Monday, June 24, 2019

A B&W Extravaganza for Sean

A week or so ago Sean had wondered about how some of the driftwood looks in B&W. In fact, while I normally think and look in colour, I've been trying to get into the habit of looking at photos in B&W when there isn't much colour in them.

Driftwood and other distressed wood can be excellent for that, and for your delight and amusement here are some recent converts to B&W, with a couple showing the colour version because it was easy. From #3 on, they are various times and places in Fish Creek since New Zealand.

 1B I think the colour version of this was blogged.
2 As found!
I think the curve of the wood needs a more contrasty background.
I was really happy with 5, 6, 7, and 8, since they were all within a few feet of each other.
The exact same bit of wood, as an examination of the swirls will tell you, just a different angle.

And there you go! You would have seen them sooner or later in Driftwood of the Day.

Rock of the Day

Driftwood of the Day
All the same chunk of wood, just different views. Ever so slightly different in a pair of shots.


  1. Lynda says "I love 4, 5, and 7."

  2. It's very neat how the rocks and shells are nestled into the driftwood - not something I've seen before. I like a few of the B&Ws but generally prefer the warmth of the course versions, I think.

  3. One, of things I enjoy about b&w especially when it comes to studies on form, is that b&w really helps to focus on which expressions of light and form work. While some of the others have technical or compositional distractions, 3, 6, and 9 are very successful as they have a balance between giving the eye a place to roam and to stay concentrated. Thanks and nicely done! Cheers, Sean


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