My desire to start creating b&w images again was born out of two things: the first is my recent decision to focus my efforts solely on mood photography, and b&w medium is perfect for creating mood. The absence of colour really helps you draw the attention to the atmosphere and mood; and secondly, I always like to make improvements in my work and learn new things about photography and I feel that converting colour digital images into b&w provides a great scope for making a progress in my work.
So here is a first handful of selected images I took recently/not long ago that I thought would look good converted to black & white. Most of them I haven't shared before at all and one or two I shared as colour images.
|Upper Ponden Farm, Stanbury Moor|
|Three Old Wooden Chairs, Haworth|
|Lake District Sheep|
|Reading Spot, Haworth|
|Brontë Parsonage, Haworth|
Sepia, with its old photo look, is part of monochrome photography I am also eager to experiment with.
|Wycoller Village, Lancashire|
|Branwell's room, Brontë Parsonage|
|Earnshaw Room, Ponden Hall|
|Still Life With Vintage Writing Slope|
I am not saying I will now be creating b&w images only. I will merely try and include them in my work as well. Not every image looks best in b&w and I am hoping to get better at seeing and understanding tonal ranges and deciding if a scene will look better in colour or b&w.
I bought an interesting, concise online b&w digital photography guide and am looking forward to seeing how I can apply the tips to my themes and style of work.