Monday, January 18, 2010

Weekly Black & White Square Photo

Alley Winter

This is a follow up to last week's photo - Spy Cam. This view is directly below the one in Spy Cam. However, both in their own rights have something that together can create one photo but separate, will conjure up different thoughts and emotions. As to what they might be, I will leave that up to you, the viewer. For each one who looks at them will have different thoughts and will look at them in differing ways. The thoughts that come to mind for me are cold, dark and mysterious.

The photo itself was taken with a DSLR and an 18 - 105 lens. ISO was 1600 and the settings were the same as last weeks. In Photoshop Elements I converted the image for the square look, converted it to B&W, added some contrast, did a little dodging of a couple of areas and then, after resizing for web viewing, I added just a smidgen of sharpening; hardly enough to mention.

Yeah, the Spy Cam has a view of a dark & cold world as the blue side of the evening, when the darkness takes control and overtakes the light of day, creates Alley Winter. As mysterious as the scene looks, all was well because it was so cold that the only people here this evening was one very cold and shivering photographer.

Yeah, this is my dark and cold world, of which there is no mystery, and you are welcome to it.


  1. I need to get out and do some photowalking. SOON! Love both spy cam shots!

  2. Love it! Great processing. By the way I was inspired by your shot of the Paw Paw tunnel. I went down over the weekend to shoot it and it was boarded up for repairs. Darn! Hopefully they will be done by Spring.

  3. Glenn, I agree with others about the processing. It has great impact. I can feel myself standing in the snow on that corner, leaning against that building.