Anyways here’s a few shots the overlook tower at Cheaha Mountain in Alabama.
I was playing with black and whites again, and I tweaked it to give the image a “classic” look. Just having fun.
I’ve been playing with cyanotypes too, so I figured I’d combine these two into one image, and here’s the finished product.
I’ve always liked cyanotypes…I’ve just never tried to do them myself.
I was playing with my camera phone, and snapped this little ditty. I thought it made an interesting back and white photo.
April and I climbed this little used staircase on a hike.
With post processing, you can simulate the effects of many vintage films. The trick here is finding the right color mix– that is the intensity of colors in relation to one another before one desaturates the image. Here are some of the things I play with when black and whites in no particular order.
Black and white photography was the first form of photography to be invented over 150 years ago, and has remained popular since then for its aesthetic and artistic properties. Traditional black and white photography is more or less is the result of monochromatic, light-sensitive chemicals on some sort of medium such as film or plates. Some chemicals respond to different colors of light more than others. A combination of light color and film selection with black and white photography produce different effects when the colors are represented in monochrome. That is, if a film that was hypersensitive to red, it would have bright white areas if the light source was originally red. Traditionally, photographers had to choose a type of black and white film to whatever effect he or she was going for, and if he or she had control over lighting, would adjust lighting according to the film. Some photographers still prefer this method because of the limitation of digital cameras
When using a digital camera, a photographer obviously does not have the option to choose a type of film for a desired effect. Most cameras only have one sensor, so this requires that either the camera convert to image to a monochrome image, or the photographer convert in in post-processing. Some cameras have options when converting images to black and white, but for the most control, shooting and saving an image in a RAW format gives the photographer the maximum number of options when post-processing.
My wife shot this pictures…She’s a great photographer because she can make even me look good.
My wife shot this picture one day when we were out cruising around on some bicycles. The were borrowed for the moment and had tires with about 10 PSI in them…not something you want to ride on, but it was fun nevertheless.
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