Friday, January 01, 2010

For old f Dave

Dave suggested I do the grayscale conversion on this waterfall picture. It was a great idea. I agree that it looks good. How odd that diving into the world of color digital photography would lead to a fascination with black and white!

Black and white is a whole new world of light and tones. It's amazing how black and white can often be more expressive than color. Thanks a lot, Dave. Now I'm starting to wonder how my whole world looks in grayscale!

Miles and smiles,



Dave said...

There was this guy named Ansel Adams who made a nice career out of B and W ; )

bluekat said...

Nice! this converted well to B&W.

It's funny that taking something away (color) can add so much more back in.

bobskoot said...


Everyone thinks Ansel Adams only did black and white. I have a book of his colour photos. B&W requires more dedication to composition and light. Glad you are making it over to the "other side".
Photography and riding go hand in hand. Now you will have to slow down to smell the roses. Time to get that Vespa GTS

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Chuck Pefley said...

Just think! In grayscale you'll have no red lights to stop for! "Gee, Officer ... they light was a nice mid-tone gray when I went through that intersection." LOL!!

Jack Riepe said...

Dear IronDad (Dan):

I must have been run over by a pie wagon or something. Looking at your blog tonight, I discovered I missed the last three episodes. I have no idea how this happened.

The last thing I remember was opening a bottle of rum. Suddenly, everything went black and white. Then I woke up in a police station, getting probed, by cops who seemed to like it.

I like your pictures. Take them the way you want to. Sooner or later, taking pictures will be like turning a motorcycle... You'll just lean into the perfect setting.

Happy New Year...

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

Sojourner rides said...

Totally agree! The light and tones of B&W are incredibly powerful. I've been doing a lot of street photography lately and the difference between color and b&w is stunning. Yours is a beautiful capture!