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January Squares: Dramatic Light

Some photographs are well suited for color or black and white. In my opinion, dramatic color images often translate well to black and white. When I took this image:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/2137 sec

How would that look in black and white? was my first thought. I think it might have been the fact that the sign was almost in black and white already that made me think about that. For this edit, I used Hipstamatic:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/2137 sec

The photo has the Eric lens and Aristotle film filters applied.

The Instagram version is here:

Added to January Squares Day 27.



21 thoughts on “January Squares: Dramatic Light

  1. Cool sign and in that setting it has a nice contrast !
    Although close call- I am leaning Towards the color version because of the rust elements and the green and blue – even the white on the sign has a richer feeling in the colors –
    This is also a special photo for me because of the composition elements
    Like the sign is cut off a bit and the strong tree above both leave us feeling there is more to the right – almost inviting
    The two horizontal lines of the pole fence add stability and work in harmony with the soft wave of the tree line above
    – nice mix of geometric and organic
    And has Maranto signature all over it


    • Thanks very much, I’m glad to hear it was recognizable as my work πŸ™‚ Thank you for all your thoughts on this image. I’ll admit I liked this in both color and black and white, but for now, the b&w is my favorite. This area is the same area I wrote about a few days ago that is currently impassible due to flooding, so no trespassing indeed!

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