To convert or, or not to convert?

Morkel Erasmus All Authors, Morkel 8 Comments

I have been on a bit of a monochrome binge in my personal processing of late. So I thought I’d share this one and show you that there certainly are images that have appeal in both colour and monochrome.

This photo was taken in January from the Wild Eye Photographic Boat we use on the Chobe river in Botswana. Each version here tells something different about the moment. In colour, you see the vibrant colours of  the summer foliage on the banks of the Chobe, while creating nice colour contrasts between that and the rain clouds behind and the elephant’s earthy skin tone. In monochrome however, there’s a timelessness that comes into play, a sense of drama and of a moment frozen in time in an Africa that is changing by the minute…an Africa where scenes like this may not even be seen in 50 years’ time.

What do you think? Please feel free to add your thoughts below…

Happy monochrome processing!

PS: You can check out the 2014 Chobe Photographic Safari details HERE.

Morkel Erasmus

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  1. Kathleen Riley-Daniels

    I like both — and prefer the monochromatic slightly more. I’m more drawn to the elephant in the second photo and more drawn to the landscape and surrounding elements in the color image. Thanks for sharing the images, your safaris look like fun.

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