Fan of …#127

A monochrome photograph of Danson House at Bexleyheath, South East London.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
F/Number: f/10
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 28 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Bren Ryan

Back in May 2020, I wrote a post about how I was a fan of Monochrome Photography, and all I can say nearly 18 months later that passion for monochrome photography is still as strong today as it was back then. In fact, I would say it has even intensified since running the Mid-Week Monochrome Photography Challenge on this blog.

I’m finding I am even more drawn to monochrome to the point where I am beginning to try every image in monochrome and if it works, great I will post the monochrome image.

Naturally sometimes an image doesn’t bode well in plain black and white. But one thing I’ve learnt over the years… before the implementation of software with sky replacement… is that if you have a dismal bland sky, then the monochrome route is the one you might like to try.

To enhance our monochrome images, I use a lot of radiant filters and quite a bit of dodging and burning. In fact, to be honest, him indoors, prefers monochrome images to coloured images. So we are both onto a winner 😀 😀 😀 as we both agree on that one 😀 😀 😀

Have you found yourself, drawn to monochrome photography? Let us know your views and how you like to experiment with your images!

Posted as Part of Jez’s Fan of… Photography Challenge #127

About the Author

Bren is a female amateur photographer, fibromyalgia sufferer and blogger at Bacardigirl.UK who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they’ve visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

10 responses to “Fan of …#127”

  1. From all your monochrome images, it is easy to see your passion for the style. I’m also trying out B&W with an assortment of images (I’ve tried a lensball one for your MWM which I think came out quite well). Thanks, for playing along 😃

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    1. The more I am playing with monochrome, the more I am becoming enthralled with it… I don’t know why I like it so much but monochrome photography just attracts me to it so much. xx Thanks for joining in… love the lens ball image. xx

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      1. I think it can bring drama to a shot which, although good, might just be missing something 😃

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        1. Yes that is what I’ve found… monochrome adds so much drama.

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  2. I love the architecture of this home, so beautiful. While I have nowhere near your processing skills, I will try changing a bad photo in grayscale or black and white which occasionally renders it usable. I love your work!

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    1. Thank you very much .. also I find it you have noise in your image black and white send to deal with the noise problem.

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      1. Your welcome. I find the software that you use too complicated for me, hard to figure out!

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        1. I was like that at first with lightroom.. still am with Photoshop…


  3. I also love the architecture of this house, Bren! Beautiful in monochrome

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