A Few Black and White Images

Due to my schedule and the weather lately, I’m going to opt to take a look at some of my black and white photos for a little while. They are in chronological order of my files. Not sure how many we’ll do, and it will likely be interrupted by spring shots around the city, but here we go.

I learned photography in school, where we shot with b&w film. I always enjoyed the end results, so it’s no surprise I turn a bunch of my digital shots into b&w ones as well. Here are a few to enjoy today.

Statues work out great with b&w because they are already monochrome.

Statues work out great with b&w because they are already monochrome.

Finding the right use of light and shadow enhance an image when the color is taken out of it.

Finding the right use of light and shadow enhance an image when the color is taken out of it.

This focuses more on the architecture now that the colors are gone (note: each building is a different color).

This focuses more on the architecture now that the colors are gone (note: each building is a different color).

It gives a stately grace to memorials and landmarks.

It gives a stately grace to memorials and landmarks.

The white building stands out more with the blackened foreground and grays of the sky.

The white building stands out more with the blackened foreground and grays of the sky.

Night shots look extra spooky.

Night shots look extra spooky.

A piece of americana gets a journalistic feel.

A piece of americana gets a journalistic feel.

Tunnels work well to play with the contrast and details.

Tunnels work well to play with the contrast and details.

Letting the sky go white creates an interesting feel to the rest of the image.

Letting the sky go white creates an interesting feel to the rest of the image.

It creates an olde timey photo feel without going into sepia.

It creates an olde timey photo feel without going into sepia.

Next week: We’ll look at a few more of these to continue the theme.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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