The Light is Right

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven
Just right light © Steven Willard

Strong afternoon sidelight emphasized the textures and patterns in this garden vignette; it’s what makes the image work.

Pentax K5s with legacy Pentax FA 50mm f1.4 lens, processed in Snapseed.

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World Trade Memorial

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

World Trade Memorial © Steven Willard

A look back at the World Trade Center Memorial.

Pentax K5IIs with Pentax 15mm f4 DA lens processed with Snapseed.

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Sunrise, Housatonic River

Photography

Sunrise, Housatonic River © Steven Willard

Until I retired, every day I drove to work I crossed this river, and in the winter that would be about sunrise. It was a lovely way to start the day.

Pentax K5 IIs with 15mm f4 Pentax lens, processed in Snapseed.

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Casual Portrait

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

A Casual Portrait © Steven Willard

An impromptu portrait of a friend taken at our favorite coffee shop using only existing window light.

Pentax K5IIs with Pentax 35mm f2.8 macro lens, processed in Snapseed.

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What lies behind

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Watertown,Connecticut © Steven Willard

I have no recollection about the front of this building, it left no impression on me, but I do remember thinking when I saw this array of meters that there must have been a lot going on here at some time. I’d like to go back sometime to see if I could get inside for some photography.

Pentax K5IIs with f2.8 35mm macro lens, processed in PS Express and Snapseed.

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The Look of LF*

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

The look of large format

I was hoping to emulate the look of a large format negative contact printed on platinum paper.

*My apologies to Burt Bacharach and Hal David 🙂

Pentax K5IIs with FA 50mm f1.4 (75mm eq), processed in in Snapseed and PhotoCopier.

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Stone Wall and Pines

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Stone Wall and Pines, Washington, Ct © Steven Willard

I had been waiting for just the right light for this image, soft morning fog seemed like just the thing.

Pentax K5IIs with 70mm f2.4, processed in Snapseed.

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Family of Birches

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Birch family © Steven Willard

I have been keeping my eye on this copse of birches for several years, sometimes driving out of my way to see how the light was falling on them. Finally everything came together one late afternoon when the sun came streaming in beneath some grey clouds. I chose a longish lens to “compress” them, and am happy with the result. Persistence paid off

Pentax K5IIs with the Pentax 55-300 zoom. Processed in Snapseed.

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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.

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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