Black & White Wednesday – Empty Bottles
Black & White Wednesday – Empty Bottles

Black & White Wednesday – Empty Bottles

Bottles on display at cafe ish surry hills

I saw this bottle display whilst lunching with my brother at Cafe ish in Surry Hills. Below I have included the colour version of this image. I think the rendering of the scene in black and white makes for a stronger image and suits the structured display better than the coloured version.

Feel free to correct me or add any comments.

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I always shoot in colour and then convert the image to black and white using photoshop. I tend to follow the path IMAGE, ADJUSTMENTS, BLACK & WHITE to convert and image to B&W. This then allows me to adjust the filters to determine which filter will give the best Black & White end image. Other methods of converting to B&W discards very useful colour information.

Take a look at the same image below using a Blue, Green and Red Filter in the B&W conversion (in that order).

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The differences are subtle in a small image but much more noticeable in a full size image.

There are so many more gorgeous images on our host Susan from  the “Well Seasoned Cook” website.  Thank you once again susan for hosting Black & White Wednesday.

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  1. Thanks for the tip for converting colour to black and white. I tend to use iphoto but there isn’t any control, so I’ll give photoshop a shot. Great picture. GG

  2. I agree that the Black and White is more dramatic. I convert mine through Photoshop also I add a new B&W adjustment layer and then use the slider bars to adjust the ‘colors’. Like you, I don’t want to mess with my original color image.

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