Brooklyn Bridge Black & White Angle

New York in Black & White

November 23, 2015 Black & White, History, Travel 0 Comments

I took a semester of photography as an elective when I was in college, long before I began to consider trying to make money as a photographer. The class was taught using film SLRs with black & white film. I quickly learned that I loved shooting in black & white and that even more than shooting, I loved the traditional dark room.

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Rannoch Moor Blur

Rannoch Moor :: Glencoe, Scotland

While in Scotland in September I visited Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands. I had been there once before but it was during my earlier photography days and all I had was my old Canon Snappy point-and-shoot film camera. I had my new, beloved Nikon with me this time, and a tripod, and a polarizing filter…and a bit more skill and experience =) It was nice to get out for a day and just think about photography.

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Bay Bridge Blue Sky

San Francisco

August 31, 2013 Black & White, Travel 0 Comments

I flew out to California in early August to go to a friend’s wedding and while I was out there I got a chance to see a bit of San Francisco.  I’ve been out there a couple of other times in the past several years so it wasn’t all new to me, but I did get to take the ferry from San Francisco to Vallejo (about a one-hour ride) and I dragged myself and my suitcase up to see Coit Tower.  The view on the way up was pretty nice so it was worth it, even if it was a bit of a workout with my suitcase in tow!

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Snowy Night

Merry Christmas!

We don’t get much snow in Atlanta, so this is a picture from almost two years ago.  We got quite a bit (several inches and some ice, which brought Atlanta to a screeching halt) of snow in January 2011. I was actually off work for an entire week. It was lovely.

No sign of snow so far this year and the long-term forecast calls for a milder than normal winter, so I might not be seeing snow any time too soon. This snowy scene will just have to tide me over until the next snowfall.

 

Black & White Viola

Fine Art Assignment

September 18, 2012 Black & White, Music 1 Comment

I’ve been taking a photography class online and our assignment last week was about fine art photography. Fine art photography means something different to everybody and these shots of my viola (which I started playing 24 years ago this month!) might classify more as decorative art. One way or another they were fun to take and convert to black and white. The more photography and photoshop work that I do the more I realize how much I still have to learn! For the most part that is really exciting…I just wish I could learn at warp speed.

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