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Kauai In Black and White

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

You know how it goes. There are some images that you try and try for. On my last trip to Kauai I finally got two of those. The first is of a net fisherman at dawn. All conditions were right. He was there. I was there. The light was there. And I had the right lens.

The second was of an old abandoned sugar mill with a rising full moon. The only problem was that it was threatening to rain. Still we persevered. And as luck would have it the moon rose under the cloud cover which created an interesting and ominous sky.

When I started to process both images I realized that there was very little color in either. In any case what color there was seemed more a distraction to the image. So I decided to process them both in black and white. Here they are:

Black and White

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Years ago, back in the film days, I usually shot in black and white. With digital I tend to stick with color. Mostly that’s because I love the color itself. But I still like the look of a good black and white image. Yesterday I was going through some images I shot over the summer and found one that I think looks much better in black and white than it does in color. It’s probably the lines, the light, the drama of the sky. Somehow it just seemed to work better in black and white. Here it is.