Tree Tuesday – in colour or black and white?

Hello everyone!

I’m sorry for being absent lately, but I have had almost no time for blogging, and no weather for photography.

Or, should I say, no weather that is inspiring for me… Don’t know when I last saw the sun, must be over a month now… But, at the bottom, it can only be better, huh?  😉

This week I chose an image I took last autumn, and I couldn’t decide whether I liked it or not, so I did a monochrome conversion in Lightroom, and ended up with the regret of not having taken this image with black and white film.

But, I know where to find this gorgeous little tree, so it won’t be long before I have it properly photographed on black and white film. I just have to wait for the snow to vanish…

Which one do you like the most?

First the original

Hasselblad 503CX
Kodak Portra 160
Developed at home in Tetenal C41 chems

Then my black and white conversion

Hasselblad 503CX
Kodak Portra 160
Developed at home in Tetenal C41 chems
Bw converted in Lightroom

Enjoy, and have a great Tree Tuesday!!  🙂




43 thoughts on “Tree Tuesday – in colour or black and white?

  1. Det blir två olika bilder egentligen.
    Tycker det fungerar som både färg och svv.
    Ett fantastiskt träd (lönn?)

    Väldigt fint fotograferat!

    Och nu blir dagarna bara längre och ljusare…

    • Håller med dig fullständigt, två olika bilder…. Tror att det var en lönn, men jag är inte helt säker..
      Vet du, det ska bli sol på torsdag! 🙂
      Tack för din kommentar Malin!

  2. Jag kan inte erinra mig när jag senast såg någon sol. Ditt höstträd i färg är en vacker påminnelse om hur det kan vara ibland, ett lockbete för att orka harva vidare genom snömodden. Som bild funkar den bättre i svartvitt, då diagonalen blir extra tydlig. Är det en lönn eller en ek? Eller något helt annat?

    • Tack så jättemycket!
      Jo, visst är det tröttsamt med en vinter som aldrig verkar ta slut, och egentligen är det först nu som den brukar börja… Men det ska tydligen faktiskt bli sol på torsdag… Hoppas hoppas…
      Jag har för mig att det är en lönn, men jag är inte helt säker, men jag kommer att åka tillbaka och fotografera den i vår, i både svv och infrarött, det blir spännande! 🙂

  3. Not surprising, I will prefer the film B&W but the colour is good too. I’ve been in the same boat with weather but now it’s beautiful. However, it’s also perfect for working on the camper so no photography. But I couldn’t resist stopping on my way back from buying more ‘filler’ for the van and taking a couple of shots with Lomo’s dad – a Cosina CX-2 -which I hope to do a post on soon.

    • I’m looking forward to see your results with it, I’m sure they will be lovely!
      You are right, this weather is a great opportunity to do something else for a while. Working on a camper sounds exciting, I guess you’ll use it for travel photography?
      Thank you for your great comment, always appreciated! 🙂

  4. You just have to know that both of us are going to vote for the black and white. Lovely detail in those roots. I just love tree roots. They always transport me to mythical enchanted forests. Happy tree Tuesday. 🙂

    • Yes I know, and me too! I’m gonna go back this spring to take new photos of it, in both b&w and IR, and take my 4×5, it is a gorgeous tree, and I’m not done with it yet…. 😉
      Happy Tree Tuesday to you too!
      btw, my darkroom will be finished tomorrow….. hehe….. 😉

  5. It’s a tough choice. I generally prefer black and white… But the light in the color version is absolutely beautiful, and sort of gets lost in the black and white version. They are both great photos, but for very different reasons! Hope you see some sunshine soon!!!

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  7. I prefer the color version because of the beautiful, golden light and greater definition of what I am seeing, the moss on the tree roots and rock, for example. That being said, I still like the B&W version, too!

  8. Good to see you Marie! I actually prefer the first shot of the tree in color. I feel like the black and white was much busier and distracted from the lovely tree itself. Happy Tree Tuesday (a day late) !

    • Thanks a lot Jana, a couple of weeks too late… It has been real crazy, but I hope to “be back” now.
      IF I can stay away from my new darkroom, that is, hehe…. 😉

    • Thanks a lot, and sorry for the very late answer…
      The sun is finally back again, at least for right now. Let’s hope the spring is near… 🙂

  9. I’ve done the ol’ ‘I’m sorry, I’ve been busy’ from time to time, but I find people are just so OK with it – because they understand. That’s life.

    Anyway, wanted to say wonderful photos. Cheers 🙂

    • Thank you very much for your kind comment, I really appreciate it, and you are right, people do understand, but it feels kinda bad anyway, but I hope to “be back” again, it has been real crazy for a while now….

  10. I love the autumn colors but the black and white has more drama to it I think. Both are very beautiful 🙂

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