THE “ART OF BLACK AND WHITE” series 7

Photo by Joren Aranas on Unsplash – This photo was found on the free photo website: “Unsplash” where photographers share their photos and just looking for some recognition. I am glad to recognize this amazing black and white photo.
Photo by Ian Parker on Unsplash — What makes this photo so amazing, is that we have all see something like this in color. But, in black and white, it’s even more dramatic. How perfect the exposure is as well. Shows off what light there is very well.
Photo by Jack Chamberlin —- Jack is one of my favorite photographers. On Facebook, he is always putting on some amazing black and white photos. Interesting enough is that he uses infrared technology to create the black and whites that he does. The contrast that infrared puts out is amazing, but, Jack has truly made this an art. He is one that you could follow on Facebook. Just go to: https://www.facebook.com/jack.chamberlin.10
This is another amazing photo from Jack Chamberlin. He titles this photo “Dragon Landings”. I love the sepia tone he put to this photo, and it makes the cut to be in our annual exhibit.
Photo by Andrew Whitmore —– To get some really sharp black and white photos, you certainly can’t go wrong with photos of architecture. Actually, I went through a lot of architectural photos before I selected one, and this one from Andrew Whitmore one best black and white architectural photo.
Photo by Drew Hays —— I don’t normally pick many portraits as a great black and white photo, but, there were a lot of portraits this time that are just winning black and white portraits. The exposure, the use of light, all that is what makes this photo a great photo / portrait.

In case you missed it, I did an article titled: “Reasons to Try Black and White”. If you haven’t taken any or only a few black and white photos, go to: https://wordpress.com/post/123photogo.com/26109 and read this great article about black and white making a big comeback, and why.

Photo by Everton Vila – With this dark background and the white wedding dress, this seemed to be a natural to be a great black and white photo. No face showing with this, just a beautiful dress, and accentuated with the dark background. Truly a winning photo.
Photo by Geran De Kler for Unsplash —- As I looked at this photo, I actually had a hard time seeing this in color. It’s like the cat just came out of the dark to come and attack you. What a great photos of a battle-torn leopard.
Photo by Gian D – How dare I take a flower and award it as a winner in a black and white exhibit. Yup! I did it. The fun thing about this photo is that it is just starkly beautiful without color, and now it leaves you guessing what color it is.
Photo by Gift Habeshaw —– Here is another portrait, and I think it is actually a self portrait, I could be wrong, but, I was impressed with how careful he was with the lighting. And especially to highlight the hair like he did, truly makes this a great portrait / black and white winning photo.
Photo by Glen Carrie — We have had a few real dark photos above, and now this one that comes out really light. This is one of those photos that does amazingly well with “negative space”. I think this is just a classy photo and I can see this one hanging on a wall.

Want to see last years winning black and white photos? I have a special page we post these winning photos for 1 year. So, these photos are about to be taken down from the main menu page. But, until January 15th, 2022, these photos will be on display, and then removed so these photos will go in it’s place. Go to: https://123photogo.com/gallery-end-of-2020/ to see more amazing black and white photos.

Photo by Jakub Kolesa – from Unsplash —— Winter can be such a great time to do black and white photos. The snow white covering and the dark wood on the trees, makes it an easy job. Love the composition on this photo. The fog and mist makes it even a better photo.
Photo by Joakim Honkasalo – When we get into the night photos, capturing the light is an amazing way to make it happen. This is called “Seeing the light” or “seeing the Art”. Well done photo. By the way, if this was taken with color, the lighting would have a real weird color. Black and white was definitely the choice here.
Photo by Jorge Salvador – —- – Another great photo of a tree with the mist or fog in the background. It just tends to blur out the background so nicely that it makes the tree look like it’s having a portrait done.
Photo by Nathan Duimeo —– I didn’t see a title to this photo, but, I would probably title it: “Working Hands”. And with this being in black and white, makes these hands look more dirty, more worn, etc. Black and white makes this photo work so well. Perfect choice to do this in black and white.

Did you know that black and white is becoming so popular that there are 2 camera manufactures making a camera that strictly shoots in black and white? You have to read about this: go to: https://wordpress.com/post/123photogo.com/26521

Photo by Paolo Aguilar – For Unsplash —– I don’t know if this photo was taken a hundred years ago or just recently. And that is the beauty of this photo. To recreate a photo just like it was a hundred years ago, when all there was, was black and white. A beautiful portrait of a newlywed couple, this photo does amazingly well for creating the perfect black and white photo.
Photo by Shahin Kahalji —– This photo was my first pick to go in this gallery today. The exposure on this photo was so perfect. A lot of times when photos of people are done in black and white, their skin tones are white. And this one has a beautiful gray tone in which to give it the look of a perfect exposure. So, this is one amazing portrait.
Photo by Simon Lohmann —– I don’t know where this is, but, it is some amazing architecture of some place that has amazing shaped buildings. And that makes it look so good this way. A mighty nice capture of abstract shapes.
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INTERESTING PHOTOS COLLECTED TODAY:

melted camera during rocket launch
“Camera melted during rocket launch” by Bill Ingalls (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

As a photographer, what limits are you willing to cross to get a creative angle on your shot? We often say that getting close to a subject reflects a sense of intimacy in the photograph. But how close is too close when it comes to photographing a rocket launch? NASA photographer Bill Ingalls got one of his cameras toasted while shooting Space X Falcon 9 take off.

According to Ingalls, he had placed six cameras in total around the launch site to photograph the launch. Four of the six cameras were inside the launch pad safety perimeter, while two cameras were placed outside of the safety perimeter. The camera that got melted was outside of the perimeter and the incident occurred because the launch started a grass fire, which melted the camera. Although the camera sustained heavy damage, the memory card happened to survive. NASA says it will likely display the melted camera at its Washington, DC headquarters.


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Just a note: Bing.com has a regular “photos of the day” and the above photos are from that collection. Amazingly beautiful.

Photographic thought for the day:

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Ansel Adams

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: OUR NATIONAL PARKS IN THE FALL:

Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany —– Photo by Artem Sapegin on Unsplash

Our National Parks, regardless of country, are some of the most beautiful places in the world. We can certainly enjoy the beauty of these parks, especially when it is the most colorful. These photos are, as you can see from the above photo, are a collection of photos from various National Parks around the world. Enjoy.

We were on our way up Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park in Utah. It felt like the hike would never end but looking up to our final 0.5 miles was breathtaking and mesmerizing. This is what I saw. —- Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash
New Forest National Park, United Kingdom —– Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

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Theth National Park, Albania, Theth —— Photo by Rogier Schutte on Unsplash
green fields near brown mountain
Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming, USA —– Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
adventure autumn california country
Yosemite National Park, USA —— Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
red rocks
Arches National Park, Utah, USA —— Photo by Chris Janda on Pexels.com
landscape photo of mountains scenery
Photo by Onisam on Pexels.com


Tbilisi National Park, Tbilisi, Georgia ——– Photo by Nick Shvelidze on Unsplash
Yellowstone National Park, Photo by Lanny Cottrell
beautiful country countryside daylight
Yosemite National Park —— Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com


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A small stream with waterfalls and smooth water in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the Fall with colorful leaves on the rocks and stones. —– Photo by Stephen Ellis on Unsplash
Acadia National Park Pond, Bar Harbor, ME, USA —– Photo by Miro Vrlik on Unsplash

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: SEPTEMBER, THE MONTH OF AUTUMN!

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash

To most of the upper half of the world, we are just about to go into everyone’s favorite time of year: Autumn! The world is beautifully going into “DEAD”. That’s a crazy way to look at it, but, it is the preparation of winter, and the leaves on the trees, change color and give us the Autumn that we all love.

With that, let’s take a look at this wonderful collection of Autumn photos, that I think are winners. Check these out:

red leaf trees near the road
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
dirt road cover by dried leaves
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
concrete road between trees
Photo by Craig Adderley on Pexels.com
landscape photography of trees
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
orange trees
Photo by 김 대정 on Pexels.com
photography of maple trees
Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com
forest during day
Photo by Ian Beckley on Pexels.com

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Photo by Lanny Cottrell
trees in autumn forest
Photo by David Bartus on Pexels.com
tree with maple leaves
Photo by Valiphotos on Pexels.com
Photo by Lanny Cottrell – 123PhotoGo
maple leaves on water
Photo by Max Andrey on Pexels.com

autumn autumn leaves branch bright
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
house covered with red flowering plant
Photo by Lisa on Pexels.com
autumn hd wallpaper
Photo by Valiphotos on Pexels.com
autumn barn colorado colorful
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
ambience atmosphere autumn autumn leaves
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
autumn trees
Photo by Valiphotos on Pexels.com

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house beside trees
Photo by David Frampton on Pexels.com
green and red leafed trees
Photo by Natalija Mislevicha on Pexels.com
scenic view of sky with rainbow
Photo by Jessica Lewis on Pexels.com
Photo by Külli Kittus on Unsplash
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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Photos of “HAPPY”

silhouette photography of jump shot of two persons
Photo by Jill Wellington on Pexels.com

Your assignment: What kind of picture would you take to create the feeling or mood of “HAPPY”? It’s not just a bunch of people laughing, and smiling big, there is quite a variety of things that portray happy. Let’s include these in the “PHOTOS OF THE WEEK”.

Photo by Joe Caione on Unsplash

As you can see, “happy” is created by certain things. A happy puppy is one thing that brings happiness to a lot of people.

woman surrounded by sunflowers
Photo by Andre Furtado on Pexels.com

Flowers bring happiness to a lot of people. And bubbles are something that brings happiness as well. How about putting the two together? A great photo!

woman doing hand heart sign
Photo by Hassan OUAJBIR on Pexels.com

We are often drawn to sunsets because of a special feeling we get. The beauty of God seems to come out in sunsets.

men s white button up dress shirt
Photo by Helena Lopes on Pexels.com

Does hanging with close friends bring happiness to you?


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smiley drawing on sand
Photo by Melissa on Pexels.com

This is two-year-old Malki, her name means Queen in Yiddish. We were at the park playing with paint and bubbles and this shot was a remarkably lucky one since toddlers move so fast. This photo is important to me because it captures her innocence and reminds me how happy and carefree I was that day, hanging out with her. ———————– Senjuti Kundu

I know Spring is one thing that makes me happy, especially after a brutal winter.

man in red long sleeved shirt
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

Working together on a project with your loved one, is real happiness.

A doughnut makes me happy any day. Mmmm

Photo by Helen Cheng on Unsplash

Umbrella flowers are in full bloom in the blue sky, created on the main street of Aesop Village in Everland Resort in South Korea.

boy in black long sleeved shirt riding orange bicycle
Photo by Tarikul Raana on Pexels.com

Remember when you were riding bikes as a kid? How happy you were doing this? It is one device in our lives, that has made everyone happy, at one time or another.

Photo by Philippe Siguret on Unsplash

Do you marvel at the beauties of the earth? When you see amazing landscapes, does it just make you happy? This happens to me a lot.

low angle photography of man jumping
Photo by Vlad Chețan on Pexels.com
photo of a smiling woman carrying her baby while sitting on a bed
Photo by Jonathan Borba on Pexels.com

Nothing can make you happier than a newborn baby. That sense of heaven close by, is something that is hard to miss.

laughing baby floating on air
Photo by Aleksandr Balandin on Pexels.com
man in white crew neck t shirt standing beside woman in green crew neck t shirt
Photo by Viktoria Slowikowska on Pexels.com

Flowers from a special love one? Oh yeah!

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash

Traveler honeymoon couple in the jungle of Bali.

two young women having fun
Photo by KoolShooters on Pexels.com

Pizza parties make everyone happy!

Being together as a family is true happiness.

Photo by Seriously Low Carb on Unsplash

Good food makes everyone happy!


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