The Challenge of Black and White
Recently I have been doing a lot of black and white. Challenging myself, trying to see what works and what doesn’t. I have never been a believer that every image is better in black and white. I always felt that you should take it image by image, however, that doesn’t mean that some images don’t just cry out to be black and white.
I was talking to Laura Macky the other day and we were both talking about how we don’t do it enough. That we really should push ourselves to attempt more. I have always found this blog to be great for pushing me. So we thought, let’s challenge ourselves. So today’s post is our first. Of course the biggest hurdle to overcome was the time difference, she is in the US, so she will do her posts on Tuesdays, and I will do mine early on Wednesday morning.
This is my image for our first challenge, the building is the Rialto Towers. For many years this building was the tallest in Melbourne, it has been surpassed now, but it is still an amazing landmark. There was an observation deck up there as well, but I think it is has closed now. Possibly due to the one now on Eureka Tower.
I did this image as a HDR initially, but I have also added other parts back in, then made it black and white. I do have two versions of it, as there was something in the colour one that I really liked, so maybe I will show that another time. The image was taken the same morning as the train ones, I have to say that the high ISO was annoying, so I might try going back.
Different images from each of us, but they both have very similar themes, lines and shapes.
We thought we wouldn’t restrict this challenge to just ourselves, and invite you all along to join us. If you like you can email me a link to your post, or email me the image, I will feature your image with a link to your page. I will do this unless I get 100’s, then I might have to rethink.
If you want to participate you must email me, firstname.lastname@example.org or I will lose your comments on the blog or forget where they are.
Remember the time difference, in Australia we are 10+ hours GMT, or it might be 11 at the moment as we have daylight savings. So for most of you, if you do your posts on Tuesday, then mine will come out first thing Wednesday morning, my time. It is so confusing, we will work it out.
Here is a gallery with the images so you can see them a little better.