Monday, June 8, 2009

Black and White


I'm nuts about color, but sometimes the simplicity of black and white makes a pleasant change. Here's a sampling of six photographs that I've worked with in Photoshop, removing the color, and using a variety of filters on some of them. The image above is from a photograph I took on one of my walks. (Morehead City, North Carolina)

Shrimp trawlers at a dock in Beaufort, North Carolina. One of my friends wants me to put a wreath on the bow of the front boat and make Christmas cards for her. That would be fun!

A rocker on a front porch in Beaufort, North Carolina.

Bottom side of a fishing pier, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

A beach on Peter Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I was playing with texture filters, and also a technique for adding the cool black border.

This last is my favorite shot of a magnolia blossom from this spring's pictures. (my back yard, Morehead City, North Carolina)

5 comments:

self taught artist said...

you got me, i say all the time i dont like flowers, but i like this photo...they look like fat pillows those petals.
the under the pier is cool too, very insect like.

Rosa-Munda said...

I love the black & whites. Gives an extra depth to the photos. Ros

Jean Baardsen said...

Thanks, Paula and Ros!

Kim Hambric said...

Great photos. Love those texture filters. In the past, I've not been much for monkeying around with photos, but that seems to be changing. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for your email on correcting my problems with comments.

Jean Baardsen said...

Good to see your post here!