On Facebook, a friend challenged me to post one lone photo, new or old, executed in black and white, for 5 days strait; and nominate another friend to do the same. I’m busy at that right now. The challenge reminded me that it’s been ages since Leslie and I fulfilled a Snapmammas assignment. So here is the new task for our sixth photo mission:
Share 6 Black and White, lone new or old images not previously posted in the blog. Drop them consecutively before adding new color images.
As I started looking through my previously taken photos, before entertaining new shots, I remembered the image below from my recent photo foray at the 2014 Balloon Fiesta. You can link to those color shots here: part one, part two, part three, part four).
My initial reflections about shooting in monochrome are:
* Without saturated color, just tones in grey along the black and white spectrum, eyes are drawn easier to lines and curves in the composition;
* Black and white treatment punctuates an image with timelessness;
* If in B/W, the lighting becomes a critical factor. If the subject is not presented to our eyes in pure black and white schemes, one must search out highlights and shadows and contrasts in a way that presents the subject with more artful intent.
I have 5 more images to share for this assignment.
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