Category: Black and White

Monochrome in a colorful place

I decided to finally visit the Palace of Gold in Moundsville, West Virginia after putting it off for decades. I don’t live too far from there yet I almost never even think about going. But it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I was wondering what I could photograph that would be different and I though it would be a nice time…

Cubism

In my last post that I titled a whirlwind of activity I found that I failed to mention any activity. Since the post before that one, my old computer died and I had to get a new one and start all over with installing programs, getting used to Windows 10, reinstalling programs, getting aggravated with windows 10, finding workarounds to…

A whirlwind of activity

I know it’s been over a month since my last post and honestly I never realized how fast time was flying by. I surprised I still have a few visitors every day because it would appear that I abandoned this site. But I’m still here! Well, for the time being at least. I have an idea for another site more…

Wasn’t feeling too creative this year, so……

…I am happy to report that my image “Tanked” was selected as a Peoples Choice winner in the Pattern/Texture category in the Black & White magazine contest issue #113, available now at finer newsstands everywhere.   Considering I really didn’t feel like like I had anything worth submitting this year that came as a big surprise. BUT, an even better surprise……

Let it snow!

Ah yes, the snow has returned to WordPress!! It’s the most wonderful time of year! To add to the delight, I believe this photo I shot today has that light, snowy feel to it, even though it’s a weed. A dandelion in December! I haven’t done much macro work this year, most likely because I haven’t owned a macro lens since June.…

Buildings, new and old

I haven’t posted in quite a while so I thought I would show a couple of recently shot building photos. The first is a newly constructed office building in a suburban office park. The late afternoon clouds looked so good I couldn’t resist. The empty parking lot helped to balance out with the sky. Color was the word here. The other…

A quick checkup on the creepy factor

I had this post in draft for almost a week and couldn’t think of anything to say to add to the photo, so I just let it linger there for a while until I came up with something. Anything. Since it’s been a week and I had no creative writing juices flowing, I’ll just have to put up something. I took this photo…

Mistake(n) indentity

The one thing I do almost constantly is to try and identify the mistakes in my photos. In turn I try NOT to do those same mistakes over (although I often do). It can range from simple Photography 101 stuff such as using the wrong shutter speed or aperture for the given subject, to composition errors, or choosing the wrong…

Fat man in the bathtub

And I’m sure he would have the blues if he was in this tub. Just another one of the many old bathtubs found throughout rural areas. This particular one has a spring emptying into it, most likely used for cattle at some point. I can’t show this photo without some Little Feat

Not a poet and I know it

Enough haiku silliness, time to get back to normal photography. I’m starting off spring with a nice texturally image of old wood and black rubber. I was drawn to this scene because of the old tire that the tree grew around. Although you can’t see it in this photo that is a real 15′ tree, with branches and everything, that the…