The random photo of the week experiment might have hit the half way low point. Only the diehards are holding out. I was slightly late getting my photo submitted myself. I think I’ll remove the link from the website at the top but continue it until next year and see from there. Here are last weeks “light placement” photos:
Photo By: Christopher D. Bennett. Go check out his website www.photography139.com for many other photos.
A flag celebrating the 4th of July. Photo By: Mike.
The machine was powered on a bit early due to the Monday holiday. It was a quiet ceremony only witnessed by a two people. Nothing fancy, I just walked down the stairs and pressed the button. The machine quietly, and maybe for the first time, picked something at random.
Otherwise known as “Black and White” and is new for this year. These photos are shades of gray or sepia. There was a time when B&W photography was all that existed. While color has been around as far back as 1860s, B&W was the only commercial photography up until 1907 and home users didn’t get color until several years after world war II. It wasn’t until the 70s that it was wide spread. Once color came around B&W almost disappeared, everybody wanted color. With the wide spread use of modern digital cameras came a small resurgence in B&W. There are many great B&W photographers out there.
To me a well balanced detailed B&W photo is visually appealing. Without the color distraction your eyes naturally focus in on the subject reveling all the hidden detail. My suggestions for a good B&W photo is to find something with a bit contrasting light and lots of detail like Flowers, Tree bark or anything bumpy. An image search reveals all the possibilities. Most modern cameras have the ability to select B&W as should all imaging software be able to convert color to B&W. If you don’t have either use your favorite search engine and search for “online convert to black and white” There are many sites that do it for free.