Posts tagged “Black and White Photography

A Ray of Lightb

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It was the light that attracted me to this scene.


What’s with the Paper Clips

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The starling was looking good. Paper clips notwithstanding.


Odd Couple

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Out for trash after a generation of hard times in a restaurant.

 


Lonely and Abandoned

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Good chairs are lived in and hard to part with.


Hanging On

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This flower stood out, appearing to hide in the foliage.


Lilies

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Lilies are common by the roadside and in gardens. Still eye candy when they blossom.


The Weekend

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Walking the neighbourhood you could be envious of many of the wonderful balconies. Pity is you almost never see anyone using them.


Wonder Has Many Forms (Two Photographs)

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This was a take on a wall mural on corrugated metal. I was not sure if the colour or black and white worked best. In the end I decided the differences were so great that they are two different photographs.


Shadows Make Good

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This widget usually holds a hose. The shadows make the picture. Hose notwithstanding.


Urban Backgrounds (Two Photographs)

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Urban backgrounds can be a challenge. Part of the fun after seeing a good subject.


Two Doors

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They call this a semi-attached, nonetheless attached or otherwise the column between the doors drew my eye for its vintage look.


Flowers No.4 (Two Photographs)

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An oriental look.


The Shadow is Greater than its Source

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A dull bench gives life to a shadow of strength and merit. A shadow by design or accident?


Imagination (Two Photographs)

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There are two words that trigger imagination if not investigation – why and what. Making people stop and think is one way of engaging an audience.


Faces

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Seeing a lot of faces lately, socially distanced of course.


Not Staged

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I am always cautious photographing people, more because I do not want to upset anyone. But this photo is a tableau, more than just about the human element.


Window

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Walking the neighbourhood, I can’t help but see windows that raise my curiosity. 


Scruffy (Two Photographs)

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Urban squirrels are a great deal more wary of people than those I see in the forest. So when Scruffy sat for its portrait, I was quite pleased.


Brutalism

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Brutalism is a form of architecture that really does nothing except for being functional. The pretence of many modern buildings to consider themselves fine architecture is absurdism. As a photographer mockery is within our grasp.


Not a Leading Line

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A leading line takes your audience’s eye to the subject, like a road to a house. Here the line of flowers fade into the background like exhaust from a rocket, eye catching.


Bokeh

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Bokeh is the kind of background you see here, nicely out of focus. It’s possible to get this with any camera and lens, but the more blades in the lens shutter the better. A full-frame camera does not hurt but I don’t think it’s a good reason to buy a more expensive camera.


Chairoscuro

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I like the way the light fell on this scene, just slightly haphazard.


Tulip Against Brick

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The urban environment is no different from any other photographic venue, background plays a role. While good backgrounds are hard to find they can make a big difference.


Tulip (Two Photographs)

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It takes a lot to make a photograph: getting balanced exposure, an appropriate depth of field and a perspective on the subject that is dynamic.