Monochrome Virginian Tiger Moth and “N” stories voting

Reading the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories is not a black and white matter . . . but monochrome versions of the Virginian Tiger Moth are nearly so (they also have gray).

I just realized the deadline for closing the vote is nearing (Sunday, noon) and I’ve yet to start on my “O” story (and no, I’m not planning on a riff on The Story of O<<link). I mean, the reasearch alone could take years.

Readers, on the other hand, if they’ve not already done so — could read the stories in about a half-hour, and then cast a vote for their favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge N-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link

So, Virginian Tiger Moth<<link was showcased yesterday . . .

A number of long-time readers aren’t partial to monochrome (and some prefer it) but in this case, monochrome seems to bring out more of the details without blowing other details away . . .

Perhaps it’s my limited color-post-processing skills, or my superior monochrome processing skills . . . but, no; it doth haveth nought to do with me. It’s the tools’s that take both the credit and criticism; I’m just the mouse operator.

Of course, you lose out on the orange markings. Worse, they now blend even more with the visage when in fact, they are a part of the legs.

In this processing, it’s perhaps more evident that the darker markings are associated with the forelimbs.

And, maybe, the talons are shown better (or not).

I’m shooting from inside the door and through the glass . . . in case it’s not obvious.

The color version of the above was my favorite shot . . . and this is a close second, in part because it seems to showcase more of the details of the hair/scales.

This is most evident in this next shot of the back . . . which in the color version failed to show as much detail. I mean, I could bring out the detail in the color version but it didn’t look “real” because you could see the digital artifact resulting from the increased sharpness. Not so in monochrome.

The new Gallery for the reminder photos is HERE<<<Link. The photos are only slightly larger (30-50%) but the details are even better there than here.

I’ve had a fair number of bugs posts in the past. For an example, look HERE.<<link

If you just want to see photos, then THIS<<link is for you.

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3 Responses to Monochrome Virginian Tiger Moth and “N” stories voting

  1. AnnMarie says:

    Yup, I can see why monochrome is an advantageous tool in photography:

    To see the light (highlights, shadows, reflections, diffusion, etc.)
    Much greater emphasis on shape and form
    Simplification by the removal of distracting colors
    Composition (balance, subject placement, negative and positive space)
    Texture (excellent way to communicate rough and smooth . . . and everything in between)
    and Drama (high or low contrast, creating the “mood”)

    You got it, bro!

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  2. I think VT Moth looks even cooler in monochrome! And a tad otherworldly!
    Everything Ann Marie said is true!
    (((HUGS))) :-)
    PS… VT Moth has a six-pack going on. Ha.

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    • disperser says:

      I’d have a six-pack too if I hung from a vertical surface most of the day . . . that really works the core. Free-climbers are fit and lean.

      . . . of course, it has an advantage . . . six arms/legs as opposed to two arms and two legs.

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