This week's challenge is black and white.
With a twist. We were to go back to a previous theme and produce a black and white photo for it. And then do it again with another previous theme.
So here I've chosen architecture and picked two photos from NYC taken last January.
These are some gorgeous homes near Central Park West
(those horrible new windows certainly pop out!)
I wanted to make this one look a little sinister. And I like how the detail in the brick shows up in this corner tower.
Now, the easiest way to have created these would have been to simply convert to black and white. But I then played around with the colour and hue levels and the tones and kept layering until I got the detail I liked.
Then thought about my second theme:
The original was taken in very bright light at midday, so I wanted to tone down some of that brightness. I tried to accentuate the colours of the squares and the variety in the trees. Am not sure about the yellow, ended up compromising there to get the leaves in detail, but the three squares do look very colourful in B&W.
This photo challenge is growing in participants every week, check out SundayStills to see who they all are and what they have come up with.