Back to Black

Every first Sunday of the month Sinful Sunday works with a prompt, which is optional, but I love the challenges so always try to join in.

This month’s prompt was ‘black and white’.

And Molly said:

Not to be confused with monochrome which means ‘one colour’. I am looking for purely black and white images. No Sepia, no Cyanotype, no Split Tones, no Grayscale, no Infrared etc just plain ole Black and White.

We were also asked to post the original photo along with the black and white photo. I normally use IrfanView for quick conversions to my photos and to add a watermark to my photos. I have been using this for years and will probably for years to come. So, in Irfanview I opened my photo, clicked ‘convert to grayscale’ and saved it. Then I wanted to add the above quote to this post and I realized that I was not supposed to convert it to grayscale. I reverted to the online program Pixlr to see if there was a black and white option, as I could not find it in Irfanview. There I decreased the saturation to zero as I have read that it is what makes a black and white photo. And while I was at it, my eye fell on the option ‘old photo’ so I decided to use that too, because wasn’t all photos black and white way, way back?

So here they are, my four photos… you can click to enlarge and browse them.



Browsing through the photos I honestly see very little difference between the one converted to grayscale and the one I desaturated. And… I personally love the old photo version the best. How about you?

© Rebel’s Notes

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