This week’s photography challenge (hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt at her site, Second Wind Leisure Perspective) is ‘Your best black and white photos’.
I take very few black and white photos although I did resolve to take more after I watched an inspiring tv film documentary, ‘Don McCullin: Looking for England’. (The film is an fascinating and entertaining a photographic journey which McCullin took in search of his own nation.) You are bound to have seen some of the 83 year old photojournalist’s work – either his war photography or his powerful photographs of urban life.
I was also inspired after looking through some of my Dad’s old black and white photos. Photography was his hobby back in the 50s. and I am always impressed by the detail which the analogue camera and his patient processing produced. They are all in albums and boxes.
Whilst I have experimented using black and white mode on my camera or using photoshop to convert colour to black and white, I am rarely satisfied with the outcome. I like colour and I think most and subjects strike me as worth taking because of the colour combinations.
Anyway, these may or not be my best but I think they work OK in black and white………