adds something else.... A tip I picked up from a photoshoot was to use a phone camera set to mono to take a test photo, especially of plants and flowers - surprising how different things look.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 24/07/2021 - 16:53
I often find that when an image is dominated by one colour but with several shapes and textures it can be enhanced by converting to mono - the range of shades appears to be greater when you are working from white to black as opposed to light yellow to dark yellow, especially when mono allows you to push those extremes further. I think the Freesias show the same characteristics, one of the flowers was White and the other Yellow.

I've done the same with this bush Steve - many images mostly not quite good enough!

Sorry Peter - what's a "phone camera"?
LennyBloke
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