Black & White Sunday: After and Before

Well, here goes for a bit of post-processing jiggery pokery. The first image is the monochrome processed version, which I thinks adds a bit of drama, sets the mood, and is as I saw the place in my mind’s eye (So, it was a decade ago, but I know what my mind envisaged, OK!)

Abandoned Manor House endless doors 2

And this is where it began, a JPEG image taken with a tinpot little 4MB Pentax Optio:

Abandoned Manor House endless doors 1

Oh to have seen this place just a year or so before, when no attempts at restoration had been commenced…. The eagle eyed amongst you will have maybe guessed this is the same place that the staircase with the pattern of light from the window came from. (I’ve found another image of that one, a little further away, might publish it.)

I remembered I should have had image shown above somewhere, when I saw a rather similar photograph on a book cover the other day, fittingly entitled ‘The Past’….

Over to Paula’s here for more Black & White Sunday.

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27 comments

  1. I much prefer the black & white version, Sue. I agree with you about the drama.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Sue

      Good! I have actually made a colour version where the texture has been brought out, but for this post I thought I would show the absolute original!

  2. The black and white edit definitely has more drama; but because the composition is really good (and the colour palette appealling) I like the colour version too.

  3. Totally agree with the previous comments: B&W adds some more drama to the image…

  4. For me it’s the colour version, if I need a preference. It’s so gentle: I can do without drama. And I don’t want texture either.

  5. I like them both. See all comments and responses. 😁

    janet

  6. Wonderful shot, Sue. The B&W does have the ege. 🙂

  7. Lovely perspective. The B&W appears to have more detail, but otherwise I prefer the subtle colour tones of the second.

  8. Pingback: BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-05 | Lost in Translation

  9. Oh yes, better contrasts, better depth of field. I love it in monochrome, Sue. 🙂 Thank you.

  10. Such a strong image in the black and white, Sue, but I think I might just prefer the mystical one from the other day. You wizard, you! 🙂 🙂 Happy Monday!

  11. B&W – no doubt.

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