Tag: Topaz B&W Effects

Ouch

I had a nice long three-day weekend and didn’t perform any photography to speak of. It was a beautiful weekend also, weather-wise. But the reason I didn’t get to shoot anything is because I was in pain all weekend. I don’t know what happened and can’t remember any event that triggered it but my right hip, knees, lower back, chest,…

Backlight

I came across an empty city townhouse in Wheeling and I couldn’t help but to peer into the large window and see what it looked like inside. I love old interiors and I’m always searching for ways to look inside places, especially if they are abandoned. This one wasn’t abandoned, just empty, and looked rather nice inside. The building was…

Woodsy

A little diversion from the carnival and into the woods of West Virginia. Just a lot of trees there.

Forms

I wasn’t planning on posting anything today, mainly because I really haven’t been shooting anything of substance lately. But with a wild weekend planned of working on my house I thought I should put something up because it may be a while before I get to explore any photographic avenues. These are some old pipes near a work site that…

A rocky start

Just a few more black and white images to share with you. These were all taken around a campground and the subjects are basically non-subjects. Hey, I can only shoot what’s in front of me. 🙂 For some reason I am really liking the black and white images I have been getting with the Lumix camera lately. I don’t know what…

Watch those auto levels

One of the first things I do when I open a RAW file in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) is hit the “auto” button which corrects the levels to what it thinks is right for the image. Most times it does a good job and I only have to make a few tweaks on the sliders before opening the file in…

Texture and tones

I don’t know why I’ve been on this black and white kick lately, but I may as well enjoy it while it’s here. Of course, coming across a scene like this helps fuel the fire somewhat. A simple scene  of a pipe running through a bracket into some rubber flaps is transformed into a cool abstract when broken down into light and…

Enchanting camper

When I originally spotted this camper, I was drawn to its aqua blue trim along the top, in addition to its condition and placement within the scene. And it does, in fact, make a nice color photo as the wooded area is a nice bright green. But after processing, I began to think that it would do well as a black and white…

How low can you key?

It’s not too often that I come across a scene that would make a good low-key image, so I was happy to spot this one. I was in Pittsburgh and was simply taking a walk with my wife on a beautiful spring day. The area we were at has shopping and restaurants so there isn’t too much to shoot as far…

The color works…but

Yes, I’m still digging into my archives because I haven’t been out shooting for the past week. It seems like forever to me but I’m sure most readers don’t even notice. Looking at photos from this time last year, I noticed that we had a nice covering of snow which, of course, makes things somewhat pretty around here. When there is no snow…