The many shades of grey. It's never just Black & White.
On a recent outing to Vancouver I passed by chance an art gallery, which hosted at the time an exhibition of wildlife photos, all of which were in black and white. This inspired me to look at my own photos and determine which ones would stand up to the rigours of conversion from colour photography to black and white.
This idea brought me back to my first experimentation with actual darkroom work. Suppose one would try to print colour photographs on b/w paper and further suppose one had filters, which, when used correctly, would enhance how the colours would be displayed on such paper. Or, as another alternative, would filter out colours completely for other cool effects.
Modern day photo-editing software makes it much easier to achieve the desired effects. What used to take hours of experimentation and printing onto the photo paper, the chemical baths and the drying of the photos just to find that the photo was over or under exposed and then make the adjustments, has been made much easier with a few mouse clicks for real time results.
This page contains some of my favourite photos converted to Black & White.
Thank you very much for visiting this site and taking part in my adventures. In order to facilitate faster loading times the photos on this website are low quality jpgs. High quality versions of some of the best photographs you see here are available at my online store for either download and print yourself or have them printed and framed by the nice people at Picfair. Can't find what you are looking for? Just drop me a line on the Contact Us page and I will make the photo available to you in the store.