Day 182 & a recap.

1st July today, so that’s 6 months of the the 365 completed. Only 1/2 a year to go. I have to admit doing B&W every day doesn’t always inspire me, especially when the sun is out and there are beautiful colours everywhere you look. I nearly decided to ditch the B&W and do the 2nd half of this project in colour. But I would feel like I cheated myself so here we go for another 183 days in B&W.

I had a re-read of day 5 when I said why I was doing the 365 project, and reminded myself I’d been in a bit of a photographic slump and needed a challenge. Well it is certainly challenging. I find I’ve learned to see in shapes and tones and light and shade and take more notice of those elements now, even when I’m on my ‘outings’ and shooting in colour. I’m also learning to know when a photo is going to be better in B&W and photograph it accordingly, though I’m still on a steep learning curve with that one. So it is changing my photography. I can look back at my earlier work and cringe now haha!

For the 2nd half of the year I’m going to take a step back from the technical and the seriousity, and play more. Let me know how I’m doing πŸ™‚

Day 182 ~ treetops

16 thoughts on “Day 182 & a recap.

  1. Its great to hear how its benefiting you. As a painter I understand how tone is very important. Oliver Sacks wrote about a painter who lost the ability to see colour after an accident. As far as I remember, when he was offered an operation to fix it he declined saying he preferred the black and white world… this shot, weird and wild.

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  2. Keep playing! Love this! And congrats on making it through the first 6 months. I look forward to seeing what else you come up with. Nicely done.

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  3. I get what you are saying about the learning from only doing B&W. It forces you to think differently. Instead of the draw of color, shapes and forms . . . but after a bit, it is definitely time to play. Here is when all those weird presets can be put to use, as well as making some of your own. Maybe you should change your “black and white” to monochrome? That can be a bit of fun for sure. Looking forward to more like this – it works very well! Rather eerie – where is Heathcliff in this scene? !

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  4. Nice processing, love the aged feel. I pretty much always end up making both colour and black & white versions of my images in Lightroom/Photoshop, and then often spend ages umming and ahhing about which I prefer.

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