Monument Valley (Mono)

Monument Valley, Utah, USA, 27th to 28th October 2014.

Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah

Here are monochrome conversions of some of the images of the previous two posts.  None are conversions from infrared originals.

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend, Landscape, Monument Valley, Photography, Travel, USA, Utah .

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Horseshoe Bend.

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12 comments on “Monument Valley (Mono)

  1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

    Wow! Spectacular photographs! I really love the second but last photo!

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  2. Excellent B&W work. I know from your other post that the sun was giving you trouble at Horseshoe Bend, but the B&W version makes the flare a positive feature.

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much Robin. I hadn’t compared the two but looking at them I see that the flare was a distraction in the colour version yet somehow adds a touch of mystery in the mono version and the tonality of the water is also enhanced.

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  3. You were blessed with some wonderful skies to enhance those. I especially like the one where the trees are composed to be a similar height to the massive rocks.

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  4. […] Monument Valley (Mono) (19 mono images) […]

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  5. Great B&W photography! We’re thinking of converting some of our own color work, particularly analog portraits.

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks heaps!

      Yes, mono is a whole different world aesthetically and much more accessible in digital. I have lots of 5x4s from the film era stored away but have scanned very few of them.

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      • I wish I’d shot on larger format back in the day — it was just 35mm for me. And I only have the prints to scan. The cleanup just for dust and scratches is painstaking work! But B&W tones down colors in street portraits that can conflict with facial details, and we’re getting excited about posting in it. Even though most of our 35mm originals — except for the odd Tri-X — were in color.

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      • Murray Foote says:

        Only having the prints to scan is unfortunate but won’t matter for web images. Cleanup tools are a lot easier than they used to be and computers a lot faster. In Lightroom, if you expand to 100% in the top left corner, you can page down through the whole image and even leave the spot removal tool active. Many images work better in mono but therre are also some where colour is part of the composition and it doesn’t work to remove it.

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