Black and White

This week I took a photo every day that was about making images in black and white. It certainly concentrates the eye, looking for form, pattern and drama. We’re so used to seeing images that rely on colour to tell the story, working in black and white was quite a challenge, looking for subjects where colour would not add anything.

A shaft of sunlight in the stair well made a living theatre shadow-play as visitors walked up and down.

Fountains in the new Eastside City Park in Birmingham/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/4e8/31026898/files/2014/12/img_0938.jpg

A watercolour portrait of my uncle I made, inspired by a tiny black and white photo taken in the late 1930s./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/4e8/31026898/files/2014/12/img_0939.jpg

The sad demise of a dead plane tree thought to have been more than 150 years old, I was lucky to pass by as the last branch was about to be cut. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/4e8/31026898/files/2014/12/img_0940.jpg

2 thoughts on “Black and White

  1. Love these images Sally, and I love posts like this; the title is very apt, ‘studies in creativity’, a demonstration of how to get creative! That photo of the man in the tree is very powerful and I’m fascinated by the shadow play on the stairs too

  2. Oh you’re too kind Phil – I do love trying lots of different things, maybe one day I will settle on just one kind of practice but then again probably not!

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