Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Black and White Wednesday

I think Wednesday is going to become my B&W day. I can focus on finding and creating just the right image to share.

Here is a collage of images taken recently when my husband went flying with a friend in his WACO bi-plane. The plane is a brilliant red color, but the nostalgic part of me sees this as a B&W opportunity. Enjoy!

Here is one of the actual photos - just to demonstrate the comparison. What do you think? Which do you prefer?

11 comments:

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Hmmmm - I have to say that the shiny red color grabs me, but the black and whites have so much more mood. I think I like shooting in b&w and having the option.

I just asked a friend of mine who is a pro b&w photographer what he does... will wait to hear back.

Kamana said...

i love the stand-out red.

beth said...

I love the black and white one because of the motion of the propeller....fabulous !

joyce said...

In this case I like the b&w better, how about giving the plane a hint of the read....does your editing program allow that?

joyce said...

I just saw your quote by Aristotle...you should never think without an image. My question is....how can you think without an image? I don't think I could even if I tried really really hard.

Claire said...

Both sets are great. I would have to say that I like the way you captured the whizz of the propellor in the top photo the most. It gives the photo that something different which makes it distinct.

georgia b. said...

i do love black and white photography, but i have to say red is such a great color for an old plane like that. so i'm gonna have to go with the color shot! but i do like the collage layout, too.

i still need to find out who that photographer is for you. perhaps this weekend—that is when i usually go there for coffee. :)

have a great day!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh as much as I love the vivid red color of the plane. I'm totaly in love with your B&W's. Keep them coming my friend. And YES YES please every wednesday. I'm looking forward too them.

Oh and Sandy thanks for your sweet words as usual (I'm getting addicted tho them so watch out here ;-)

Chris said...

I agree. The red really pops, but I love the tone of the b & w pix. Very cool, I'll have to give it a whirl myself. I'm such a color lover, but sometimes a good b & w is all I want :)

kendalee said...

The propeller in the top shot is amazing but I bet that picture looks brilliant in colour too because that action would be in the forefront anyway. So in this instance, I think I actually prefer the colour because those biplanes in glossy red make me think of The Red Baron... Just seems right to me somehow. No scientific/photographic nouse though, just a personal preference :)

Sandy K. said...

Joyce - I am sure my editing program can handle selective coloration - it's ME who can't right now:). The quote is interesting to me, and it makes me think that visually-oriented people can't imagine not having an image to work with, but maybe someone who is more kinesthetic, or tactile doesn't see it that way? Just a supposition - and it's a great question.