Weathered Dock – The Magic of Black & White   Leave a comment

Weathered Dock

The look of old wood in black & white always makes me think of “the good old days” when the images of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and others were in vogue. I remember as a young boy laying on the floor looking through the pages of the latest Life magazine with all of those amazing black & white photographs. Black & White photographs had character. They didn’t rely on color to make them stand out. Not that there is anything wrong with color, but sometimes there is more to a photograph than color. Sometimes the color needs to be stripped away so that you can see the image for what it is. The form, the way the light caresses it, the contrast between light and dark, the feeling.

Yes, there are great color photographs and photographers that shoot in color. But to me, the magic of black & white will remain.

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Posted March 15, 2012 by hwilliam in Photography

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