Posts tagged “Black and White Photography

Flowers in Black and White (Two Photographs)

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I read that flowers in black and white, specifically wild flowers can pose a challenge. I can see why monochrome editing for flowers may not be a common approach. Opinions like rules can be limiting and testing the limits of what is possible in photographic processing never hurt anyone.


Trees -2 (Two Photographs)

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These tree photographs were taken in early spring, when there was still a chill in the air. I liked the abstract nature of the canopy; little has been done to to enhance the photograph. The original files were taken in black and white on my Fuji camera.


Trees (Three Photographs)

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I did a couple of series on trees at two different parks, this is the first. We tend to ignore trees as merely a feature in a landscape. I thought I would try for something a bit different using contrast and shadows.


Grumpy (Two Photographs)

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If you are after a grumpy look I suggest photographing turtles, they almost always look grumpy or angry. Certainly their look gives them some character. To a large degree it’s all in the eyes. So the second point we can make is that expressions may be more pronounced in black and white.

 


A Tough Customer (Two Photographs)

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This robin became rather belligerent as I interrupted him with my photography. I think the black and white accentuates the menace, harshens the mood and scene. Something to be aware of in photographing people in black and white.


Painted Turtle (Two Photographs)

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Expectations play a role in photography. If your audience is used to seeing something in colour, a black and white treatment may make them hesitate and think for a moment. And that cannot be bad.


Grey Squirrel (Two Photographs)

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These photographs tell different stories, the mood, intensity and impact changes from one to the other. I would categorize these as two separate photographs rather than one deriving from the other.