Wednesday, June 06, 2012

A Photo A Day For 6 Months: Day 28: Shades Of Gray

"Shades of grey wherever I go
The more I find out the less I know
Black and white is how it should be
But shades of grey are all the colors I see."

~Billy Joel

Lately I have been considering Black/White photography, but not how you might think. The photos you see in this entry appear to be b/w but are in fact in color. I have experimenting with this for a couple years now. The first photo was achieved on a cold, snowy day in December 2009. My original thought was to simply photograph the rare snow event here in the East Bay, but as I walked around Tilden Park, taking the snowy landscape in, I realized that there was a better opportunity... that of photographing the natural lack of color caused by the snow. It had never occurred to be that the landscape would be altered so much by the snow, At least not to the point of seemingly loosing it's natural color. It's fascinating to me. It's definitely worth pursuing I think.

The eggs in the second photo appear just the way they were displayed in the carton. I wasn't looking to do a b/w photograph, it was simply the way the photo came out. I thought about taking the eggs out of the carton, and placing them in a colored bowl, or maybe adding some dye to give them a little more character, but as I snapped away I came to really enjoy the shades of grey that was happening simply through angles and natural lighting. I keep learning new things with my camera, and therefore I am continuing to grow in my photographic style and instinct. It's exciting to me. Photography has taught me so much about life, timing, and passion. It's invaluable.

~Me :)

My friend JR is an awesome photographer, and he has been joining me on my quest for APAD For 6 Months. And you are invited to join us. Just post your photo and come back here with the link that goes back to it. I will include your link with tomorrow's post.


1 comment:

jr cline said...

I've had some surprising black and white photos taken in color modes. I think you may be on to something with that line of thought. Have fun and I look forward to seeing other photos you create in that project.

Here is my link:

Not color black and whites (lol). These were taken in black and white.