Urn with Fern

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Urn with Fern, Woodbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

I’m sorry, I just couldn’t pass this one up.

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One Lone Tree

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Sony RX100V, ISO 80, 8.8mm, f/3.5, 1/400 sec, a bit of adjustment in Adobe Lightroom CC and topped off in Silver Efex Pro 2 using filter 020 Fine Art (high key, framed) and Kodak 100 TMAX Pro.

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Untitled (but I like it!)

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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A walkway that traverses away from shore allowing one to walk out over the lake.

Sony RX100V, Silver Efex Pro, Filter 030 film Noir 1, Kodak 100 TMAX Pro

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Fallout

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven
Pine and needles, Woodbury, CT © Steven Willard

Pine and needles, Woodbury, CT © Steven Willard

We get so interested in Fall colors it’s easy to overlook what else is going on around us. I had Wally, my dog, out for an afternoon stroll, and he surprised me by taking a different path than usual. No doubt he had caught the scent of a stranger, maybe a deer or a turkey, perhaps just a feral cat. At any rate, we were walking down a trail that wasn’t on our normal dog walk, when we came upon this pine tree standing in the middle of a bed of pine needles. They looked completely undisturbed, unusual because the grounds crew hadn’t swept them up.

It didn’t occur to me to make a photograph at first. Truthfully, I couldn’t imagine how to compose the subject, if there really was a subject. Here came Wally to the rescue. He found something he really liked the smell of and he refused to leave. I was stuck there, waiting while Wally had his nose to the ground, so why not make an exposure? So that’s what I did; I made one exposure while standing on his leash, and then he was satisfied. What a smart dog he was. I still miss him terribly.

Panasonic G3 with 20mm f1.7 lens, processed in Photoshop CS4 using Silver Efex Pro 2.

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Curves

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven
Curves

Curves, Roxbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

Curves

drooping catenary wires

hang belly down

in sympathetic curves

over an empty country road

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Pentax K5IIs with 15mm f4 lens.

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Side By Side

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven
Side by Side, Portsmouth, NH © Steven Willard

Side by Side, Portsmouth, NH © Steven Willard

To exist, side by side. Likely at the hand of the same creator. Made of the same materials. The inhabitants feel the same walls that surround them, hard and unforgiving. Once inside, looking out, can they see the color of the structure they inhabit, or only the color of their neighbor? Does it really matter then, black or white?

Pentax K10D with 35mm f2.8 macro lens, Silver Efex Pro2

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Stone Drain

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven
Stone Drain, Brookfield, CT © Steven Willard

Stone Drain, Brookfield, CT © Steven Willard

Looking around near where I live I often stumble across places where there is evidence of different eras. This drain, or culvert, was clearly constructed well before the road that passes over it was paved. No contractor today would use such materials; much too costly.

Olympus Omd EM5 with 20mm f1.7 lens, converted to B&W in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.