Post by hmca on Jul 4, 2019 20:52:02 GMT
For some reason, I always find it easier to find a subject when we travel. Everything is new and I am intent on discovery. It’s often like being on a treasure hunt, not knowing what will show up further along the road.
In the case of landscape, we will travel to a certain location known for its natural beauty. However, at home I need to challenge myself to come up with an interesting subject.
I tend to go back to the same locations over and over. I’m not saying this is necessarily a bad thing, but I need to expand my vision.
The subject for our next black and white assignment will be left up to you. However, there is one catch. Your images must be in walking distance of where you live.
And for this assignment you will be asked to look at the familiar in the context of black and white photography.
When deciding what to shoot remember that black and white/monochrome can be used to emphasize the shape, texture light and shadow of a scene as well as create a certain mood.
Before you head out it might be good to think about which of these aspects you would like to emphasize. That may guide you in deciding what time of day might be best.
When posting your image please tell us a little about why you chose this particular subject. Were you drawn to the interplay of light and shadow? Did you think that the shape or texture inherent in the scene would be enhanced by converting to black and white?
Does it have some historical significance that would be enhanced by using sepia tone perhaps?
Here are images within walking distance of my home......
I live across the street from a marina. This picture was taken yesterday and the weather was less than ideal. Looking out my windows there is always something going on on the river so I thought
I should definitely include one of boats. After seeing the explanations of members' editing process using LR, I decided to use it exclusively for all of my edits for this challenge. After selecting a base
monochrome I used the basic sliders, color sliders, split tone options, curves and vignette and fiddled (that's a Clive term) my way to a final edit.
Also taken yesterday, I am always drawn to the character of older homes.
In contrast the home below was destroyed by fire a few years ago and rebuilt in an attempt to restore the architectural style of the past.
Finally I chose this plant on our property....I liked the shape of the leaves and thought the plalnt would create an interesting black and white image.