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I hope that all my American friends had a wonderful 4th of July. Keeping with the festivities of the week I wanted to share another fireworks image although I wanted to try something different. I know fireworks should be enjoyed in full living color but I was curious as to how this would turn out if I converted it to B&W. I used OnOne Perfect Effects to do the conversion this time. I was really pleased with the abstract quality. Let me know what you think.

Click to enlarge (it really looks better) or to purchase a print.

fireworks, Canada Day, Ashbridges Bay, Lake Ontario, Toronto, Black White, monochrome, abstract

29 responses

  1. Beautiful in black’nd white… 😉


    July 5, 2012 at 9:08 am

  2. Rich McPeek

    I really like the B&W Edith! Great work!


    July 5, 2012 at 9:18 am

  3. Love it!


    July 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

  4. Beautiful conversion, Edith! I really like the composition too. Have you tried removing the moon on the photo? I’m curious to see how it looks without it.


    July 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

    • Thanks Gracie. That’s a really interesting suggestion. I was really excited about having the full moon in the shot which is why I composed the image as I did. Do you find it too much of a distraction?


      July 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      • I wouldn’t say too much of a distraction as it isn’t the first thing I see when I look at the image, but I find that as I look at the photo longer, the moon pulls my eyes toward it.


        July 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

  5. Unique take on this Edith!


    July 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  6. Fireworks can look good in B&W as you have proved here, Edith! Nice job!


    July 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

  7. Rick

    Wonderful. I like this conversion to b&w!


    July 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

  8. It takes on an abstract feel to it like this, almost like looking at the petals of a flower. Fabulous image, Edith, I really enjoyed it!


    July 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

  9. Excellent choice, Edith! I like the B&W version, it’s unique. Good work! Love the moon as it is…


    July 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm

  10. It’s a great idea. I hadn’t thought of rendering in BxW. Color is usually my goal. I wonder whether the moon would have lit the scene more with a longer exposure.


    July 6, 2012 at 12:28 am

  11. Amazing shot Edith!
    I like how it works in b&w!


    July 6, 2012 at 12:52 am

  12. Beautiful pictures of colourful fireworks we have seen all to often. This is much more interesting. I really like the abstract feeling of the B&W rendering. In addition the moon gives the firework a counterpoint and brings depth to the picture. Great work! (And by the way sorry for having been absent lately, I just haven’t had time to comment the last couple of weeks).


    July 6, 2012 at 5:09 am

    • Thank you so much Otto I really appreciate your feedback and no worries I know how busy you’ve been.


      July 6, 2012 at 10:28 am

  13. Nice, I like the B&W… different from the usual 🙂


    July 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm

  14. Looks great in Black and White


    July 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

  15. Stunning in B&W Edith.


    July 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

  16. Adam Allegro

    I’m digging this Edith 🙂 Nice work.


    July 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

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