In a previous post, the Monochrome Garden, I looked in detail at six monochrome ‘formulas’ in Stackables.
Here’s a second batch!
Stackables ‘Tintype‘ formula: Old, scratchy, blurry – this formula works great if there’s something of interest in the centre, even if the original image is slightly out-of-focus as in my ‘monk walking towards a lit doorway’ shot.
Although all formulas are adjustable, Tintype is very complex, and I couldn’t find a way to shift the primary focus over to this off-centre lion other than to change the radius of the ‘Tilt-Shift’ to include more of the image.These metal stairs in a Dublin museum uses the Tintype formula with the ‘Decay’ overlay removed to make it moodier. Winter Blues is like a faded ‘colour’ tintype, old-looking with soft blue tones. I’m rather fond of this look but not sure where I would use it.
A cherub with the blues…Single-lane detour on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, run through the formula ‘Sands of Time‘, a gritty formula that only works once in a while. I find that the Sands of Time formula causes one side to be too dark and the other too light.On this stone circle in Ireland I adjusted the formula heavily in Photoshop, lightening the dark side and darkening the light side.The Spooky formula is too dark for many images, but when it works I like the way it conjures up cobwebs on a dark night. This old Mobulette is one of those rare images that worked with almost every formula I tried. (Ten different formulas applied to this image.)More of Ryan Photography’s Photo for the Week: Monochrome Fine Art.