Digital monochrome #2

15th April 2014

I have converted another digital colour image to monochrome, using basic methods in PSE10. And in case you didn’t notice, I like my black and white images, just so!

Eastney harbour grave yard

My treatment is dramatic.

Traceys run, monster jam, eastney, gunwharf yaghts may - june 08 205

This old barge was photographed down at Eastney Harbour, Portsmouth. It’s been there longer than I have been alive. And I bet it out lives me, too.

What do you think of the B&W conversion?

Digital monochrome #1

10th April 2014

A friend of mine asked if I would send him a copy of a digital colour image that I converted to monochrome using PSE10.



What do you think ?

My competition entries are on Facebook

5th April 2014

Preston Photographic Society have used my film monochrome images.

PPS facebook cover #1PPS facebook cover #2PPS facebook cover #3PPS facebook cover #4

Web site


High contrast : Mamiya 645 Pro with Ilford XP2 400

1st April 2014

Processed at Ilford Lab Direct UK.





Scanned prints and tweaked in PSE.

Ilford Lab Direct UK : Mamiya 645 Pro and XP2 Super 400

25th March 2014

I decided to try posting my XP2 400 medium format film to Ilford’s lab in the UK and let them develop and print to 8″x10″ to see whether it is quicker, better, less time consuming and cheaper than having a darkroom.


I paid £22.50 per roll, which included free post each way.


I scanned the prints and tweaked in PSE. The original prints were on the bright side. And the return post took 2 – 3 weeks.

My concern is the quality control of the prints is not in my control. And this is the most important part of creating a final image.

So I won’t be decommissioning my darkroom just yet.

I might use them again to develop and scan, so I can quickly see which negative to print myself.


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