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Mono Red Deer: Revisiting an old image

It’s always worth looking back over old images. Every once in a while I dip in to my archives and see if I can either find a hidden gem, or I revisit an old favourite to see if it still holds up well, or, if I feel I could reprocess. Well, after catching up with king of the mono wildlife images David Lloyd, over a tasty pub dinner, I decided to have another crack at b&w and mono conversions, as it’s something I’ve dabbled with in the past but without much success.

Mono Red Deer

After much fiddling of levels, dodging and burning and colour balancing in Photoshop, I ended up with the above image which I felt was a nice conversion with some very pleasing tones. Originally I only posted it on Twitter and via my Facebook Page as I felt it was nothing more than a fun experiment. However, after receiving some nice feedback, I thought I’d put it on the blog as well as it’s a great image to illustrate the previous point that it’s always worth looking back at old images once in a while. So, get those archives open and try looking at some old images in a new way, because you never know what you might end up with as a result…

About the author

Richard Peters is a Surrey based professional wildlife photographer, Nikon Ambassador, and one of the few British photographers to receive the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is known for a style that often favours dramatic use of light, runs wildlife photography workshops and, from camera clubs to big industry events, holds talks about his work.

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