For the most part, any sort of post processing I do for photos used on this blog is for correction only – fixing an exposure that’s too dark or too bright, or maybe sharpening a photo that turned out a bit soft. I don’t like to make too many alterations to my photos, because as a travel blogger I like to be able to present places as they actually are, in color and not overly processed.
With the exception of Instagram, I rarely have the opportunity to play around with filters, presets, or actions, but I love how with just one click, you can change the whole mood of a photo, so today I’m trying something a little different. Having already shared about the Eiffel Tower (in color) on Wednesday, today I’ve got photos of the same famous landmark using my favorite post processing technique – black and white conversions.
There are so many ways you can transform a photo with B&W conversions, but for these, I mainly stuck to two different styles. For the photos with us in them, I wanted to convey a softer, more romantic feeling. (Like the old faded postcard look in the one of Cory and me.) For the photos of the city and the tower, I wanted them to look bolder (and in the case of the one through the cables, a little grittier) in B&W than they did as originals, and I’m quite pleased with how they turned out given my amateur editing skills.
My favorite from this series of photos of the Eiffel Tower in monochrome is the one through the cables of the Paris skyline – I really love the urban look in that one. When I was taking the shot, I avoided including the cables at first until I realized how important they were in setting the scene.
Which was your favorite? Was it because of the style? Or the composition? I’d love a little feedback!
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