Happy New Year to everyone, I hope your holidays were everything you hoped for. Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, as I took some time off for the holidays and I was putting together a grant proposal for the city of Tampa’s Big Picture Photographer Laureate program. I have been working on my black & white images from Chicago I shot back in June. My goal is to have at least 20 images up on my web site by the end of the week.
I have been using Adobe Lightroom to do the conversions to black & white and I have been very happy with the results. In a few images I have been able to get the sky to go almost black, the same way Ansel Adams did in some of his photography of Yosemite. This is an image of the “Bean” and it is a very reflective bean shaped sphere. Just a little tip if you want to get a clean photograph without a lot of people, get there very early in the morning as there is usually a mob of people standing around. I love the contrast of the distorted; in focus buildings on the Bean and the out of focus Buildings on the right side of the image. I think this shape and focus contrast works well in this photo.