Another edition of Stacy Fischer’s After Before Forum is just around the corner. Stacy hosts the weekly event on her blog Visual Venturing, where every Friday few of us try to explain post-processing and showcase original and processed images.
Usually, we post two photos – the before and the after image. In my constant pursuit of something new, this week I opted for three images.
This is the first photo I took specifically for the Monochrome Madness Challenge. In the past, I would choose one of the photos I took over the years and try to turn it into a monochrome image.
When I looked at this image, I was curious to see if I could make the continuation of post-processing. When I converted it to b&w, it struck me how it looked like it was taken at night. So, I went further, trying to get the atmosphere of different parts of the day.
Post-processing was done in a good old PicMonkey, the easiest program you can use. As you can see in screenshots below, I made marginal changes in exposure and color.
The real difference came when I used two effects. For the “Sunset” I used “Soft” effect, to get warmer, smoother image. For the “Midnight” I used “Orton” to get that deeper, darker feel.
I don’t know if this experiment made any sense to you, but I am intrigued by the final result. One thing I learnt – you can play endless games with a good image.