Friday, October 8, 2010

Black & White

I had the occasion to go to the local pumpkin patch & haunted house along with my Leica D-Lux 4. There were plenty of interesting subjects to photograph and I processed all of these pictures to black and white using Adobe Lightroom 3.0. Halloween as a theme seems to just scream for the use of black and white, you get that old feel to the pictures and the ability to add some eerie effects to complement them.
The first picture of the pirate skeleton was taken inside the haunted house and was converted to black and white using the new 64 bit version of Silver Efex Pro. I then used Color Efex Pro to add some glow to the image.
This kind fellow was similarly processed and looks more malevolent in black and white.
Apparitions are always a good subject for Halloween pictures.
What fun would the visit be without some photos of children enjoying the experience.
Making new friends is part of the fun this picture was enhanced with Color Efex Pro using the tonal filter.
As the light fades it is time to leave for home.

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