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B&W Week—Friday

So, how do you select photographic candidates for conversion from color to black and white?  There are a number of considerations that go into the decision making process.

  • Is color vital to the picture’s “story?”
  • Are there textures from which color distracts?
  • Is the subject “vintage” in nature, or otherwise nostalgic?
  • Is the shot already monochromatic in nature?
  • Can certain aspects of the shot be enhanced and overall contrast sharpened by using color filtering techniques in the conversion process?

An affirmative reply to any of the above questions means that you may be looking at photograph that will benefit from being stripped of color.  If a particular shot meets several of the above criteria, then all the better.

Starting next week I’ll take you on our latest adventure.  Until then, here are today’s B&W examples:

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B&W Week—Wednesday

Continuing with our Black and White photography theme for the week.  Hope you’re enjoying the show.

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B&W Week—Monday

The cat sitter is watching the house.  The pool is cleaned and balanced.  And this week Ursula and I are en route to our latest photo adventure.  Hint:  It’s very similar to one we did last year.

Anyway, until we get some photographs of this latest foray, I’m going to do a Black & White week of photography.

All photographs are from a trip we took in the spring of 2010.  Each was selected because its subject matter struck me as lending itself to conversion to B&W.  All conversions were done using Picasa’s filtered black and white tool.

Enjoy the B&W show this week, and  I’ll have new stuff for you the week following:

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