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!
Black and White - Sand Dune, Northern Territory, Australia
Here is a set of my favourite shots that I captured while travelling around the French Countryside. There are so many medieval castles and towns dotted around the place, and each little town is unique in some way, with beautiful streams passing through them or thriving markets with bazaar items being sold.
This is actually two photographs stitched together in PTgui (perfect stitch as always :P), Just a little town in the beautiful Southern French Countryside.
A quiet stream running through any equally quiet Town (Click image to view smaller)
I’ve selected some of the better shots that I took in Paris. I’ve done a lot of HDR on this set :)
I adjusted the levels a little to boost the colours and detail in the structure.
Eiffel Tower - Paris, France