Sometimes I take a photograph which has nice composition, but because of various environmental conditions the color or contrast does not turn out well. No matter how I try to process the picture in Adobe Lightroom,
I just can't achieve a satisfactory result in color.
In order to salvage the worthwhile composition, I resort to monochrome processing. Quite often this works wonders, although sometimes I simply have to admit defeat and toss the photo on the virtual reject pile.
All of the monochrome pictures I took during 2014 have been gathered here in one place from their various albums. Black and white photographs have a unique beauty of their own, and I'm grateful that reverting to monochrome allows me to turn these shots into works of art.
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