Posts about monochrome

Black-and-white photos on my office wall

Pride of place

I finally got around to framing and hanging some photos of favourite places in my home office.

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Silver Efex Pro

The image editing tool Silver Efex Pro has long been a much-used and highly recommended solution for converting digital (or scanned colour) images to black and white. There are many detailed options for conversion, including specific settings for reproducing the effect of old black and white photographic films like those from Ilford or Agfa. Google acquired […]

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The Weather Project

Visiting Olafur Eliasson’s “The Weather Project” with family, at the Tate Modern gallery in London. The figures in the top of the picture are reflected in the mirror-like ceiling of the vast turbine hall.

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Found on film

In going through old negatives to scan, I came across a set of unpublished black and white photographs from a day with my family in London during 2007.

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All Staff

Black and white images from previous work trips out to Zürich, Basel and Neuchâtel.

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Smogging

One of my Gran’s endearing terms was “smogging” (which the rest of us know as “snogging”).

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The Leica Experience

I used a Leica M8 for a minute or so yesterday; my first ever hands-on experience of the digital version of a classic rangefinder camera.

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Switzerland hit for six by storms and floods

Torrential rain has hit Switzerland in the worst storms since the heavy flooding experienced two years ago. Sirens sounded the alarm in several parts of the country on Wednesday evening and more than 100 people were evacuated from their homes as rivers and lakes came close to bursting their banks. […] In canton Bern, the […]

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