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Black and White City (Two Photographs)

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Black and white photography has as many styles and options as colour photography. Here I have done a photograph with a bit of dutch tilt (not something I am prone to using but it works here). The second photograph is a reminder of those old photographs of the forties with a lot of contrast. I must say the totem pole hidden behind tree and more visible by its shadow struck me as unusual. The photo was edited to remove signage.

Tulips (Two Photographs)

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These photographs show the effects of isolating flowers in a group. In this case I have done one photo in colour and another in black and white to make the point that the technique works in most situations.

Straight No.2 (Two Photographs).

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In Monday’s post I complained about the lack of straight lines. I have decided to give up and go with what I saw. These are the back windows of a hotel in broad daylight.  The results of the light, shadows and clouds is abstract and compelling. I am not sure that this works quite as well in colour.

Demonic Tea Party (Two Photographs)

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I came across this scene in a local garden thinking that it was kind of cute. Then I realized that all the crockery was just tossed about. At that point I had no idea what I was looking at. This is what I like about street photography, it makes you look and find interesting things, angles and ideas.

Canada Geese (Two Photographs)

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I  was reading recently that too much emphasis is placed on sharpness in photographs. I don’t agree in general but there are cases where the whole is as great as its individual parts (the photographic version of Aristotelian logic).

Office Abstract (Two Photographs)

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I saw this window and the reflections in the marble and wanted to do something with the scene. It was only as I was leaving did I realize it was the anti-room to an office (how intimidating that must be for visitors). With film there was always grain, these days we remove noise and add grain if we wish. I think noisy photos, mimicking grain, are sometimes just fine.

A Forest View (Two Photographs)

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I wanted a scene with a lot of contrast and the colour version shows the work I did to saturate and increase the contrast, it makes the black and white so much easier. That is one of the tricks I have learned to get black and white shots the way I like them.

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