Sandpiper & Snail Silhouette

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Sandpiper & Snail Silhouette

Sandpiper & Snail Silhouette

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Cheers,

C. S.

Mimosa Tree Composition

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Mimosa Tree Composition 7 Monochrome

Mimosa Tree Composition 7 Monochrome

I invite you to visit my photo blog for more monochrome Mimosa tree compositions.

Cheers,

C. S.

1956 Ford F-250 Ruin

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography

This rusty old 56 Ford F-250 wreck is too far gone for restoration, but sure is an outstanding subject for photography!

56 Ford F-250 Ruin

56 Ford F-250 Ruin

 

Mighty, Majestic Live Oak

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Mighty, Majestic Live Oak

Mighty, Majestic Live Oak

For the best viewing experience, click on the image to see a high resolution version from my portfolio site.  Please also visit my photo blog for more monochrome photography.

Cheers,

C. S.

Rust Textured Wall Composition

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Rust Textured Wall Composition

Rust Textured Wall Composition

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Cheers,

C. S.

Monochromia: Abandoned Water Tower Abstract

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Abandoned Water Tower Abstract

Abandoned Water Tower Abstract

Rusty water tower at an abandoned furniture plant in Lexington, North Carolina.  For the best viewing experience, click on the image to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Lost Stairway

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Lost Stairway

Lost Stairway

Link Taylor Silo Composition 1

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Link Taylor Silo Composition 1

Link Taylor Silo Composition 1

Guest Post – C.S. Young – Rustic

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography

It’s my pleasure to introduce our newest Guest Contributor C.S. Young

A small farm cabin off of Hwy 150 in Caswell County

When I was sixteen, my next-door neighbor introduced me to black & white photography, film processing and enlarging. I was intrigued. During my senior year in high school, I studied photography under Byron Baldwin at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC. The program offered an intensive study of black & white photography. I was hooked. Later, I would go on to enhance my technique in the Commercial Photography program at Randolph Technical College.

I remember loading a film spool in pitch darkness and sealing the loaded reel in a small stainless steel processing tank. Next came the chemicals; developer, stop bath and fixer. Then, using an enlarger to expose the negative on photographic paper, dodge and burn, and then watching with anticipation as the print revealed itself through a similar sequence of chemicals. Finally came cutting matts and mounting the best work.

In many cases, I find color in photography to be a distraction. Perceiving color takes a lot of mental processing overhead. Creatively, black & white offers a more heightened awareness of texture, patterns, shapes, tonality and use of dark & light space. I also feel the intensively manual process of shooting, developing and printing black & white afforded me a deep appreciation of how silver halides in a film or paper medium responded to controlled exposure to light.

I can appreciate those who currently take time to shoot with and process black & white film. For me, I’m satisfied working a digital workflow which usually completes with a software emulation of Agfa APX 100 b&w film using Alien Skin’s Exposure.

Cheers,
C. S.

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