Hello my ragtime gal

I was in Wheeling the other evening and was heading out of town as night fell. The colorful neon lights of the Victoria, enhanced by the snowfall, caught my eye and I thought I would grab a quick pic. Fortunately there weren’t any vehicles parked in front of the theater, as there normally is, and I had a clear shot.

Now I know you are thinking, “Uh David, I don’t see any colorful neon lights, what gives?” Well I did do a color version but I thought I would see what a black and white version would look like. I actually did two totally different B&W versions but ended up liking this version better. It’s look is ruminant of a platinum print. I don’t know how succesful that was compared to an actual; platinum print but I like the results. It has a slightly lower contrast and a more even tonality than my first B&W take.

If you are interested, the color version is on my Flickr page here.

© David Guidas

© David Guidas

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  One thought on “Hello my ragtime gal

  1. February 4, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I’m having a hard time choosing between the b&w and the color version. They are both appealing!

    • February 4, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Same here Carissa. Logic says the color is good because of the neon but I just like the B&W version. Kind of fits the subject.

  2. February 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I think the b&w gives it a beautiful timeless feel. Very nice!

    • February 4, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      Thank you Tami.

  3. elmediat
    February 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Beautiful composition. 🙂 I prefer the B&W – the fine detail is very evident and makes up for the loss of the neon colours.

    • February 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you. I’ve grown to like this version the best.

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