Monday, November 03, 2014

Ghost of a City

OK, I admit it. I'm having way too much fun with this black and white challenge. Does this one even count? I mean, it's not *technically* a black and white, it's more like a brown and white but, seriously, there's no color there and it looks like a toned black and white print so, yeah, OK, we'll go with that theory.

This challenge is forcing me to get more creative and to plunk around with images I would not ordinarily touch. Am I allowed to admit that in public? Is "plunk" even a word? Ah, I guess it is now.

Seriously though, sometimes these silly little challenges can bring out the best in you. I mean, they force you to get creative. And then, when that fails, they force you to get even more creative. More creative, even more creative still until you just suddenly burst. Kidding about that last part, of course, but I do feel like it's been a fun little challenge. "OK, let's run around and see what we could 'plunk' into a reasonable black and white image, given that I have to have one to put up today and all."

Don't be surprised at who I manage to tag in this little foray into darkness. Chances are, if you are a photographer and I know you, why, you'll be dragged into this too. (Enjoy the ride!)

In case you're curious, original shot was exposed in Santorini, Greece (taken from my hotel room balcony) with my 70-200mm f/4L lens (white lens) processed in Photoshop with a grunge filter.  I adjusted the tones and contrast in Photoshop after applying the grunge filter.

Until next time...


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