This week, we will travel through time and space to revisit five destinations we have already visited, only that this time, we will look at them through black-and-white glasses. Given that the word ‘colors’ makes up half of the name of this blog, you are quite right if you guessed that this was not my idea – I was invited to this challenge by fellow blogger Jill’s Scene. In the third part of this series, we travel to her home country New Zealand.
One of the stops on our journey around the South Island was the lakeside town of Te Anau, and we came there with plans for hiking. When we woke up to torrential rain however, we abandoned this plan and drove our rental car up to Milford Sound. With all the humidity, and not expecting that the sound would indeed be stunning in the rainy and overcast weather, I took only a small point-and-shoot camera with me – a decision that I came to regret more and more with every massive waterfall we passed on the way. I was never quite happy with the rendering of greens in the jpegs from that camera, and for the B/W challenge, I want to see if I can ‘rescue’ one of the images I took there. This is the original version of the picture:
I applied a monochrome filter to the image, and, cheating a little bit on the B/W theme, added a split toning effect that brings a bit of yellow into the highlights and a bit of blue into the shadows. This the result:
The rules of the B/W challenge ask me not only to post a black-and-white image every day on five consecutive days but also to nominate a new participant in each of these posts. It is clear that whoever made these rules trusted us to break them – or the challenge would soon have reached every blogger on this planet. Instead, I would like to invite everyone to this challenge who feels compelled to do it.