Black and white white lily

Black and white white lily

The title’s not a typo!

This is a B&W version of Lily Eyeliner ( a white lily with a burgundy edge).

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I wasn’t convinced that flowers would lend themselves to B&W conversions. But I really like this one. So, I guess – like most processing – it needs to be used carefully.

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Isolated peony

Isolated peony

This week I’m going to post some ‘alternative’ treatments of flowers (and leaves).

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I’ve noticed some photographers using this approach for flower photos. So, I’ve given it a whirl with this peony.

I don’t think I’ll repeat this isolated approach. For me, the lack of context detracts from the image.

Or, maybe I’m doing it wrong?

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Ball pool #2

Ball pool #2

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog, you will know that I’m fond of ‘popping a colour’ through a black and white image.

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To my surprise, I don’t think this works very well with this photo. It seems like an unnecessary distraction. What do you think?

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Ball pool #1

Ball pool #1

These children were having great fun running down the hill after the balls. There were one or two tumbles, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm (pun intended!).

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There seems to be an argument about street photography with many people advocating the use of black and white images. As a newcomer, I’m happy to go with a ‘what works for the shot’ approach. In this case, I think B&W is best.

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Water feature

Water feature

Walking back to our hotel on a hot June evening, we stumbled on this fun scene. I think it was on Richard Mayr Gasse (but I could be wrong). Several children were playing in the water channel that flows down the street.

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I don’t think this wee girl understood what was happening when she put the balls into the water. But she seemed to enjoy it. If you look at the faces of the adults, you’ll see that they were enjoying it too.

Sometimes a simple, straight-out-of-the-camera holiday snap is good enough.

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Out of the comfort zone

Out of the comfort zone

The next few entries will be a bit different. (They will also be the final entries from our trip to Salzburg.)

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I’m conscious that I rarely include people in my photos. So, I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone and attempted some street photography. It’s not something that comes naturally to me. But, if I want to improve, I need to try new things.

Happy to receive constructive feedback.

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A change of perspective

A change of perspective

Another image of Salzburg – but from a different vantage point. This photo was taken from a hill called Moenchsberg.

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The change of angle gives an overview of the Old Town in Salzburg. I like the way that the Sun’s rays emerge from the clouds.

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