19 April 2016

Fate On The Stone Wall

Fate On The Stone Wall

Fate On The Stone Wall

I was pointing my monochrome camera at the stone wall in the woods when Fate came exploding over it, in pursuit of a chipmunk, I think. Fate does not believe in quiet entrances, I hit the shutter and very much like the effect.

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The Very Old Stone Wall. Seeing The World Anew

The Old Stone Wall

Photography changed my life, it helped me to see the world anew. Every time I get a new camera or lens, I see the world differently, I try taking photographs of different things, I see things I have not really seen before. The new converted Canon monochrome is already changing what I look at. I haven't taken a photograph of an old stone wall in a couple of years, the woods where we walk has several of them and they are prone to black and white somehow, they are not about color, but history, farming and utility.

I am going to have a lot of fun with this camera, figuring out what it is good for, and what it is not.

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Peeling Bark, Deep Woods

Peeling Bark, Deep Woods

Peeling Bark, Deep Woods

In the deep woods, the bark of a very old tree is peeling, the new monochrome caught some of the detail and the feeling and even the drama of an aging tree. I love that kind of detail in my photographs.

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Portrait, Fate

Portrait

Portrait

This is the second picture I took with the new monochrome Canon camera converted by maxmax in New Jersey. I take a lot of photos of Fate, I was very happy with this one because it caught her intensity, the pleading for work and activity. Fate always challenges me to get up and so something, this black and white detail captured that look.

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First Monochrome Photo, Dusk

First Photo/Office

First Photo/Office

This is the very first photo I took with the new Monochrome, I was standing right where I opened the box and pointed the camera at the office study, it was about 5 p.m. and I just got the batteries charged. I was very surprised and delighted when I saw the detail in this photo. This is the scene of many of my Windowsill Gallery photos and I have not seen the kind of detail this camera picked up. I notice the shot picked up the screen, the glass bottle off to the right, and the tree outside of the window.

There is emotion in the photograph, it captures the feel of the room at dusk without color. I have only taken a few photos with the camera, I have a lot to learn and a lot to try. This shot was taken with a 100 mm macro lens. Very cool. I took it out into the woods with the dogs and took some pictures, I'll share some this evening.

For me, black and white photographs are about mood and emotion, shading and detail. I'm excited at the possibilities, daunted by how much I have to learn.

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