Monochrome Mondays


Shuttered Window

My husband and I took a European River Cruise in 2015.  I really enjoyed taking photos of the old windows and doors, so don’t be surprised if a few more show up sometime in the future.  This one caught my eye one day on a bus tour on the Pest side of Budapest, Hungary.  It was a challenge to get this photo.  I remember scooting as low as I could in my bus seat because the shuttered window was just above the cobblestone road.





I’ve had this waterfall image in my files for over 6 years taken during a trip to Teton National Park in Wyoming. The original image was shot when the sun was high over head and early in my digital photography days.  I was still shooting all in auto mode and was unhappy with the final photo.  The water was so blown out and the pool in front looked like a white blob. Yet, I didn’t want to delete it, looking at it reminded of a beautiful day spent hiking with my daughter, son in law and grandkids.  I can still hear the water rushing down the hillside and smell the clean air with a hint of the pine as we hiked on the trail.  No doubt we all have similar images in our files.  I decided to see what would happen if it was converted into a Mono image.  After using a preset Mono filter and manipulating some settings, the image took on a different life highlighting the details of the swirling water, various tones in the boulders and fallen trees.

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