Light and Shadow

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

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My WordPress journey began as a chronicle of my life and travels on the bike.  The bigger, planned trips, and the smaller, more spontaneous ones.  As I ride along, I never know when something is going to catch my eye, and inspire me to pull over.

Sometimes I work hard to capture what I see and sometimes I get lucky and the first shot just works.  Other than conversion to B&W, this image is exactly as it was when it came out of the camera.

Let me know what you think and come visit me sometime at Life on The Bike.

 

A light column over the fjord

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

When we were traveling in northern Norway in February 2016, I noticed this light beam breaking through the dense clouds.

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

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.