A Sneak Peek at MonoLux for Lightroom
When I released Monolith for Lightroom a two years ago, it went on to be my most popular set of Lightroom presets. Since then I've been working on and off on some more black and white presets, however I wasn't really happy, so recently I went back to the drawing board and started again. I wanted to create something distinctive, but also something that was quite useable. Whereas Monolith generally focussed on creating a high contrast look, what I wanted to do for the sequel was create something that had a richness to it. Thus MonoLux was born.
MonoLux will be one of my new smaller packs, like Coffee Tones, and I think you'll like the results. I have a number of different looks and variations in the pack including some faded looks (which you can see examples of below), and also some special effects (Just for fun). Many of the new looks use the de-haze function in Lightroom CC2015.1 so unfortunately it will require Lightroom 6.1 / CC 2015.1 or higher.
I'm still putting the finishing touches on it, which involves writing the documentation, picking some more samples, creating the virtual box and so on. It actually takes quite a bit of time to get altogether, but I hope to have it ready in the next day or two.
In the mean time, here are some examples of MonoLux in use. These are all straight conversions, with no tweaking other than some minor straightening and the odd exposure adjustment.