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Anyone that has been following my work, knows that I have a love for black and white photography. It may be because I started shooting with black and white film in college and developed my own prints or it could be because there is a certain dramatic element that can be portrayed in black and white vs. color. The subject matter must be just right and the contrast in shapes and subjects plays an important part. I am attaching five differ captures displaying each in the original color and the final black and white print. I want to note that when I did this shoot, I saw each shot in black and white and that was my original intent.
The setting is a wooden walkway along the Rogue River in Rockford, Michigan. This was a typical “Kirt wandered off from the group to get some shots”, scenario. As I wasn’t into shopping in the village and knew it would take a little bit of time for everyone to agree on a restaurant for lunch, I excused myself and these shots are the result (part of the result…more to come from another area of the river).
I also want to note if I had been at this location during peak fall colors, we wouldn’t be having this discussion on black and white photography with these shots.
What I like about these pictures, is the depth the walkway creates as it winds along the river between the trees. Since it is winter, the branches create a separate element of contrast. I shoot in RAW format, so I can adjust the detail and contrast to give an edgier look, which I did. I am going to frame three of them in my office, so would appreciate any feedback on which three.
Thoughts? (P.S. – it’s ok if you prefer the color…no offense taken, I admit I have a penchant for B&W)
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I took a quick hike the other day down by a lake near us. I was not familiar with this particular trail, so I wasn’t sure what kind of photo shots I would get. I was pleasantly surprised by two very interesting opportunities. The first opportunity I call “The Moss Rock Wall” and have include 4 shots from that series. (The second find I will save for a later post)
In this series, the trail is descending down a hill towards the lake in a series of “hairpin” curves. Remember this is December and the Pacific Northwest, so we have the typical gray skies and a lot of green with all of the rain we have been getting. Enjoy…..
Two levels of the wall just below a “hairpin” curve…
Looking back at the “hairpin” curve….
And finally a close up of the Moss Rock Wall….
Thanks for letting me share my hiking find, I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
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