Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to my first outing with the Samyang 12mm lens.
This group of Coneflowers was quite colourful but I thought that the shapes and features of the flowers would make an interesting monochrome conversion. I went with a high key edit which seems to focus attention on the centres of the Coneflowers.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Key.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Dreamy.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of my recent walks testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. One lens in particular produces images with swirly backgrounds and vignetting in the corners giving some photos a dreamlike quality.
The lens in question is a 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens. I picked a shot of an Orange Day-Lily taken with the lens on my most recent test and edited the shot in a variety of ways using Snapseed.
A mildly edited version with increased saturation and the vignetting in the corners darkened a little.
A high key version with simulated film grain.
A low key version with a heavy vignette and a grungy look.