Friday, January 22, 2010
Seeing in Black and White
I am a color girl, (interesting though that I chose a B&W image for the blog image) I do love color in my images but every once in a while, I test out some shots in Black and White. That is.... I shoot them in color and convert in PS. I am intrigued with the vision of some photographers who only "see" images in black and white...not because they are color blind, but because they are "wired" this way.
Arthur Ransome, shared this actual thought process with me one day when I asked him about his work. When Arthur came to The Baltimore Camera Club, I was impressed with his work, but he always displayed in Black and White only. I asked why and he said he only "sees" images as Black and White, not color, even though he is not color blind. That was a big awareness for me....how do I get images in my mind in black and white? It is a good challenge to try and see...from another persons perspective...gradually over time I am getting it. These are a few, I converted a couple days ago and never got to posting.....Black and White is such a beautiful classic look....check out Arthur's site for some nice work! and his thoughts.
Sundown is an image overlay in Photoshop: Iced In is a macro image; shot with a 200 mm lens, converted in PS and Tracks is a 3 shot HDR converted in PS.