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Discussion => General Discussions => Topic started by: Shortsighted on February 27, 2020, 10:55:31 am

Title: Abandoned nests and naked Cottonwood trees
Post by: Shortsighted on February 27, 2020, 10:55:31 am
Like skeletons showing the scars and cause of their mortality.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DZtmL9p/0/2db8d431/L/i-DZtmL9p-L.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-DZtmL9p/A)
Title: Re: Abandoned nests and naked Cottonwood trees
Post by: Paul O'Toole on February 28, 2020, 07:52:56 am
Very interesting and cool image. Black and white works nicely for this.
Title: Re: Abandoned nests and naked Cottonwood trees
Post by: Shortsighted on February 28, 2020, 10:27:10 am
Thanks Paul, I thought so too ... obviously.
Rule of thumb - If colour is not absolutely essential to the image
then it is probably best to express it in B&W. This from a guy
who is eager to see the colours of spring. Nonetheless, B&W
photos seems more dramatic, require the viewer to unpack the
tools of his/her imagination, and it lends itself to embellishment
with B&W filters. I tend to use a green filter frequently, and also sepia
even though it advertises my age. I grew up in B&W largely because
I could not afford to process colour film and develop colour prints in my darkroom.
Eventually I could assess a scene in B&W and when that was too difficult I carried
a red filter with me. Looking through the red filter helped see the
world in B&W, just like a film director carries an viewer prescribed
to the working film format (aspect ratio).
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-wKFVJjv/0/8a7502ef/L/i-wKFVJjv-L.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-wKFVJjv/A)
GEOLITHIC ENCOUNTER

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-GkB9rVw/0/e6a0fff0/L/i-GkB9rVw-L.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-GkB9rVw/A)
BASE TO CAPITAL


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qQrfJzW/0/8f324a6e/L/i-qQrfJzW-L.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-qQrfJzW/A)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-zzFP6D7/0/784dfc52/L/i-zzFP6D7-L.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-zzFP6D7/A)
DEN OF THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LACUNA

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-V4vpzfm/1/c18f5432/L/i-V4vpzfm-L.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-V4vpzfm/A)