Light In The Shadows. 

Fujifilm X-T2, XF10-24 F/2.8-4

 Washington Street Mill, Dover, New Hampshire. 

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Seeing In Black & White: There’s a first time for everything.

Can’t get you out of my head.

Riverbank

For the last 15 years I’ve driven by this section of riverbank twice a day every day to and from work. Suddenly out of nowhere these images popped into my head. And for weeks I couldn’t let them go, and yet didn’t have the time to stop and make them. Of course this has happen before, driving around and all of a sudden a photograph leaps out of the passing scenery.

What really struck me about the images that jumped off of the riverbank, through the thin section of woods separating the river from the road and into my car was that these images were in black and white.

So what’s the big deal?

I didn’t grow up with a camera in my hands, to me the “good old days” only go back to 2008 when I first fell into this passion we call photography. Therefor, unlike so many of you who remember film and the darkroom, I don’t readily recognize what makes a good black and white image.

And yet the photographs I couldn’t get out of my head, for the first time were in black and white. I never even saw the possibility of a color as an option for these photos.

Go figure.

Roots