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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Toot TOOT

Inspired by fellow CDP Bloggers Blognote of Arona Every Day, Snapper of Gabriola Daily Photo and Kim of Seattle Daily Photo I have been experimenting with black and white. Above is a band concert on Ship Point Pier. I liked this photo in color but it wasn't until I started to work with it in black and white that I was able to bring out the two tubas like I wanted. The tubas are shiny in color but much shinier in black and white.

5 comments:

Snapper said...

Yes! The tubas would just disappear into the mix in colour wouldn't they? And they frame the director beautifully. Bravo Benjamin!

Knoxville Girl said...

If you like b&w, also check out Laurie's South Pasadena blog. I don't know how to make that a linky thing in comments, lo siento.
Ben, I promised not to mention bird poop today. Honest. It seems our karmic destiny is on a parallel route. You're just having a larger dose of...uh...good luck.
If it's any consolation, your comment made me laugh so hard I spit coffee on my keyboard.

Benjamin Madison said...

Snapper, thanks.

KG - thanks for the pointer to S. Pasadena. I'm learning to like BW. Sorry about your keyboard but I guess that's instant karma.

Blognote said...

This one too is great. If I did not already tell you that I like your photos then I am telling you now!

babooshka said...

It is only when you start working in b&w do you really appreciate colour if you see what I mean. Colour can be a distratcion masking so many little nuances in an image. Those tubas are so focal and intense and would pale in colour. Excellent job on this imgae.