Tag: B&W

Follow the arrow

Small street in Montmartre, Paris. As I pass by the entrance of this small, narrow, street I had a glimpse of the light and saw the person. Raised my camera and took the shot. Post processed in Photoshop CC using Nik’s Silver FX Pro 2 for B&W conversion. Read more →

Saunders Park, Halifax

Sometimes I take a long time until I come to execute a project. And this is one of those times. I’ve been planning to shoot this monument since the first time I saw it, probably around 2013. I pictured what I wanted from the start, low wide angle view of this flying arrow. In long exposure. It’s strange how sometimes… Read more →

Paris in B&W, Encore I

Canon EOS 6D Shooting Mode: Manual Exposure Shutter Speed: 1/500 Aperture: 8.0 Metering Mode: Partial Metering ISO Speed: 100 Lens EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM Focal Length 24.0mm Post processed with Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop and Google’s Nik’s Silver FX Pro 2. Read more →

Black sky i Göteborg

I took this photo back in fall 2010. It’s a shot of a bridge in Gothenburg, Sweden. I shot it in colour and did nothing with it until 2016. It wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago while browsing old catalog I re-discovered it and somehow had this realization that this could be a good black and white photo. I… Read more →

Singer

This is another discovery while browsing my back catalog. I remember shooting this photo ¬†and then forgetting about it for years. In another moment of inspiration I launched myself into editing it in black & white and fund myself surprised with the result. Simple shot, strong subject and the magic of B&W. How could I missed this for so many… Read more →

Cruise’s reflection

Halifax, Nova Scotia, being the main port in Atlantic Canada we receive many cruise ships visit during summer. Where they dock is very accessible and close to the city downtown buildings. So close that I was able to capture this reflection. Read more →

Get dramatic skies without HDR

I used HDR a lot in the past and loved it. But as time passed by and I learned more about photography my taste also changed. So I stopped using HDR. But I always liked the dramatic skies that HDR creates. I recently learned a nice simple technique to achieve the same without having to shot bracketed and create HDR… Read more →

Rocket 76′

It took me 8 years to finally visit this piece of architecture art that’s Montreal Olympic Stadium. It was a night shooting walk organized by my current photo group PTS. As usual, shot in Raw with all settings done in the camera. I only did a minor crop and contrast adjust in Canon DPP. Read more →

The day I got a contest mention and how it all begun

Some time ago when I was starting on G+ I enter in various online activities. Back then there were several initiatives to promote sharing and discovering of¬†skillful¬†photo ¬†artist. I participated in quite a few and got my 5 minutes of honorable mention on this one: John Batdroff ¬†organized a B&W contest back in 2011, I submitted this picture and got… Read more →

Claroscuro

An attempt to capture dramatic light. The subject was a¬†porcelain¬†“A”. Played with angle and a flash¬†light. But had to increase contrast and crop a bit in Canon DPP. Read more →

Turn the camera!

Here’s one simple suggestion I received some time ago: turn the camera! I was stuck when it came to composition and this simple action opened a new filed of opportunities. Here’s an example where I tilted the camera sideways to make the lines stronger and get a more interesting visual¬†impact. Simple, uh? ūüėČ   Read more →