Hole Of Horcum

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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I have a love hate relationship with landscapes. I love other peoples, my own efforts I always find somewhat lacking. However I offer you dear reader, this example. I took it while on a walk on the North Yorkshire Moors. It had just stopped raining so the clouds were quite dramatic I thought.
Leica M9P
Leica Summilux M-35mm f/1.4 ASPH.
PP. Silver efex Pro II

Roadside Atraction

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Roadside Atraction © Steven Willard

It’s the kind of scene most people drive by without a glance, but I can’t resist stopping to make a few exposures. I’m drawn to the textures of such images, and the breadth of tones. To see how this image works in color and full resolution visit my blog https://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com/?p=6889&preview=true

Olympus Pen F with 15mm f1.7 processed in PS Express and Snapseed on the iPad Pro.

By the side of the road

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Roadside © Steven Willard

Roadside images are plentiful around here, I only have to “bother” to stop. This time what attracted my attention was on the other side of the road; fortunately I turned around.

Pentax KII5s, processed in Snapseed and Stackables.

Tender Touch

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Pond, Bridgewater, Connecticut © Steven Willard

The benefit of living in a place for years is that you get to see the same places under many different circumstances as the light changes with the seasons.

I’ve watched this pond with its surrounding trees as I have driven by countless times, but it was this particular time when the bare branches revealed what I hadn’t seen before; the two trees at the far end reaching out to touch each other. Too much? What do we really know about trees?

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Enjoy your ride

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Mobil © Steven Willard

I didn’t need gas, but the bushes were thick and tall. Somewhere in New York State.

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Sticks and Stones

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Sticks and Stones, © Steven Willard

Winter. Just maybe the best season for black and white photography. Many days the color has already been reduced to shades of grey. Cool, huh?

Olympus OMD EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom, processed in Nova® and Snapseed® on my iPad Pro.

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Naked Tree

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Naked Tree © Steven Willard

I wonder if trees dream, and if they do, I wonder if they ever dream of being caught outside in broad daylight naked? Have you ever had that dream? Scary, right?

Pentax K5IIs with kit zoom.

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Tangled up in vines

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Tangled Tree © Steven Willard

I struggled at first when I tried to refine the composition of this photograph. I thought there should be a way to crop, or a better angle to simplify the image. I was fighting with reality. In the end, I accepted the fact that what drew me to the image in the first place was the chaos, and how the eye wants to zigzag all over the frame before it lands on the little “bullseye” in the top center of the image. It was an image that knew what it wanted to be before I did.

Olympus OMD-EME1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro 2 in Lightroom.

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