Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Black and White




Almost overnight about 8 years ago I stopped shooting black and white. It was as if I woke up to color, I'd been living in a sepia or hand-colored world my whole life. Except for a portrait here or there I don't find the monotone work very enthralling anymore. These are actually color shots in winter. The simplicity of the imagery got me.

8 comments:

  1. all about strong line,
    and
    the power in that flight.

    your camera loves winter. breaking it down. nice.

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  2. Greetings Thea,

    Thank you for sharing your images with us and they are very fitting for this time of year.

    I personally like B/W photography and I would like to suggest that if you decide to return to doing B/W, that you consider duo-tomes photos. The difference of a secondary warm tone provides greater depth and a nice transition between the cool black and white.

    Thank you for sharing,
    Egmont

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  3. Beautiful! I especially love the composition of the first one. Winter is a great time to get out and shoot. Thanks!

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  4. Thank you all for the suggestions and compliments, Winter light can't be beat, you can shoot ALL day long, angling perfectly on your subject. I'm finding it wonderfully distracting! I think there is more black and white ahead, and thats OK.

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  5. Even the Thrush looks black and white, but I know she is hiding her brilliant orange. I love the starkness of winter images - down to the bones, the essence.

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  6. I adore what you say here. almost overnight I stopped, I woke up. Ah. a moment in which you became enlightened. a breakthrough of sorts. how i long for such a moment in my life. of course changes happen slowly sometimes and what appears to be instant might have taken a long slow transition in coming. but still....

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  7. I really enjoy these, the black and white is so striking. Thank you.

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