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Published Saturday, August 23, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cosmos in black and white

The scenic clouds-and-water post below got me thinking about black and white images. Here’s a version of the cosmos flower post below that, in black and white. What do you think? Color, or black and white, for most attractive impact? Which would look best on the wall?

Cosmos flower in the garden, in black and white

Cosmos flower in the garden, in black and white

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Published Friday, August 22, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Puget Sound and sky

I rarely post black and white images, but for this shot of Puget Sound from Redondo, WA, I will make an exception.

Monochromatic photo of dramatic sky and calm Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest

Monochromatic photo of dramatic sky and calm Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest

Joining up at  Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, NF Catching the Light Monday, The Weekend in Black and White, Unique Weekend Challenge (Black and White), and Saturday Show Off. I appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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Published Saturday, November 23, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Birds roosting

It’s getting dark pretty early these days, and these crows were hunkering down for the night against a cloudy sky with rain on the way. You’d think this was old black-and-white film!

Crows roosting in bare trees

Crows roosting in bare trees

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Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Raindrops on my window

Sitting in a car, waiting for a few minutes for the rain to stop, I snapped this photo. Isn’t it funny the way a color image can look totally black and white?

Raindrops on a car window with a gray sky outside

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Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Birds on pilings

I would have called them pier supports, but I am told they are called pilings. They look more like chromosomes to me, actually! This was taken at Dyes Inlet in Silverdale, Washington, in February. I just wanted to look at some water that was not rain or drizzle. Isn’t it cool that this is a color image?

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pilings reflected in still water, monochrome, black and white, dyes inlet, silverdale, washington, ghost pier

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Published Friday, February 24, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dyes Inlet, WA reflections

Yesterday I was lucky enough to spend a bit of time out near a big expanse of water, in Silverdale, WA. Doesn’t being by the water both energize and soothe you? A very powerful and wonderful feeling. I’ve read that a huge portion of the world’s population lives within 50 miles of an ocean coast. I can understand that.

I particularly like this photo because it appears to be black and white (monochrome) but has no adjustment from RGB, is just straight from the camera on a gray late winter’s day. I’m calling it my my Best Post of the Week.

You might check out Outdoor Wednesday, Watery Wednesday, Scenic Sunday, A Piece of Heaven, Weekend Reflections,  Shadow Shot Sunday 2, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera) and Skywatch Friday. Lots of photo talent out there! But do browse around here first, perhaps clicking on a new tag or category, or trying a search. Cloudscape, perhaps?

gray clouds reflected on water, black and white, monochrome, puget sound, wa

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Published Saturday, November 12, 2011, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White clothes in closet

This image is from a visit last year to Ft. Worden in Port Townsend, WA. There’s a tour of what used to be an officer’s quarters turned into a museum, and a closet had these lovely old white clothes hanging in it. I loved the peaceful quality of the light shining on them. No color needed!

Visit Shadow Shot Sunday and Unique Exposures Weekend Challenge (White) for more photo fun, and be sure to browse around Sara’s Fave Photos for something new to you first.

old cotton underclothes, clothes in a closet, window in closet, white undies, old fashioned slips

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Published Tuesday, October 18, 2011, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Redondo, WA waterfront

You’ve got to love shades of gray to live in Seattle. This is a little waterfront town, Redondo, right on Puget Sound, the other day when the sky almost looked like snow. It wasn’t all that cold, but it sure felt like winter was around the corner. Coming back to this after a few days, I really like the simplicity of the forms. I’m calling it my Best Post of the Week.

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Published Saturday, November 13, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Las Vegas airport waves

I’m not sure what to call this hallway I saw in the airport the other day. It certainly looks like waves to me. Since it was practically monotone anyway, I thought I’d go all the way to black and white. Can you see the height of the high heels the woman is wearing? I hesitate to tweak the lighting too much to show them well, as I’m afraid of ruining the mood. What do you think?

Visit Hey Harriet for neat shadows and Weekend Reflections for more reflection photos. A new meme, Sunday Creative, asks for posts with the theme of “Lonely.” I think this qualifies.

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b&w, black and white, monotone, hallway, Las Vegas, airport, travel, suitcase, interior, wavy lights

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Published Wednesday, March 24, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Black and white

Years ago I used to shoot TriX film. I learned to develop my own film, make contact sheets, and print enlargements in the darkroom with a red light. Shooting black-and-white film was a great exercise in learning to “see.” I chose better subjects and composed the frame better when I wasn’t distracted by the color.

Now any photo can become black and white, but which ones are actually improved by removing the color? I’ve sifted through the archives a bit and chosen three that seem interesting. But I really want your opinion. Would these be better in the regular, real and colorful way, or does this create a mood that is worth doing?

Visit Thursday Challenge (“Black and White”) for more visions of that theme.

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Published Wednesday, March 11, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Leaves and greenery

It’s actually not that easy to take a photo of just green things and have it look good, no matter how wonderful the real place was. I’ve tried many times, believe me. Here’s one I like for you to contemplate, also taken at the Portland Japanese Garden.

It might even look good in black and white or sepia. All right, which do you like better? I think I like the green one best.

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Published Wednesday, February 25, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Wordless and watery (snowy!) Wednesday

This is from December; we had so much unaccustomed snow here in Seattle. This is a view in my backyard of the neighbor’s barn. Even though the photo is almost black and white, there’s some color, too.

For more watery photos, click HERE.

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