Painters and Photographers

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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An alignment of artists on one of the more popular tourist spots in Duluth.

More of my photography can be seen at Northern Visions.

The Look

Black And White Photography, Joseph, Photography

This image was taken at the Every Body Is Art Event in NYC.  Thank you Vegas Valentine for the look in this image.

To view a color version of this image please click – here

 

A Midsummer’s Daydream

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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What started out as a photo of the reflection in the mirror, became something totally different.  Edges began to blur, light became liquid and reality was open to interpretation.

Camera: unknown, original settings: unknown, artistic effects done in Photoshop, further tweaking in Silver Efex Pro 2 and finished in Lightroom CC Classic.

More of my work can be seen by visiting my Northern Visions blog.

The analog side.

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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I do occasionally print my work. I’ve never really got used to not seeing pictures on paper. It’s almost a tactile thing like reading books. It’s nice to have something physical to look at not just some electrons that have arranged themselves on a screen. I took my time in choosing a printer with good black and white properties and finally fell for an Epson 3880 which takes A3+ sheets. It’s four years old now and still does a great job.

The Church of Bones

Black And White Photography, Photography

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f4.5; ISO 3200; 1/160sec

The Sedlec Ossuary (or ‘Church of Bones’) is a spectacular work of art located in Kutna Hora, in the Czech Republic.  The inside of the church is dramatically adorned by the bones of more than 40,000 human skeletons, which have been arranged in various structures.  Above is the church’s coat of arms, which was originally the crest of the Schwarzenberg family.

Kazan Cathedral

Black And White Photography, Photography

Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f4.0; ISO 800; 1/3200sec

In July, my family and I spent a few days in St. Petersburg, Russia.  This is the Kazan Cathedral, a functional Russian Orthodox Church styled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. I tried to go for a unique angle and was lucky enough to catch a plane in the background; an interesting juxtaposition of historical architecture and modern technology!

Shadows in the night

Black And White Photography, Photography

Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f11; ISO 100; 20sec

This was shot from the roof of an apartment building in Johannesburg, shortly after sunset.  The high-contrast, textured shadows created by a nearby street-light caught my eye, leading to a low-key black and white image.  I added the clean diagonal line in the top left (actually the trail from a car’s headlights) as a juxtaposition against the gritty shadows.