Tag : monochrome

Construction site, Kathmandu

The concrete mixer

says much about the friendly and welcoming people of Nepal and about the lack of rules and regulations.


Umbrellas, Kathmandu

An exercise in careful composition.  The umbrellas with their curved forms contrast with the mostly grid like pattern of the surrounding architecture with its straight vertical and horizontal lines


Trees in winter landscape, Hokkaido.

Minimalist black and white winter landscapes of Hokkaido might be something of a cliche. Regardless, such scenes draw the eye and compel you to take a photo!

A sense of order, Tokyo

Reflecting the “Japanese aesthetic”,  a carefully considered photograph becomes an exercise in graphic design.

White on black, Jim Thompson House

The image shows a flowering vine growing along a solid timber upright.  The timber is painted black and hence provides quite a contrast.

A study in concentration

Photographed in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, a baboon inspects its foot for a….parasite?…splinter?

The Old Warrior

With one tusk missing,  and a chunk missing from his ear,  the title just seemed appropriate!

Wood carving, Tanzania.

Silver Efex Pro helped transform an uninspiring colour image into a pleasing sepia-toned monochrome.

After the fire.

Victoria’s bushfires of 2009, caused destruction on a scale not previously witnessed in Australia. It did however provide some scenes of eerie beauty.

Okavango Delta sunset, using Silver Efex

previously posted as a full colour image but decided to experiment with Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro plugin and liked the result

Red-footed booby on nest Midway Atoll

Red Footed Booby on nest, Midway Atoll.  Same image,  two versions.   A red footed booby sits on a nest of twigs,  Eastern Island,  Midway Atoll.

Coastline Maui

A four-shot stitched panoramic of the Maui coast. The four frames were taken from the deck of a boat with all camera settings set in manual mode for consistency.