Mr. Diffley recently wrote an article about “Thinking Black & White” when you shoot photos. This inspired me to find an image that I think works well as B/W, so I found this from the ancient grinding mills at Leine.
If you want to learn more about B/W photography, or just photography in general, I highly recommend Mr. Diffleys blog: http://www.rickdiffleyphotography.com
- Think Black and White (www.rickdiffleyphotography.com)
- The Ancient Grinding Mills at Leine, Valdres (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
Ah, you are a good student (wide grin). Good subject matter here with the detail the shed provides and the trees. Two suggestions: I may have brightened up the shed to make it stand out more as the main subject. And, may be added just a little more foreground to lead into the scene.
Thanks for the nice comment and mentioning!!
I love shooting black & white. Post processing is made easier with Nik software Silver Efex Pro. Folks can download it & try it. Plus, it is soooo easy to learn.
Thanks. I appreciate your constructive feedback and added a version with a brightened mill house, but I left the foreground alone.
Good choice on the brightening, it does make the main subject of the photograph more clear.
Yes it does, but I’m also a fan of some darkness and shadows. The sunny side of life is overrated! 😀
I agree with you! I have a bad case of the darks myself 🙂
So, what do you think? Helped or not? One other thing, you could darken the rocks in the front and just to the right of the shed. Sorry I didn’t see that before. OK, I’ll stop (-:
I’ll keep it in mind for the next BW shot. I have a lot of shots that probably will benefit from a little Black & White spa treatment 🙂
Nice shot, is that a lake at the background?
There is a lake nearby, but not in this photo.
Maybe I am reading too much in the photo 😉 …your pictures carry a lot of stories and life that just oozes through.
Very nice! Will check out the link. Some pictures are just ‘begging‘ for b/w..
I think you did a great job with your BW:
thank you so much 🙂
That’s cute. I’d love to go to Norway.
You’re always welcome. I volunteer to show you Oslo 🙂
When I clicked to enlarge the photo it just made it feel so comfortable and soft. Almost as if I had put on sunglasses on a bright day and the view was softened. Strange effect, but that’s how it felt to me. Great photo!
Thanks a lot Angeline. The place itself is actually pretty comfortable & soft.
Beautiful header 🙂
Loved the b/w photo..and the second one looks like there is more sunlight…..loved both versions though 🙂
Glad you like my headers 🙂 Would be awesome to go there during the summer for a swim in the dam under the waterfall (there’s a waterfall there, but it’s not visible on this photo).
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Yes, the brightening really tightens the image. Thanks for the pointer.
Thanks for commenting Richard & no problem! I found the article informative & useful.
I like both versions equally but I think Mr. D. is right. Most people will favour the one with the brightened mill.
The mill in the woods is a great subject of focus. Print and frame this one, Cardinal. Market it. It’s really good.
Wow! Thanks a lot Allan 🙂
Not sure if people would pay for it if I printed & framed the photo, but thanks for a great compliment!
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