Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Black and White Photo

Well, this week's theme on Fifty-Two Frames (that Facebook meme that I was telling you about) was Black and White. So intriguing! But, unfortunately for me, my camera doesn't seem to have a b&w setting. So for the first time ever, I adjusted a photo into something new with Windows Picture Manager. I've really never done anything with black and white before - it's a whole new art form for me. And it was especially tricky, since I couldn't see what the photos would look like until I got them onto my computer. I had a feeling that something with some interesting shading and texture would be interesting... anyway, here's the photo that I chose to post - both before and after:

It's not fantastic, but it's definitely the best of the options that I had. Also, like most things I post here, it looks better close up, so feel free to click on the photo to get a better view! And please feel free to offer comments and suggestions - I'm really interested in black and white tips!

Also, on the off chance that this qualifies for my favorite meme, Shadow Shot Sunday, I'm going to post this there as well, at Hey Harriet. Go check it out now - you'll be glad you did!

Have a great week, everyone!


Anonymous said...

A nice lesson about the importance of colour, green as hope.

Please have a good Sunday and new month as well.

daily athens

Laura said...

I like the way it turned out as a black and white Toby.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous shadow shots!

My Shadow Shots, have a blessed Sunday!

toby said...

Thanks, guys!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the subject you chose. Gives off great dimension with both color AND black and white.

My Link:
Sand, Surf, and Shadows

Have a glorious Sunday. Hope to have you as a visitor today when you find time.

Unknown said...

Hey Toby, B&W is a hard one when your camera doesn't have that setting. Look for light and dark contrasts. When you get to the editing stage you may need to adjust the brightnes and the contrast, to make the light and dark tones stand out more. Good luck with it, I will check outthe FB meme. Jo

Anonymous said...

Nice shadows. I like the contrast of both. I would like to do more B & W also. I'm working on it. :)

Ms. Becky said...

I like the black and white and what you've done with it. converting isn't easy after the fact but you done so nicely here I think. have a great week.

sparrow said...

How lovely to find your blog (via A sign of the times). I am amazed you have time for two in the midst of what seems like a very busy life. I will be back to visit you. Warm greetings from the bottom bit of the planet.