Truth be told, I can’t believe it has only been 26 days of editing it feels like 2600 days. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy my edits, but they take a long time because my ‘before’ has been usually less than desirable.
I have long been interested in black & white photography both film and digital. I love the timeless quality. B+W appeals to my minimalistic leanings and my love of monochrome. I felt like I never grasped the concept of how to ‘see’ a color image to translate it successfully to a black + white. I got lucky this weekend and found an essay by photographer John Batdorff on how he accomplishes his b+w images, by just reading a few sentences I started to have about a dozen ‘aha’ moments. I tried to apply his words of wisdom to a few older photographs and felt happy with the initial results. I can’t wait to go out and shoot some new images now with what I learned and see if I can really delve deeper into this medium.