Posts tagged “photos

A Colour Photograph

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If it were not for the garbage on the ground it would be hard to tell if this was a black and white or colour photograph. What caught my eye was how the light hit the concrete and gave it some tonality.


Framing (Two Photographs)

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Regardless of what I shoot I like a natural frame when I can get one. As you can see that with the frame of surrounding objects or the out of focus background. Framing helps the subject stand out by focusing attention. Natural framing is never perfect but it adds a touch of impact.

 


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.


Drama (Three Photographs)

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Nothing like a little drama. Muting colours, adding contrast, luminosity masks, all add a touch of drama to an overcast and other wise indifferent day. Shot with a Fuji XT-3, 18-55 lens, exposure bracketed shots, HDR in Photoshop.

 


Contrast (Two Photographs)

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When I was just starting out in photography I learned that out of place objects made for great photographs, to use the technical term finding contrasting objects. At the time I could not afford two camera bodies – one for colour and the other for black and white film. Colour to black and white conversion was possible but again then out of my league. It was clear to me that colour often overwhelmed the subject and that black and white had more subtly to it. This is a perfect example.