Beautiful Brisbane – November 2015 (monochrome)

Here is another gallery for the Cardinal’s Changing Seasons Event. My first gallery of colour shots can be seen here. There’s something about the black and white ones that really appeals to me, particularly shots with people and shots at night.

As usual, Olympus OMD EM5 with 17mm or 60mm lens, handheld, wandering my city, completely happy ๐Ÿ™‚

If anyone else experienced the dramas with the Lightroom CC upgrade bug, I can totally relate. What a diabolical form of torture it was, but I’m so happy that it’s fixed ๐Ÿ™‚

x desleyjane

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  1. elmoolly says:

    The one of the boys is hilarious…you do know how to pick them lol x

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hey – they picked me!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  2. Wow all stunning esp the wheel and two men! Lol

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  3. I LOVE these black and white images. The two of the wheel are amazing. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! I’ll have to move over to the Melbourne Wheel soon!

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  4. Heyjude says:

    Love your wheel too, and the bikers. Nice crisp B&W images. So, you take the photo in colour? RAW? And then use Lightroom to convert? Just picking your brain as I begin the next chapter of my photography journey ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! Yes I shoot in RAW and edit in Lightroom. It was a bit of adjustment in my thinking to see the raw images as they’re not as “clean” because they show everything. When I import into LR I do an automatic camera correction and noise reduction.

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      1. Heyjude says:

        Thanks for that. Whatever you do it works very well!

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  5. Loretta says:

    Beautiful b & w images, I somehow prefer these to color at times don’t you?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Loretta. Yes there’s a certain atmosphere to black and white. I love it.

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  6. Su Leslie says:

    These are great. I totally agree about b&w working so well for photos of people. The two guys shot is wonderful.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Su! Yes people in b&w are so much more interesting I find. The two boys – I did an experiment on FB to find them and it worked – less than a day and we had them ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. tildy1 says:

    I especially like the wheel photos! Looks like Brisbane wishes you could stay!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! The wheel is definitely a hit!

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      1. tildy1 says:

        That’s understandable!

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  8. The nightlife looks incredible, like your photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Terri – it’s a fun spot to hang out in the evening. Especially with a camera ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. Amy Sampson says:

    Love this collection. I’ve probably told you this before, but I never used to like black and white photography. Now, I freaking love it! “Meh” was hilarious. The shirt was perfect for him. “Drinkies” could have just as easily have been called “smokies”, and it reminded me of the “olden days”. Scenes like that don’t exist here anymore because it’s been against the law to smoke in public establishments for years. The wheel photos were spectacular as always. And, I do think that “never leave” may have been a sign. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh I hope not Amy, I’m signing a lease on an apartment today I think! Thank you! Yes black and white is something special, I love it too. We have laws about smoking too so I’m surprised about the smoking in that photo.

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  10. pommepal says:

    Beautiful Brisbane, you capture it so well. Did you read that Brisbane is now in the top 100 best cities in the world to live in?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I did! Such a well-deserved honour. Thanks PP.

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      1. pommepal says:

        I wonder if Melbourne is on that list?

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Yes I believe it is in the top 10?

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          1. pommepal says:

            I would think so.

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  11. I agree with you Desley: B&W works surprisingly well on night photos.

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  12. badfish says:

    I believe I’m more a fan of B&W now than ever. Color is cool. But…something about B&W. All cool shots.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much. Yah there’s something…

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