How about a change of pace this week? So I thought why not use a flower portrait and here it is.
Begonias are beautiful flowers. I love the delicate colors but wondered how they would look as a sepia toned monochrome image. I like it.
I took my original (scanned 35mm color slide) and cropped it to a square format, converted it to monochrome and added the sepia toning. I’ve discovered that sharpening a converted monochrome image several times does a nice job of simulating film grain. I like the added texture in this image. Hope I didn’t get carried away this time. All the work to create this image was done in Picture Window Pro (PWP) ver. 3.5.
I’ve been experimenting with monochrome and sepia toned images of leaves and flowers. Some don’t like the treatment while others are enhanced and look better than the color version.
When it gets warmer and spring has sprung, I’m going to try some leaf and flower photography using B&W film. I ordered two new color filters to complete my collection so I’ll be ready. Actually, I’m ready for spring now. Too cold here in NJ.
A big thanks to MaryT for hosting Sepia Scenes. Stop by — Mary loves company.