This is my contribution to Scott’s Assignment 24: Black & White Photography. I’ve decided to shoot in Raw and in color, then post production conversion to Black & White in Lightroom 4. I thought it would be interesting to see vibrant subjects in Black & White so I went to visit a small backyard chicken farm.
It was a long drive, way out in the country.
It’s interesting to see how the conversion works, for the Black & White mix I decreased the Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Aqua, and increased Blue, Purple and Magenta slightly. I also increased the temperature to brighten the image, and added vignetting to draw attention to the focal point of the image.
One week old chicken peeps.
Three day old chicken peeps.
And way past their bedtime.
This is my first time trying Black & White, and I really liked it. The assignment is due on March 20, 2013, please check the assignment link above if you like to participate. And thank you Scott for giving me the opportunity to try Black & White Photography.