Editing for black and white is quite interesting and it asks us to focus on a precise aspect of photography. Light and shadow. Forget color and its tone. You now see the same picture in a diferent way.
This fascinating piece of work was created by French Sculptor Mathurin Moreau and won a Gold medal at the Paris World’s Fair in 1855. Fast forward a 160 plus years and I was delighted to photograph this beautiful fountain during a road trip to Old Quebc City.
I got screwed by time this week and I couldn’t work on these B&W as I thought I could. Hope that you’ll like it.
I got to tell you something… I broke my Tamron lens.. Now I have to use my old Canon, the one that came with the camera when I bought it. The quality is clearly lower than the Tamron. Can’t reach F2.8 at 50mm anymore… So bye bye Bokeh.
Also, I started to upload some of my favorite catches on Instagram, if any of you want to see them, it’s here.
Have a good week!
I’ve been invited by Joe to post on Monochromia for few weeks and I’ve found the idea interesting. I think it’s a good thing to reconnect with B&W photography so I will accept the invitation (…and the challenge).
Just between you and me… I find it quite hard to create B&W photos, in quantities. How I feel right now is that I have to pull out the most attractive part of a picture, meaning the colors and the whole dimension that comes with it. As an example (the first picture with the chateau) the tree is actually pink… 😉 So in this way, that is a real challenge to me. Everything must now lie in the structure, the framing and the subject.
But at the same time I think it’s funny because when I started photography, I couldn’t publish color photography because I wasn’t able to get the right colors I wanted
Nice to be with you again!
To the left, the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec (Our Lady of Quebec City), is the primate church of Canada and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec, the oldest in the Americas north of Mexico.
In the middle, The Price Building, is an 18-floor skyscraper. Built in 1930-1931 amid controversy for Price Brothers ltd., it is the tallest building in the Old Quebec historical district, and one of the oldest skyscrapers in Canada.
To the right, The Musée de l’Amérique francophone (formerly the Musée de l’Amérique française). Its mission is for the development and promotion of French culture in North America. The museum collection is managed by the Musée de la civilisation since 1995.
Text source : Wikipedia Picture : Meho Jarvis© F9 - 1/200 - 32mm - ISO200 Date : August 10th 2014
If you come to Quebec city, don’t forget to take the city tour by horse and carriage, by night or at sunset, it could be one of your best memories from this old garrison-walled city.
Oh! also, don’t forget to call me if you need a private city guide. It will be be real pleasure, there are beautiful terraces and good wine.