Posts Tagged ‘Monochrome’

Raindrops on the Blossom

August 11, 2014

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While we have many beautiful lilies in our yard, I thought this black-and-white photo does a great job of bringing out the raindrops clinging to the blossom after a short summer shower.

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The Great Wall

May 9, 2014

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I saw the Great Wall of China for the first time in July, 1987.  It was truly amazing to see that giant wall snaking across the ridge line north of Beijing.

This image was created from a slide I made in July, 1987.

Little Pigeon River

January 15, 2014

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Last January Betsy and I spent a couple of days in the Smokies and did some hiking along the Little Pigeon River.  l captured this picture of the river near the turnoff to Ramsey Cascade in the Greenbrier section of the park.

Looking Toward Beijing

September 20, 2013

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When I first visited China in 1987 I was shooting slides.  And although I have scanned slides, the results aren’t always satisfactory.  But after doing some experimenting,  I thought this view of Badaling Pass looking toward Beijing, taken from the Badaling Gate of the Great Wall, looked pretty good as a ‘vintage’ black and white image.

Monochrome or Color? (2)

March 28, 2013

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I’ve continued to experiment with monochrome versions of some of my photos.  While it is certainly true that our world is colorful, and I like color photos most of the time, black and white can call attention to details that can be missed in the color version.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Monochrome or Color?

March 19, 2013

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In some ways monochrome images are ‘old-fashioned’, but they can still create beautiful images and show details that can be lost in a color image.  I rather like the monochrome image above, which shows one of the daffodils in our yard, Chromacolor.

The color version of the photo is shown below.

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Icy Trees at Dawn

February 21, 2013

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We had an ice storm overnight in late January.  The next morning i captured these icy branches glistening in the early morning sun.

Jewels in Trees

January 31, 2013

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We had some light freezing rain overnight earlier this month.  The next morning was cloudy, but the tree branches looked as if they were covered with jewelry.  I couldn’t resist getting this picture of tree branches in our back yard.