Black and white -or not?

I now have started to get tired of my lack of inspiration. The weather outside is +2 °C and grey, grey, grey. This has been the story for the last week now. My inspiration to go out to take photos is zero… This is not really fun, so I started to dig in my “pile” of photos that are stored in my computer. I found these photos taken during summer of 2012. The weather was not so good that summer, a lot of rain, but still so much more pleasant to look at than the current weather situation;-)

I also made b&w versions of my photos, some is better, I think, than the colored ones. But some looks better in color. What do you think about it? I believe b&w can really be striking in some photos. I did not expect that to happen with a photo of flowers, but look at the last photos in this post!

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Nynas Nynas bw

Magic_leaves Magic_leaves bw

 

house house bw

Evening_skies Evening_skies bw

Flower Flower bw

Black and white -simple but powerful

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I love black and white photos. But it is hard to get them good. When the colors are gone we are left to mix with contrast, shadows and light. It can be hard work but can also be a hit when you succeds. Here are some photos I have edited in Photoshop. The first photo is from last summer, a bridge nearby. The beautiful wallpainting is taken in Stockholm. The portrait is of Christer, the painter you can find in this blog.

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