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Don't forget to look up!

17 Jan 2022 10:48AM   Views : 516 Unique : 289


Good Morning! As I've already mentioned, I am well into retirement and don't tend to do a lot with my photos - a little cropping and brightening here and there - and I don't use a tripod, filters etc. when I'm out taking photos but I do take the time to look at my surroundings which, I think, is crucial to capturing a good photo. Take this shot, for example, I was about to cross the road, looked up and thought 'that looks interesting' so reached for my smartphone and clicked the shutter button. Once I was home, I applied some quick adjustments in Snapseed, including converting it to black and white (to Nikita's approval who happens to love anything in black and white).

Below are both shots so you can see the in-camera image alongside the edited snap. Smile


Tags: Street Trees Black and white Pixel Smartphone

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17 Jan 2022 1:34PM
A good illustration of the key difference between colour and b&w. The colour version is basically uninteresting, but converting to b&w gives you the freedom to manipulate tonal relationships in order to create interest... something that's rarely, if ever, possible in colour without a result that simply looks wrong.
I like to think of the difference this way – colour ties you to how things look, b&w lets you say how you feel about it.


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