Thursday, 28 November 2013

Its Not Just Black and White


We have had some quite awful dull overcast weather during recent days and not conducive to nature photography. So its that time that one should practice some black and white shooting.
Scenes that look pretty ordinary under normal circumstances can improve if taken in black and white.









27 comments:

  1. that's a good tip Roy and your black and whites look fabulous

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  2. I entirely agree Roy B/W is great for showing light / shade detail and shapes.

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  3. ja soms komt zwart-wit fotografie beter over.

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  4. Roy, I'm afraid your images haven't done much to liven up the rather dull mood that I have fallen into over the last few dark and dreary days, although the new header, with those lovely rays of sunshine, did help a little!...lol.
    It's always good to go back to B&W now and again, you've captured some lovely autumnal images...[;o)

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    1. Thanks. It has been pretty disheartening over the last few days Trevor. All you can do is think of those nice sunny summer days when you were out shooting birds/butterflies and wishing you hadn't worn that jacket you had put on when you set off for the day.
      The header is looking out from Portland Heights and you can just see Chesil beach on the right.

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    2. Spot on Roy, those hot, sunny, humid days...the overpowering smell of sunscreen...trudging along sweating buckets...burdened down with all those extra clothes that you've had to strip off...gasping for a drink to ease that parched throat, because you foolishly didn't ration out the one bottle of water that you took out with you... being eaten alive by flies, midges and all types of creepy crawlies as to try to frame up that perfect butterfly shot....aarhh! I remember those days well....sigh!...[;o)

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  5. A grey and grim sort of post Roy, though given the weather recently it seems entirely appropriate ;-) However seriously these are atmospheric and nicely composed shots and just go to show that you can get great pics in even the most uninspiring of conditions :-)

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  6. ...there is definitely something about a black and white photo that makes you take a second look. These are all lovely.

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  7. Very, very nice. I like your calm photos in black, white and grey .
    JetteMajken

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    1. Hi Jette, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

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  8. I don't mind it being cold so much but oh for some blue skies! always interesting to experiment with B&W

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    1. Thanks Pete. Yes blue would be good, even some white and blue would be good.{:))

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  9. Getting the comment form to open up this morning on several Blogger blogs was a pain!
    So here I am at last!
    You are perfectly right about black & white by this appallingly dark weather!
    The lack of light kept me away from fauna photography too long already!
    Great images, Roy!
    N° 1 & 4 are probably my favorites!
    Cheers keep well!

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  10. A lovely study in black and white!

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  11. Love b & w. These remind me of the Bronte sister novels -- my favorite being Jane Eyre. Love the mood b&w evokes.

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    1. Thanks Laura, I know what you mean.{:))

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  12. Particularly to agree in black / white see Roy but fun :-)

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  13. Roy, these are very "Artsy Fartsy" and I love them. Black and white photography has a beauty all its own. it can be quite dramatic and sometimes I miss those long hours in the darkroom developing my own prints! I'm glad we don't need to use all those toxic chemical any longer however! Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Kathie, yes all that was a chore wasn't it.

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