In honor of a special announcement that I will make in a later post, I am going to post nothing but black and white images all month. Some may be new, some may be from the archives. Yes, that’s right, no colorful holiday photos. But I will most likely have holiday theme photos later in the month and you’ll just have to imagine the red and green. 🙂
I have been viewing a lot of black and white work by some very talented artists and it made me realize the difficulty in obtaining a good black and white image in the digital age. Of course it is easy to do a conversion to B&W in your favorite photo processing software. But I find few go beyond that and work the image as if in a smelly darkroom.
I am certainly guilty of that but lately I find that I am taking more time processing black and white images than with color. I often step away and come back to an image quite a few times before deciding how I want to work it. Dodging, burning, contrast, toning – it all comes into play.
So I hope I can make it interesting for you all.
These are really great photos. Looking forward to more of these in the coming days.
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Very interesting to me. I love black and white! Looking forward to it.
I anticipate lots of your fabulous texture shots. I love black and white or subtly toned images. Looking forward to your announcement too…
love these shots