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Monday, April 13, 2009

Weekly Black & White Square Photo

This weeks B&W Square Photo is an example of why you can shoot B&W during the midday and get a good photo. Most of the time, in shooting color, the best hours are early morning or late afternoon or evening. With B&W you can shoot any time of the day and still get amazing results.

How many of you know that many of the photos that Ansel Adams created were taken during the time of day when most people would not even think of taking landscape photos. This photo here was taken at 3:15 in the afternoon.

The place is in the Riverside Park near the Gazebo. There is a small tree there and as the sun went behind the clouds I bent down and pointed my camera up through the trees, exposed off of the clouds and fired away; camera was set for Programmed Auto.

This photo was taken with a DSLR and a 28 - 200 mm lens at 28mm, 1/4000 at f/5.6; ISO was at 200. In Photoshop Elements I converted this to a B&W photo, cropped off the bottom part, added a touch of sharpening and that was it.

This looks like a shot in the country but it was done in town with buildings around. Just a different view point and angle, and using the sun behind the clouds to create the silhouette.

Black & White photography can be done anytime of the day or night and it's fun with which to play around. Even country shots in the city are part of my world and I enjoy it immensely.

Yeah, this is my world, one tree at a time, I love it and you are welcome to it.