The world we live in is not black and white. It can be—but not really. We can make monochromatic images but they’re actually tonal gradations of gray which cover a wide spectrum—from true black to true white and the tones in-between.
I call that pursuing your inner dinosaur because old-timers like me started with black and white film back in the day. There are still good reasons to shoot black and white but many photographers find it hard to break the heroin-like rush of color.
In 1954 when I was seven years old I picked up my first vintage Kodak box camera. It used 120 black and white film and its photos were often blurry and grainy but it hooked me. I continued to shoot black and white film throughout high school and won my first photo prize in Kodak’s prestigious National High School Photography Contest in 1962 at…
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New Hampshire has the shortest seacoast of any coastal state in the U.S. There are many wonderful things to see and do in this state which includes the beautiful White Mountains. There are lovely ocean and lake beaches. The beauty of nature in any season.
Mt. Washington Cog Railway is the easiest way to get to the top of Mount Washington which is the highest elevation in the northern Appalachians. This was the first cog railway of its kind in the world back in 1869. At the top, you’ll find the Sherman Adams Visitors Center with a small museum, a cafeteria,
and the Mount Washington Observatory. This research station studies extreme weather conditions. From the Pinkham Notch side of the mountain, you can drive up the six-and-a-quarter-mile-long Mount Washington Auto Road or ride a van operated from Great Glen Trails. Those who want to climb have a choice…
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Merry Christmas from my family to yours on this Christmas Eve. In going through comments, I noted that Dray 0308 loved his trip to the BVI, so I decided to do a random photo essay of the BVI just for Dray 0308, of the Dream Big Dream Often blog.
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I like to think of my photography as a creative art form. I am more interested in the aesthetic of photography than I am the technical aspects of photography. But I know photographers who base their work on the latest technical techniques.
And some of their work is very artistic indeed and well thought out. Astrophotography (a relatively new genre in photography) immediately comes to mind and techniques like compositing, exposure and focus stacking are also in vogue today.
Previsualisation (seeing a final outcome in your head before it happens) is almost de rigueur for this kind of photography. I have a very hard time doing this because it sets me up for failure. As a child I had a modest artistic talent compared to my peers—it was both a gift and a curse. For the interested few you can find more details on the biography page of…
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