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Black and White

A long while ago Shutter Sisters had a post about black and white photos. Maya at Springtree Road blog celebrates November in Black and White. Black & white photography is one of my passions. Likely because I grew up with black and white (yes, I’m that old). Now that I have my own [digital] darkroom I spend a lot of time converting numerous images to black and white, or sepia, or one of the many versions of the vintage look.

dsc_4413Trouble is, I have so many to choose from. Soft ones, high contrast ones, high key, and all sorts that fall somewhere in between.

bare fruit tree at Butchart Gardens

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Gayle - November 5, 2009 - 11:34 am

Wow! Two very different photos and they both look great in black and white!

Roberta - November 5, 2009 - 12:12 pm

I love black and white too. I like the tulips!

The Garden Ms. S - November 5, 2009 - 8:49 pm

Two fabulous examples of the different effects you can get with black and white – love them both but the drama of the tree really wows me!

DesignTies - November 5, 2009 - 9:58 pm

My post today is about black & white too ๐Ÿ™‚ But it’s not quite as elegant as your post…. WOW!!! Gorgeous photos!! Love the softness of the tulips and the sharpness of the tree. It almost looks 3D!!

Kelly

sherri - November 5, 2009 - 11:09 pm

The top image needs framed and Hallmark needs to print it on cards. Wow.

rem_la - November 6, 2009 - 1:29 am

superbe tout simplement

Sebrina - November 6, 2009 - 12:05 pm

I adore Black and White!! Beautiful!

Shelli - November 8, 2009 - 9:57 pm

Lovely! Ack. Almost forgot about Maya’s b&w Nov. Will need to post something soon.

Candace - November 8, 2009 - 10:16 pm

Both gorgeous in entirely different ways.

natasha klein - November 17, 2009 - 8:15 pm

love the tree where is that? very nice flowers