I finally shot something new! I didn’t think I would have time to edit these images but I made time and pleased with the result. Admittedly I lean on SilverFX to do most of my black and white work but this time I did it all in Lightroom with only a bit of tweaking in Photoshop for the final product. When you do black and white or monochromatic work its all about tonal separation. There is more than just black and white, the shades and tones give the image depth. The separation between these twos creates visual interest to draw the the viewers eye. So remember when doing black and white conversions, there is more than just hitting the black and white button and calling it done. Play with the color sliders, dodge and burn, use the curves tool, don’t be afraid to add more light and dark areas. It’s all about the greater image to create an impression of something more then a two dimensional image.
For those wondering, the go everywhere Ricoh GR too all these shots. Kept it in 28mm set the aperture to 5.6 and let the camera handle the rest.