Wednesday, March 29, 2017
This image is a black & white version of a coloured poster that I made tonight. Full size, it is printed on Epson's Ultra Premium Lustre photo paper, 17 x 22 inches, and it looks quite lovely. However, I decided for this site, I would give it a go in monochrome, and I quite like it that way also. The message speaks for itself....
Hope you enjoy.....
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
This image is actually a reposting of an image I posted back in 2012, but I thought I would start the New Year out with this same image, only it is a bit gnarlier than the last one. The way things are going, we will need a few horseshoes to help out with things in the future. It might be easier to just post these B&W images along with the colour ones on my other blog site, and just maintain the one site. But if there are still any folks who prefer looking a B&W images only, then this site might still have some use. So if there are still any visitors to this site.....lots of luck in 2017! Stay tuned.....
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
other site, and I think I prefer this one. This is one instance in which the colour "gets in the way" in my humble opinion. An enlargement will likely confirm it one way or the other. After checking with our neighbour, I was informed that it was a Nikko Deutzia plant. All right then, I'll settle for that...sounds more exotic than I had expected. Hope you enjoy it also.....
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Monday, November 30, 2015
Today we went for a little ride down to historic old Amherstburg and stopped a while in the Naval Yards Park beside the Detroit River. There was a sculpture there of 3 army rifles from the War of 1812. The artist had made a tripod of sorts from the 3 guns, and at the top, twisted the barrels together, and had roses growing from the top, reaching for the sky. When I tried to do something with the images afterward, they for some reason were not satisfying to me as straight photographs. After thinking about it for a while, I decided the sculpture would look best as a black and white image, and this is the end result which I find does it a little more justice than a straight photograph...if there is anyone out there who is still visiting this little blog of mine, I hope you enjoy it also.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
This image is from a fruit tree that was growing in our back yard a few years ago. I can't remember if it was an apple or cherry tree....no way am I a botanist! Anyway, I converted it from colour to Black and White just to see if I might like it or not, and as it turns out, I do. Then I decided to add a little something to it to make it look like it has a bit more texture to it, and after using a Photoshop filter I decided that it looked like it was covered with some very fine particles of coal. It somehow brought back childhood memories of when our home was heated with a wood/coal stove and on very windy days when there was a strong downdraft, things would get coal dust all over. The women especially would be really put out if they had their clothes on the line, and when they were brought inside at the end of the day, they would be all covered in coal dust! That was not conducive to a good mood for anyone afterward. So..... there you have it. My rendition of coal dust on blossoms.....
Sunday, January 26, 2014
However, it was the expression of total concentration in her eyes that provided the most power and impact for me. This is a scan of a black & white 6 x 7 cm negative from my Mamiya RB67.
I am hoping to be using it more soon as we finally got some winter here in Windsor, and I hope to get some outdoors shots soon. Stay tuned....
Monday, December 30, 2013
Here's wishing a Happy New Year in 2014 and good health and just rewards for everyone!
Friday, June 14, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A few days ago, I went to a farmers market here in Windsor, at the Sportsman's Club, and in addition to the produce, there was a small display of old cars and hot rods. This one is a bit of a "hybrid" as the owner saw fit to transplant the old Ford engine, with a later model Chevy one. I don't know much about these things, but I wondered if an old Ford 289 cu. in. would have worked just as well. Maybe it is just a cool thing to have a Ford body, and a Chevy "heart", I guess. I have nothing against either make, as I have owned both Fords and Chevys and was more than satisified with them all. At any rate, this is just my Black & White version of this old beauty.
If I am not mistaken, I believe that I had posted this photo as a colour rendition on my other blog site. Tonight however, I decided to see how it would look in Black & White. It somehow works for me. In the near future, I will be able to process my black & white film myself, and hope to be posting some of the images from my Mamiya RB67. It has been a while since I have felt "excited" about photography, and the thought of doing a little...or a lot, of darkroom work again seems to be doing just that for me. I hope if there is still anyone out there who is bothering to check out this site, will let me know. Hope you like this one......it was shot on colour Fuji Reala film, scanned, and converted to B & W in Photoshop CS3. It is from a series of shots that I did at Cape Anguille, Codroy Valley, Newfoundland quite a few years ago now.