I don’t do much black and white photography. There’s no particular reason for it. Shooting in color so often, I forget the stark beauty and contrasts black and white photos possess. I consider myself lucky this particular swan didn’t fear me. If he had, this shot could easily be something different.In actuality he seemed as curious about me and my camera as I was about him doing his thing on the water. He came in close to me numerous times and waited while I set up shot after shot.
I mentioned my current interest in exploring shadows and light in a few recent posts. What I’m finding is you get to study both these aspects at the same time in black and white shots. It’s a very immediate experience; you see right away what works,,, and what doesn’t. I’ll do more shooting color-free in the near future because I like what came from this experiment.
It didn’t hurt to have a curious and fearless swan on my side!
more shadows and light here
and maybe here
K’lee L. ©2014