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Roman monochrome

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Lightmancer, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It has taken me ages to process the shots from our honeymoon in Rome. As I went through I realised that I had a significant number of shots that lent themselves to the mono treatment. See what you think:

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 Palatine Hill 19 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 Palatine Hill 22 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 Colosseum 9 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 Campo De' Fiori market 3 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 Campo De' Fiori market 4 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 Campo De' Fiori market 12 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 Tailor 1 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 Campo De' Fiori market 8 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 St Peter's Basilica 17 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 St Peter's Basilica 9 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 Vatican Museums statue 4 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

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    Rome Honeymoon Fuji XE-1 Palatine Hill 24 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    More, in mono and colour can be found in the first two groups on my Ipernity page, here: http://www.ipernity.com/home/286865

    Enjoy ;)
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    that one of the Colosseum is pretty "wow". They're all great.
     
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  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I thinking a newly married man in such surroundings must have felt like he was in heaven.
    Very nice black and white treatments.
     
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  4. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Excellent shots. Colleseum shot is the best one for me also as it is so different then the previous images that I have seen so far...
     
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  5. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    830
    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    +1 to that
     
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Those are wonderful Bill!!

    We just returned from Rome, and it's nice to be able to look at your photos and descriptions and relate immediately to not only the sights and names, but to the atmosphere and even the smell of the places!

    When were you there? We were there from 12/23-12/27, and stayed very near Campo de Fiori. It was about 3 minutes walking distance to Campo de Fiori from our flat at Via de Farnesi.
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Saw these earlier over on the Xspot - felt the same way as Luke does about the Colosseum shot. I also have a sort of scary fascination with Bacchus, that old reprobate.:wink:
     
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  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Thank you all. It's a wonderful city - we were not there long enough to truly do it justice. That Colosseum shot was with the 14mm - a lens I grew to like a lot while there. Our honeymoon was in the first week of November - still in the 70s, with glorious blue skies for most of our stay. Our hotel had a roof terrace for breakfast, with a great view of the dome of St Peter's through the trees. Incidentally, we paid for the services of a private guide for the Vatican Museums and St Peter's - worth every penny to skip the queues and for the wealth of insight he provided. You can skip the queues in the Colosseum too, if you have a smartphone - scan the QR codes at the entrance and go straight in to pick up your tickets ;)

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
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  9. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Very very nice set of images!!!!!
     
  10. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I like them too, how do you process for b & W. I still have my XE1 but can't get the b & w output to my liking :confused: The Colosseum shot and the market shots are lovely. I guess the honeymoon's over now..... ;)
     
  11. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Thank you. Actually, today is our 3-month anniversary. I'm spending it laid up with a dose of man-'flu and Becky is supervising an electrician! :p

    My b&w workflow these days is Elements => Topaz B&W Effects. Rome was my first big use of Topaz, and I have to say it does the job with a minimum of tweaking on top of the extensive library of presets.

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
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  12. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I have Topaz B & W but haven't used it for a long time.... must give it another go I think. Hope you feel better, Spring is in the air today :)
     
  13. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    364
    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Guess?
    Cracking shots, Bill. Have to agree with the others, they're all stunning but that one of the Colosseum is superb. :thumbup:

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