50mm Lens, Canon 50D, Nature, Photo Editing, Photography

Black and white this week

It is interesting that both my digital photography and design class are dealing with black and white this week.  While I don’t do a whole lot with black and white photography, I do enjoy it.  Here is one of my images from this week:

ISO 1000 50mm 0ev f/3.2 1/160

Some of you that read the exif data I include might wonder why I used an ISO of 1000 and the answer is simple.  I forgot to change it when I was setting up for these photos.  I did use a bracketed exposure for this image and then used Photomatix to edit.

What was most interesting to me in making this image is that the color version showed the frost on the leaves, while in black and white you pretty much can’t tell it’s there.



8 thoughts on “Black and white this week

  1. Lori Ono says:

    Hi. I was looking at this photo and had a couple of thoughts about your issue with not seeing frost in black and white when you could see it in color.

    I’ve never used Photomatix, so I don’t know how relevant this will be or if you already tried it. In Photoshop you can apply different filters for black and white and sometimes that’s really useful for picking up details. Some will details will fade in or out depending on the filter color.

    I like this photo a lot, but I think a bit more contrast would punch up the leaves. Maybe not just contrast as much as curves and adding more black because the mid tones and the highlights are quite nice. What do you think?


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