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.

8 thoughts on “MMXI::TWENTY-SIX

  1. This is stunning! You’re so right about B&W – it seems you have to start looking, seeing, watching for B&W – all in your minds’ eye.

    LOL about 26 vs 2600! I’m into my 42nd day out of 365….the light is still veeeerrrrryyy far away!

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