Sharing the beauty of the world through photography and writings.
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. " .... Ansel Adams
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Beyond Layers - Black and White

I do....remember black and white television. I remember the first show we watched that had color in it after we got our color tv. Believe it or not it was Wizard of Oz. Do you know, I don't even remember much of watching tv before that and really...I am not that only remember listening to radio. For some reason that one event is my first perception of tv.

Digital photography is great. The things we can do with our vision, our perception of the world, of life itself. It is fabulous to say the least. Post processing software is great. We can add so much color to 'the day' or just completely wipe it out.

Is it the love of artists such as Ansel Adams that always brings us back to black and white, because I do love 'removing the color cast' to my photos from time to time. It tells a complete other story. It takes us to another era. It calms down a mood or even takes a picture that just didn't seem to do what we wanted it to do when we took it and converts it into a 'wow, that's cool' thing. It makes us smile. It makes us think, dream and wonder.

That is what life is about.

Black and white - an expression that will exist forever.

I just have to say - Kim, thank you for your inspiration.

My photo - This is my favorite Marsh that I have discovered close to my home. I visit it quite frequently. The sunsets are awesome. The summer flowers are stupendous. The bird life is abundant and always brings opportunities for birders to add to their life list. It is where I can go to unwind, to walk, to think and ponder and play with my photographic passion.

D90, Tamron 28 - 300 mm, aperture mode. Converted with enhance, conver to black and white with Aurora texture added with overlay at 33% and again with soft light at 60%.

I do have to share one more that I created last week in my other class with Susan Tuttle because this is a very special memory of mine that I will share forever with anyone and everyone that wants to hear the story again and again.

Taken, yes, in Paris. The couple - my son and his fiancé. This is where he proposed to her. I was given the opportunity to go over there a couple months later and they reenacted the event for me...and I took some pics. Of course. (smiling and bragging)

1 comment:

  1. Your blog is such a pleasant place to visit! Love the marsh photo with a quote I've never heard before, but instantly chuckle at! The romantic story of Paris with a special photo to match is wonderful. Keep smiling and bragging!

    Sue from New Bern