So color photography rules the day.
But when I’m out with my camera I still look for scenes that will work best in black and white. These are usually scenes with distinctive shapes or patterns, sometimes formed by interesting shadows, or objects with texture. Color in a photo can mask these details.
I also look for scenes where the absence of color can enhance the mood.
Two of the photos in this collection were shot on black and white film in the 1970s. The digital photos were all shot in color, then converted to black and white. A handful of these were shot with the intention to use them as black and white. I knew they would work best that way. The others have been used in both black and white and color. Some days I like the color versions better. Other days I lean toward the black and white.
It’s all part of the creative decision making that makes photography so enjoyable.
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