That is a great example, Sydney. Please don't be offended, but for me the colour image has very little going for it, no obvious subject, messy composition with the bicycle handlebar intruding and the figure not adding any interest. It would have gone straight in my bin. But in mono and processed with grain and high key it feels like a news picture and suddenly there is drama and yes, mystery. Who is he? Why is he there? Is the lady involved even though she is in the cafe next door? Fascinating, and a lesson to me.
Cheers Helen and Alex, I really appreciate the feedback. Yes, you are right about the colour image being almost turfed out as the guy in it photobombed it by walking into the frame as I was about to take a shot. But afterwards, when I had a good look at it I thought I could do something with it, hence the reason I ended up taking it into Silver Efex for conversion.
bryston3bsst ..........what a capture!!!!! I especially like the blue/orange color combo in the first. In the second the shape of the aircraft takes dominance. Would be interested in your thoughts on your image.
Actually, I like the color better as well for the same reason. I thought I would try the B&W for this but I think it causes the gantry to sort of blend in and the perspective kind of goes away. But I do like the way the aircraft and the sky converted in the B&W.
Sydney.......and exhibition? Your lips to God's ear my friend....don't we all dream of that?
Tried another one. I was wondering if the conversion might make the vapor trail off of the tail more prominent......but it looks pretty much the same. I do like the way the sky converts. Interesting too how the logo on the rudder didn't covert at all, it just went away.
Last April we did a barn quilt tour in Grundy County, Iowa. I shot photos of a lot of neat barns. Decided to try converting one of them for this forum. Used Lightroom to add grain to the monochrome version.