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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Black & White Photograhy

      

Court House Rising

    

I was downtown waiting for the 911 Ride to come through town and this gave me a little time to just look around. I had already taken a few “establishing” photos and was just looking to see what else there was. Nothing!

Man, there has to be something out there, not connected to the Ride, I was thinking. Then, I saw it. From my vantage point all I could see was the top of the Court House, up on Prospect Square, peeking out over the top of the buildings, and I like the way the light was coming across the building. There’s my shot, I said.

I used the tree as a frame and zoomed in to crop out everything else except for that part of the Court House that was showing. Right after I took the photo I felt that this would make a good B&W image, as there was no real color in the frame and a lot of empty space. I felt that with this view, in a B&W setting, I could put some kind of a color in the wide expanse of nothingness; and I did, sort of…

So, having captured this scene, and working it in my digital darkroom, this is what the final image is like. It is a different view of the Court House and I hope you like it…