Posts tagged “Black and White Photography

Brutalism and Contrast (Two Photographs)

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With all my writing about contrast this week, I could not leave out one other observation. When it comes to photos with significant contrast black and white or colour are not at issue either one will do. However, one area for creative post-processing is in the luminance of the different parts of the photograph. It is possible to increase the contrasting light by adding or subtracting light with graduated software filters.


Tulip Festival (Two Photographs)

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The Ottawa Tulip Festival is usually packed with people and this year more so than last. This in spite of the best tulips maturing after the festival was over. My first visit was one of frustration, more people, fewer flowers which led to a lot of jostling etc. When the festival ended it was much easier to get around, and as I noted the flowers had improved.


Contrast Version 2.0 (Two Photographs)

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On Monday, my post was about how Black and White helps enhance contextual contrast. Today’s post shows the reverse, where colour has more impact and makes the photograph. The decision on whether to choose one treatment over another is largely a choice for the photographer. In cases like these I tend to try both options.


Tulips (Three Photographs)

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I will not be showing quite as many tulips as in past years, another impact of the weather. We’ve been talking about climate change since the early eighties. It’s here now but it seems we remain deaf to facts and science.


Windows (Two Photographs)

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Windows often make me curious and I have several photos of great windows. Of these two photos the circular window is in the building where Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk at the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa, lived before defecting in 1945.


Trees (Two Photographs)

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With the bad weather lingering on we have not seen many trees with leaves yet and I decided to take advantage of this with some slightly surreal images. If the weather doesn’t cooperate why not try something new.


Impressionistic (Two Photographs)

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Except for the fact that the subject is in focus, the background is painterly, impressionistic, even in black and white.  Good subjects in front of good backgrounds never hurt. It’s not always narrow depth of field that creates interesting backgrounds, but more often than not that is the case.