Collin J Örthner – Photographer

August 27, 2010

Allstones Creek #4 and #5

Filed under: Abstract, Black & White, Movement, Nature, Rocks, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 5:21 am

Sometimes colour just doesn’t cut it, you know. I decided to convert both of these into B&W, and believe it or not, I was thinking of them in B&W when I made them. It’s odd how sometimes my mind can switch between seeing in colour and then almost instantly just turn off those thoughts and start seeing in graphic B&W. It’s not a bad exercise either to force oneself to see only the graphic elements which make up an image instead of colour. Many times the colour can really overpower images to the point of distraction. I think that’s why so many people completely love all of Ansel Adams work. The images are letting them see something in a way they couldn’t themselves. Try it sometime when you are out enjoying a walk, try to see in B&W. What do you see??

[Canon G10]


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