Playing with mountains stuff

I was looking for water photos for next week’s Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness. The link takes you to this week’s submissions, but next week has a theme: water.

I thought I would revisit my photos from my Mount Rainier and Mount Baker posts. For them who have been following me that long, some of the offering from those posts are photos that were “rescued” by virtue of better post-processing tools. 

I ended up using a different shot for my submission to Monochrome Madness, but since I had played with some photos, I thought I would do a quick post and share them here.

Whenever I do a conversion to monochrome (it’s not necessarily B&W) I start out by first processing the color version, enhancing colors I think will show well in monochrome. Sometimes I do well, sometimes they fall flat.

My first offering is this shot:

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Here’s my attempt at a B&W version:

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You can see why I did not use it; it’s OK, but it doesn’t flow. Flow; get it? Nevermind.

Next I took another shot I liked and reprocessed it from the original which was very underexposed.

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For this shot, I wanted something a bit more dramatic.

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I left a hint of color (tint) and I think it works well.

By the way, you can click on the photos for a larger version.

This next shot . . . 

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Was too busy for what I would consider a great conversion, but I tried . . . twice.

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OK, you got me . . . only one of those is monochrome.

I had high hopes for this next one:

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I first tried some off-color effect:

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Not bad, but I wanted more emphasis on the water, so . . . 

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It may not look like much, but the larger version shows the difference. From there, I went to B&W:

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I think that here the water does take center stage.

However, I went with a variation of this shot:

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