I often don't understand monochrome conversions - many that are posted on the web just make me think "Why?", and the answer usually completely eludes me. But there are some - and it seems to me that it is just a small proportion - for which the shapes, form or emotional content is more important than colour, and the conversion does seem to work. However, there is also no doubt that I have much to learn - so far I have attempted very little of this type of work.
Then yesterday, while photographing an old church, as I wandered around the graveyard surrounding it, I came across a part of it that had been left unattended. The colours seemed irrelevant to the neglect and sadness of the scene, so I decided to shoot with the intention of attempting some conversions (but with no special software). Does anyone agree that monochrome seems appropriate for this subject? Also - C&C welcome on the black & white images.
Forgotten resting place 1:
Forgotten resting place 2:
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