Black And White Photography, Photography
Looking at an open book from the right-hand side bottom corner.

Nikon D7000, 35mm f/1.8 lens, 30 sec @ f/22, ISO 640

I have a wonderful friend who has graciously let me play with her Nikon D7000. When rain ruined my outdoor shooting plans, there was no way I was going to let that stop me from using the camera. In the spirit of the saying “necessity is the mother of invention,” I just paired it with my tripod and went on a photo safari around my house. This was one of my favorite shots from the day.

Thanks, Beth, I just love it! I guess I should probably get it back to you about now. Withdrawal is looming … big time.

For a look at how I post-processed a similar shot in color, visit I’d be interested to hear which photo you like better.

37 thoughts on “Pages

  1. A creative approach on a rainy day, I like that Stacy! Wonderful photo, I love the simplicity. I’d have to say the black and white version works better for me, it supports the ‘minimalist’ look. πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks, Elina, for “voting”! It seems black and white is the favored treatment for a number of reasons. It was fun and educational to learn why. I suspect I’ll continue to look within my own four walls for simple images once winter sets in here. πŸ™‚


  2. Great image. What do you usually shoot with? I’m a Canon kind of guy but have been looking at Nikon lately. Even though it will probably be another year before I upgrade.


    1. Hey, Emilio, my camera is a Nikon D90. It’s been a great entry DSLR for me, but at a minimum, I’d like a camera with more megapixels and with better performance in low light. I’ve read a lot about full frame versus cropped sensor (which is the D90), but jumping that far ahead just doesn’t make sense for where I am on the learning curve right now. I’m still doing a lot of thinking and reading and am a bit torn whether to jump to the D7000 or 71000 or invest in better glass. The best lens I have is my 35mm f/1.8. My other is an 18-200 f/3.5-5.6.


      1. I’m pretty much where you’re at. I have enough saved for better glass but if I go that route I’m afraid I might have to replace it once I get the better body. Been reading a lot of reviews that just tend to confuse me as to which camera I want. But pretty sure I’ll stick with canon.


  3. You constantly inspire me Stacy. What a wonderful shot.. how you play around with pov to get such magic always impresses me. Of course I love the black and white shot a bit more as I found that red binding just a bit too distracting but as always (as an Italian postal worker once said to me….) Perfecto!!


    1. Thanks, David! So glad this brought back those nice memories. I really do love to read and admire those who have the talent to write books that can keep me spellbound for hours. Such a wonderful escape.


  4. Great job on this image Stacy and you probably know my preference, black and white. The D7000 is a wonderful camera, I think 16 megapixel is perfect. The replacement for the D7000 is the D7100 with 24 megapixel and a better focusing system. Once again great job Stacy πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks so much, Joe. You are definitely not alone in choosing the B&W, Joe – 65% chose it in my poll (though admittedly a small sample of only 17). Love that people are really getting into B&W – certainly bodes well for the continued success of Monochromia! I have known about the D7100 – new it’s about $1000. Yikes… Still haven’t broached the subject of any upgrade to my better half …


  5. This shots simplicity.Hides a lot of thought . I like what it speaks of. “There is art all around us. We just have to learn to see it.


    1. Noelle, what an interesting observation. I know when I look at the photo, my eyes seem never to rest, following the lines of the pages in both directions. I never thought about that in terms of movement, but now that I think about it, that’s a wonderful description. Thanks so much for commenting. I appreciate it very much!

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