Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Gallery - Black and White

Aged tree - Tehidy Woods, Cornwall


I love black and white photography.   I adore the way in which it draws you into the picture.  With no distraction by colour - you simply focus on the image itself.  

For me what makes a black and white image so successful is the fact that it never dates.  A framed print will never clash with any decorative scheme, and a whole host of images can be placed together and look good.

A touch of green to add impact


Black and white is so dramatic.  It brings out the lines of architecture to perfection, and is the perfect medium for a portrait.  For me, it doesn't work with soft images - it's all about texture, shadow and hard lines - and making a statement.

Early morning - Alanya Harbour, Turkey

I was delighted to see that today's #The Gallery theme on Twitter was black and white.  I dashed off to the computer - and then was stumped to realise I have no idea where I've stored a lot of my images.

About the last time I persuaded middle son to pose.

Train Station - Istanbul.  Such a beautiful building

Unfortunately, these were all I could find.  I'm a little dissapointed - as they're really not the ones I would have liked to post.


The Blue Mosque, Istanbul
I'm now going to spend a pleasant coffee break travelling around the rest of the entrants for this weeks theme.  I now have the urge to go out and take more photos!

5 comments:

  1. I must learn how to get that splash of colour in! These have made me want to DO something with photography now rather than just point & click! Thank you!

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  2. I agree - B&W is timeless and dramatic. That being said, I love the touch of green in the cat's eyes.

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  3. I love doing B&W photography...I love seeing how my photos come out when I process them in the darkroom...excited and satisfying!

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  4. Hi Jan, Well, these may not have been the ones you wanted to post but they are wonderful all the same. Great observations about black and white photography, too. Hope you are having a lovely week. – g

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