I explain the basic differences in the leaves of tropical and Mediterranean-climate plants and show one of the sets-ups I use to photograph leaves when using artificial light.
My first steps working on the project “Folhas Secas” included defining my vision, laying out a set of guidelines to work with, taking test shots, and finding a logical way to organize them.
This post is about Maria Comprida, a mountain peak that dominates the landscape view from Itaipava (Petrópolis, Brazil), and which is a good subject for black and white photography.
Architectural photographs highlighting the interplay of light and shadow
You can use color filters to obtain the black and white image you want straight out of camera. A filter will lighten the color that is the same of its own color.
I have been to the Marin Headlands a number of times, but last Saturday was the first time I saw the face of the Mermaid.
I like the freedom from reality that black and white gives me. In color, there is often the expectation that a scene has some resemblance with reality, and when it does not, it looks strange. In black and white, by contrast, there is no such expectation because there is no real world in black and white to use as a reference.
The coast off Fort Ross is beautiful and full with potential for high contrast black and white photography.
Photograph on display at Gallery 625 in Woodland, as part of the exhibit: Light Shadow, Reflection.