Black and white versions (for Rose❤️)

Rose asked in a comment if I could share a black-and-white version of the Grohmann Museum photo from my last post.

Here are two slightly different B/W versions.

One has more contrast and the blacks are pretty crushed, so you can’t make out a lot of detail in the more shadowed areas.

I could fool around with it to heighten the contrast even more, which would leave less discernible detail and shift the image more toward abstract patches of pure black and pure white. That could be fun.

The other version is lighter, with less contrast and more detail available in the varying shades of gray within the shadowed areas.

Which do you like best?

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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8 Responses to Black and white versions (for Rose❤️)

  1. Hannah Jahn says:

    More detail, more grays.

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  2. Sara Cissna says:

    First one with more contrast, but the second one looks eerier.

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    • I see what you mean. If I lift the contrast more in that second one it might give an even greater sense of place. I’m not sure, but it seems like maybe that’s what makes it eerie, the awareness that you’re in a deserted space. Like a haunted house, in a way?


  3. Rose says:

    OMG! Luv it! The pattern on the floor is the main focus for me. I really like the darker one.
    Thanks Katherine for the effort. A+++

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  4. I like the first one. Kind of a tunnel effect leading to the light. (but don’t go into the light quite yet!!) lol

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