Black and White images have been neglected ever since the introduction of colour into film photography, due to the fact that colour is ‘best’ and what we see (colour) is the true beauty of a scene/object. As this is the case now, whenever black and white images are created it is perceived as a kind of artistic aesthetic that the photographer has wanted to achieve and considering colour is the norm now, this photograph is viewed in a different light and more of an artists creation rather than the representative. So, I hope to get you more creative in experimenting with your photographs with these easy Black and White conversion processes!
I have been experimenting with my Infrared Filter over the past few months and have finally produced some good results with it :P I was photographing in country Victoria with my IR-Filter and took this photograph of a Eucalyptus tree half alive and the other half dead, not an uncommon sight now due to the February Bushfires.
I was in France at the end of last year and captured some really nice scenery – PhotoStream/France. This is Le Château de Chambord a stunning place, the Chateau is a maze of hallways and rooms filled with unique artefacts from past residents and the architecture of the building is so detailed any where you look :P.
I have been kindly lent a macro lens – Canon Macro lens EFS 60mm 1:2.8 USM – and it is amazing to shot with :) ! I’ve experimented with water-droplets and generally snapping at anything really close-up, here is a ‘Jumping-Spider’ super close-up with the macro lens and slightly cropped.