I’m pretty excited to have a robin’s nest right outside my kitchen window. I had been tracking the nest for days and thrilled to see that two have hatched. In addition to taking color photos I was interested to see what these birds would look like in black and white:
At the time this photo was taken the babies had been hatched for at least 9 hours. I had taken their picture earlier in the day and they were already bigger and had more feathers than my earlier shots.
I edited this photo in Photoshop. I cropped the image then converted it to black and white, then I sharpened it. Here is the original color version as it was straight out of the camera:
What do you think? It is more common to see an image like this in color, but do you like the black and white treatment? Feel free to leave a comment below
I wrote this post in part as a response to the theme of “small subjects” over at Cee’s Black and White Challenge. I’m not sure if I would have thought to convert this image to black and white if I had not seen her challenge, so I’d like to thank her for the idea.