A spring field trip for the photo classes yielded this image.
As I tell them: “If there is no color, do it in black & white”.
We are now almost 1/2 way through this term….
where did the time go? Is it just me or does it seem like
everything moves faster these days?
Over the years this small church has provided many great images
to visual artists. Both photographers and painters have been regularly seen
creating images of this local landmark. For a long time it was an active
church but more recently has fallen upon hard times.
It is still beautiful in all of its faded glory and will continue to provide
images for at least a few more years. It is really sad to see it go.
As I sit here in my office, looking out the window at the 60* weather we are having, I think back to last year at this time. A much different look to the outdoors.
Better or worse? You decide. For me, I will take the overcast and snow in preference to the nasty and boring clear blue sky that holds no photographic interest for me.
Of course, I have never had to shovel a clear blue sky……
Just a side note: The classes are filling up fast for the March/April term. If you want a place in class you need to let me know.
The back door of a Lima Garden Club makes for an interesting Black & White image.
I am sure that the members do not see their back door in this way.
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Hope to see you in a class.
Today has started off as gray and chilly. The expectation of snow is in the air.
So, a black and white image seemed to be just the thing to post.
This is one of my old ones, with the original done on Agfa 100 B&W film. Late day sun gave a spot light effect to the building which just “glowed” as we drove down the street.
This is from a “walk about” with a friend last year. The original is in color but it was processed to give it a bit of the old time Tri-X look. I think slightly gritty feel goes with the experience of a faded downtown area. A long time ago, I was a staff photographer for the local newspaper and this downtown was very familiar to me. A lot has changed since this area was the vibrant hub of a bustling city. So, it is somehow fitting that a place named “Paint & Color” should be portrayed in black and white. A subtle statement…don’t you think ….heh. OK, that is enough of the walk down memory lane. Time passes, the technology changes, towns change, and most importantly, we grow and change for the better. Enjoy.