Ansel Adams Wannabe
Saturday 15 October 2011 — Category: Processing
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During junior high school I started getting into photography myself. One of the first pictures I took was this black and white shot of my sister Kristin doing her homework in the living room, as I have documented in My Photographic Journey. Even after I had made the transition to color film, I still shot a lot of monochrome images when I was a yearbook staff photographer during my junior and senior years of high school.
Ansel Adams and Oregon’s own official Photographer Laureate, Ray Atkeson.
Therefore, I decided to go through the hundreds of my best pictures from 2011 which I have included in the photo albums on this Web site, to see which ones would work in black and white. I found that some shots that looked wonderful in color didn’t look so good in monochrome. On the other hand, some pictures that were just so-so suddenly looked better in black and white.
In the end, I found more than 150 pictures that I have gathered together in the Black and White 2011 photo album, in my feeble attempt to emulate the past masters of the art.