Tag Archives: Black and White

3987 – Snow Among the Trees

Last winter we didn’t have much snow, or better, what snow we had, we didn’t have for long.

What you see here is from mid-January. Within a day quite a lot of wet snow had fallen, and a few days later it was aready gone.

Or at least that’s what I thought to remember. I don’t have taken images daily those days, but from what I see now, we seem to have had at least a month of continually white landscape. Strange how memory fails 🙂

3940 – Waves

Yesterday my friend Ted Byrne, Artist and blogger from Lancaster, PA, was here in Vienna and I’ve shown him a few places. We’ve talked a lot about politics, art and of course photography. Black and white vs color was among our topics, and this is one more example for why I use B&W:

The image simply didn’t work in color. First there was not much color to begin with, and then I had to selectively push exposure and increase contrast, for instance to bring out the structure of the reflections on the lower side of the blades. That’s the kind of operation that ruins every color consistency and, frankly, it also raises noise. None of that is a problem in B&W.

3926 – Solitude

Here’s another images that I couldn’t remember having taken. Looking at the timestamp, I most likely was on the train at that time. Obviously the camera was still an hour off 🙂

As to the image itself, well, it’s one of those unspectacular images that I might have deleted. Instead I tried a B&W conversion and some heavy vignetting, and suddenly it began to look kind of interesting. Ymmv.

3830 – Information Please

Today I’ve seen something that I can’t really believe. Can anybody confirm that this is not satire? The journalist, with desire in her eyes, praying to her hero-god? The absurd pseudo-scientific expression of “five-times-better”? “Oh, of course my experts say it’s 5.37 times better, but because I’m a humble man I round it down!”. And then her question “unmanned”? Yeah sure, this time. Normally our bombs have pilots, but this time we knew they would explode!!!

Please, beg you please, tell me this was satire!