There's something about a black and white photo. I'm not really certain what it is....
Over at Cabin Fever inVermont there is a photography contest. I know, another contest??!? Yep...
I like them - give me a break! Besides, they are adding focus to my summer of photography. Otherwise, I'm wondering around randomly looking for things to take pictures of! Oh wait, I'm already doing that. hrm....
Anyway, as I was converting photos over to black and white, I noticed a few things....
1) For a B&W to be successful, the photo should have a lot of contrast and sharpness.
2) B&W gives photos a timeless feel. (duh...)
3) There are still a lot of adjustments that can be made within the black and white format.
4) B&W can save a photo that might have otherwise been unused.... (see example below!)
5) I need to quit observing and just post some pictures!!!
Of course, B&W can make a photo completely timeless.
Here's a shot I didn't think I liked all that much. But now that it's B&W, it has become one of my favorites!!!
How about a save?! My daughter dressed herself the day I took this. I figured I'd never use the picture anywhere but for myself. Look how the B&W saved it!!
It just brings out the fun, doesn't it??
I also like the high contrast of this one.
It's easier to find the man walking around the pond in the B&W, isn't it.
The wildflower pictures are ones I think I prefer in color.
It works in black and white, but the color is what I love about it.
These last two are my favorites.
The grapes work because it was already a monochromatic photo and it's nice and sharp. There are also lots of highlights and lowlights.
And this is my favorite of all....
Of course, I'm probably biased... :)