you can convert any of your digital color photos to mono with a keystroke on most editing software, even the free shareware stuff, or what is already in your computer....
iPhoto, and microsft photo viewer both have this capability.
Admire your photos Ed. Lots of compelling images here. This is a color photo converted (as you suggest) in iPhoto on the Mac. Takes a bit of an eye to determine which color shots will work in B/W. Hearst Castle, CA
I was there for a bit in 2010. Yep, got some climbing done... Man I love that place! After Rum we took a boat across the Red Sea and climbed some killer granite out in the Sinai. I can't wait to get back.
Survival's picture has me wondering if it's a tree or a cliff in the left side. Make the viewer look twice.
Marlow, good choice, I had to look twice.
Bras Nuts, that is an exceptional collection, not just because of who those n00bs are, but also because of the high quality. The best deserve the best.
I'm still going back to look all of these over again.
Thank you all.
Neebe, you have some refined taste. Got more of them arty thangs?
Here is a new digital camera from Leica. It only shoots monochrome! One of the big claims is it is "100%" sharper than color sensors. The sensors don't have to worry about color, they only record the true luminance value.
Can't wait to start seeing some real images done with it.
Ed, here's a heads up to hie yerself to the Huntington for the Edward Weston
exhibition. I'll post up a few surreptitiously shot iPhone grabs in a bit.
It's not a big show but if yer in the neighborhood...
edit: Yeah, we share that kneejerk CHP response. A few months ago I was
doing 90 coming down the hill from Lake Sabrina when I figured I better
slow down. Sure enough, there he was! He pulled me over for doing 65! LOL!
I got a lecture on how to use my auto-manual to keep my speed down after I
pleaded that I was trying to keep my brakes from melting. :-)
not sure i understand about the show, is it there now?
I'm not trolling ya, braj! It's there NOW! Not a great show but I think
they are his original prints and it is quite elucidating to see them. He
tended to print quite dark, at least for this book based on Walt Whitman's Leaves Of Grass. A small Westin show is better than a big almost
anybody else, eh? ;-)
There is a difference. You can convert digital captures to black and white in Photoshop, or you can use black and white film.
The film has a much larger dynamic exposure range than color film. You can also easily set up your own darkroom, and developing it is an art in itself, using the techniques of Burning and Dodging.
Ansel Adams supposedly did a lot of tweaking in the dark room, so each of his prints were nigh one of a kind.
I used to really be into photography. After it went digital, I hung it up, because I never accepted Photoshop. It felt more like an industrial process than capturing something magical within the camera.
Originals, no messin' about, not one jot.
There's a dot I thought I got
With cleaner but did not.
I could have shopped it but do not have PS, myself.
Restrictions apply here on the bottom of the tech ladder
with Windows 7 and the program installed there.
And I've just run out of sensor cleaner and swabs.
Where's the cheapest place to get these things, anyone?
Mouse, I love the Mondrian in B&W. It's a perfect example of what I've tried to explain to others around the challenge of black & white photography, insofar as you have to be able to see what's in front of you and envision the shades, not the actual colors, to provide the contrasts of the image.