Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday in Black & White

As promised here are the shots from my Sunday constitutional that worked in b&w. Neither the fir cone nor the park bench worked very well as b&w shots; there wasn't enough variation in hue values among the elements of the shots to make interesting pictures. The other four worked quite well, though. Rather than use Photoshop's built-in b&w conversion function, I again went to the Exposure 2 plug-in to try out some of the classic b&w film emulations. The last three used the Kodak T-MAX 100 setting, a medium grain panchromatic film well-suited to detail in photos. The first shot used the Ilford HP5 Plus 400 setting, a film that deals better with varied lighting conditions, as this situation with both wooded and open areas would call for.





© 2011 by A. Roy Hilbinger

6 comments:

  1. Oh they do work well. Monochrome certainly does emphasise shape and line doesn't it. You always inspire me to take photographs Roy : one of the few people who do.

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  2. Yes, that works very well! :)

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  3. Interesting about the park bench & the cone--what you say certainly makes sense. These all work very well in b&w

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  4. i have to be more courageous and play around with black and white.....striking snaps!

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  5. They Work So Well ,Roy.'Something Very Muscular About Black+White.

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