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Tuesday, September 16, 2008


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.


Victor 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.

Diederick Wijmans said...

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

Jane Hards Photography 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.