The Black & White Gallery

     Black and white photography is the study of light.
     With no color to distract the viewer, a decision must be made:
     Has the photographer has captured beauty, or blandness?

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
   Public Parking (Golden, CO)    Film Noir in 15 Minutes (Brighton, CO)    Sunset Cumulus (Brighton, CO)    Tentative Steps (Lakewood, CO)    Divided Shadows (Golden, CO)    Inspired to Joyride? (Brighton, CO)    The Dog's Point of View (Golden, CO)    Crossing the Plains (Oakley, KS)    Dried Flower Arrangement (Golden, CO)    Buggy (Lakewood, CO)
  An experimental effort at timed exposure
  yields a pleasing combination of light and
  shadows at a downtown parking garage.
      (April 22, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6
Focal Lng.:  75mm
Aperture:  f/29
Exposure:  8.0 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  Tripod

 

 

  Inspiration for this shot arrived late one
  evening. I pondered the necessary props
  for a moment, then made an attempt.
  Is it a 1930s police sargeant's desk?
  Did a P.I. walk away two minutes ago?
      (August 14, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Focal Lng.:  28mm
Aperture:  f/1.8
Exposure:  1/400 sec
ISO Speed:  800
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  An impressive display of cumulus clouds in
  the fall sky is made more dramatic by evening
  sun and a short focal length.
      (September 5, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  17mm
Aperture:  f/7.1
Exposure:  1/125 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  Circular Polarizer

 

 

  Statuary and a secluded pond are flanked by
  Mallard ducks looking for a swim, and maybe
  bread crumbs. Want to try your own frame?
  Stop by the White Fence Farm restaurant.
      (October 3, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  32mm
Aperture:  f/2.8
Exposure:  1/500 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  CPL, Red #29

 

 

  An empty warehouse in an office park
  includes west-facing windows. I shot through
  another window, which could not be avoided,
  and got a moody ambience in return.
      (October 29, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Focal Lng.:  28mm
Aperture:  f/4.5
Exposure:  1/25 sec
ISO Speed:  320
Other h/w:  None

 

 

  I was disappointed to find the sun
  striking the wrong side of a beautifully
  restored machine, until I got low with a
  short focal length and found this perspective
  to be uniquely compelling.
      (August 22, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  17mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/30 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  CPL, Red #29

 

 

  An ordinary object, freshly painted,
  takes a new perspective when viewed from
  the standard angle and color palette of
  man's best friend.
      (August 25, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS Rebel XS
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  17mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/320 sec
ISO Speed:  200
Other h/w:  Circular Polarizer

 

 

  A slow-moving train and the passenger
  seat of a stopped vehicle provide opportunity
  for a few quick shots. Sadly, the sharpness
  was mediocre, making this image unprintable
  at conventional framing sizes.
      (September 22, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  38mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/200 sec
ISO Speed:  800
Other h/w:  CPL, Red #29

 

 

  The boring, dead browns of the fall season
  in a high-desert climate are transformed into
  fresh opportunities when viewed through a
  monochrome perspective.
      (October 27, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  29mm
Aperture:  f/8
Exposure:  1/60 sec
ISO Speed:  320
Other h/w:  CPL, Red #29

 

 

  Old-fashioned transportation meets
  an old-fashioned color palette in direct
  sunlight,producing a delightful array
  of sunlight and shadow.
      (October 3, 2010)
Body type:  Canon EOS 40D
Lens type:  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 DiII
Focal Lng.:  44mm
Aperture:  f/5.6
Exposure:  1/30 sec
ISO Speed:  400
Other h/w:  CPL, Red #29

 

 

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