For this week’s Black & White Sunday Paula asks us to show her an original colour shot rendered into monochrome. It is an interesting exercise, seeing what will work in a different format; and what won’t. Here I’m trying it out with another shot from the Christmas on Anglesey archive. I’m not too keen on the dark smudges around the lighthouse that’s showing up in both versions. I think I had the camera on too much zoom; otherwise, I can’t account for them. Strange irradiating substances?
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While I’m here, is anyone else finding WordPress incredibly clunky, or has my PC been sabotaged again by Windows 10?
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Both WordPress and Windows 10 are annoying. I never know which is responsible on any given day.
I notice windows10 has deposited several apps in the last few weeks. Apart from ‘Store’ I have no idea what they are; nor can seem to dispose of same. Sometimes think microsoft is ‘the axis of evil’, and the man who invented it now wants to vaccinate us all. Yikes! Who knows what we’d be uploading.
I’ve been getting Windows Office demos popping up against my will at completely random times. I can be watching a video and suddenly I get bling-bling, try Office 365 for free for 30 days.
Now that is a pain.
… the black and white has a surreal edge, I think; have been on wp all day and its been dragging at times.
Thanks for the feedback 🙂
I haven’t had a problem with WP. But I am 5 hours ahead of you in UK, so perhaps less busy when I am using it? The dark areas around the lighthouse look like an artifact in post production. Do you fiddle about much with your images?
Post-production: That’s what I thought, but I don’t think I did much fiddling in this case. For some ‘reason’ my Microsoft editing prog won’t let me undo anything I have done with Lumix shots after saving, so I can’t check.I know, I should keep a master file.
Invest in Adobe Lightroom. All changes are non destructive.
Cheers. Ian. Thanks for the tip, and so swiftly sent 🙂
No idea about the smudges, Tish. Sorry. WP goes slow for me periodically, but I also have Windows 10, so who knows for sure? It’s frustrating no matter the cause.
Technology, eh. We have such high hopes of it.
The colour one for me, I think. The black and white somehow flattens and detextures things. But then I yearn for the feel of sun.
WordPress just disappeared a whole post (unless of course it was me!) and I’m on my iPad.
WP can do some strange things, but disappearing a whole post is a bit mean.
It was probably me, but blame it elsewhere is my first defence!
You are amazing! I have never seen such a 3D feel in a lighhouse photo. I like it better in black and white. Sorry for not coming sooner, I crashed early last night.
I was late here myself. Glad you got an early night 🙂
P.S. It’s not your Windows, it is them.
I think both photos are good. The lighthouse looks like a giant salt cellar floating on the water.
Can’t say WP is any different than normal.
Since they introduced the ”new improved ” editor (which I do not use) the ‘Followed Sites’ drop-down seems to take an age to load but ordinary Blogs load with no probs.
This Laptop is an oldish one and I think it running 8.1?
It runs just fine from my perspective.
I like the floating salt cellar – on a salt sea! Thanks for computer feedback. My clunkiness has been happening for a couple of weeks. The page freezes when I’m mid-comment, and everything in WP is taking longer to load. But I also notice that Windows 10 dumped some unknown apps on my computer about 2 weeks ago, and I can’t seem to get rid of them. I prefer the old WP editor too.
My son uses an Apple for work and has no probs whatsoever… so he says. Though he does not blog, the Emilyscakes website is a WordPress platform.
Do you still use the old WP editor?
Yes, I don’t like the ‘easier’ one. Apple is a tempting option if expensive, having recently bought a new laptop. There are ways of ditching microsoft altogther, but it all takes effort and brain doesn’t have enough RAM to process the operation 😦
Yes, I believe so. Ubuntu comes to mind. But I also have limited RAM. As my kids used to say; ”Dad’s still running on XP”
I prefer the colour shot not least because the blue is picked up in the pools making more impact to the shot though as you know I am a monochromephile
could be your lighthouse radiation beams that’s causing the trouble but both suspects you mention are equally likely to be culpable. Windows 10 is built like a maze and still I can’t find the exit 😉
Hello Laura. Good to hear from you. You and me in the maze then 🙂
This is going to sound crazy, but the colour version seems closer than the monochrome. WordPress has been very odd on my phone recently, but okay here on my lappy. Probably due some updates.
That’s an interesting observation, Gilly. I think I know what you mean.
Beautiful in both colors and BnW! A great capture, Tish!
Thanks, Amy 🙂
I like both versions. But the black and white stand out. It’s so bold and the subject perfect for a monochromatic rendering. The dark smudges around the lighthouse you talk about, most like comes from post-production as somebody else pointed out. 🙂
Thank you very much, Otto, for the kind words and the helpful comment re the smudges 🙂