Mad March Mono Month

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Ghosthunter, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I have set myself a challenge for the month of March so as from tomorrow (1st March) every image I take regardless of which camera I use will be in Mono/Black & White. I will also be setting the camera to JPG mono setting so no colour version at all to play with. I will try and post a pic a day but i'm not promising that! :biggrin:

    The reason for this is to keep me interested during the end of the winter and to also hopefully improve some aspects of my photography by going down this route which will be a bit similar to using B&W film....ish

    Anyone else can join in but this if for fun and not a set challenge.

    Just to kick things off a little early here is one i prepared earlier..

    Olympus Stylus 1
    Croydon Skyline
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    Croydon by andywest1, on Flickr
     
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  2. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    That's a "cool" challenge although it's almost spring here. Looking forward to seeing the results.
     
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  3. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Nope. I just cannot live in a mono world. Some is good. But, I must have some color! :eek: So, I'll mix some of your "mono", in with my color, to balance my world. It's a great exercise, in "seeing", textures, patterns, etc. And, some photos, just have more impact in B&W. I look forward to seeing, yours and others.
     
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  4. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I find I'm becoming more and more distracted when I'm processing an image, I can't resist the b & w version and end up having to go back to re do the colour!
     
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Oh, so we'll be going mono a mono?
     
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  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Its the first here today, so I thought I would join Andy in a mono effort. I cheated though, and shot colour (mind you, the day is *so* drear, it may as well have been monochrome.) I had to go in to town for Tom's special treats, so I went a little further to the harbour. Newcastle harbour is multipurpose, for working boats, pleasure boats, kayakers and what have you, and here's a couple of our larger tugs, waiting for something. There was a lot of activity this morning, two ships out, two coming in, and tugs everywhere. Plus a few sailboats and speedboats. Dreadful day to be bothering with the latter.


    Tugs by kyte50, on Flickr
     
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  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Thanks for posting Sue. I'm going out tonight with my colleagues from work as It's my last day working full time in London so we are going to a posh Burger restaurant opposite the shop. I'll take my compact (Panasonic LF1) and set it to Dynamic Monochrome and that will be that for the month as will my other cameras.

    Not sure if I will last the month but I will give it a try. :thumbup:
     
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  8. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    I'll join you Andy. I'll shot mono JPEG only too. Sadly I can't join you for a posh burger :-(
     
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  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Hows that LF1 going, Andy? I'm still tempted by it as a pocketable zoomer.
     
  10. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Here is today's offering. And forgive me but I am going to back out of the jpeg only. It just feels too alien for a die hard raw shooter.
    I was ok for a while, But I started feeling uncomfortable :hiding:

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    _DSC0186 by sucofni, on Flickr
     
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  11. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I'm really looking forward to spring
    fence%26tree-L.
     
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  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    what is this "spring" thing you speak of?

    *heads off to garage to start the snowblower*
     
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  13. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The worst part is that this weather pattern is supposed to last for quite a while, as in cold spring. Of course, Milwaukee will be destroyed by mutant Yetis and cyber wolves as the new ice age settles in.
     
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  14. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Funnily enough I took the LF1 out tonight for my meal with the London lads so expect loads of images of people you don't know :smile: The LF1 is a pretty sweet little camera and ideal if you want to travel small. I think the Canon S120 would do a slightly better job though.
     
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  15. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    One from yesterday where I was seeing it mono:


    cash by Kyle Krug, on Flickr
     
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  16. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Well here is the Official 1st image from yesterday. Hopefully I will be able to upload at least one a day, lets see if i can do it!!!

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    Penthouse by andywest1, on Flickr
     
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  17. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
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  18. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
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  19. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I was stuck by how this piece of wood looked like an old cattle skull.
    woodskull-L.
     
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  20. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Cool find, Steve, definitely looks like a cow skull