Category Archives: Black & White

Shooting With the Coupes (pt 1)

I should have a few of these posts up in the next few days, I got some great shots when I went out shooting with a couple or five guys in the local Genesis Coupe Community (and one Nissan 370z hitchhiker).

So, I already posted one black & white so lets do a few more, eh?

370z in b&W

Red in Black & White

Teal in B&W

Boozy in B&W

Silver & White

Tire Treads and Exhaust Pipes

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Black & White: From Above

One more from my shoot the other day. I wanted to separate this one, because it feels different.

As always, I love my high-contrast black & white:

From Above I

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Down By the River

Because I do love me some black & white high contrast.

The Point

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Hanging with the Dog II

One last one, in b&w this time.

A lot less motion here, but really picks up my lil’ buddy’s personality, I think. And, that, despite that he’s two, and has his full adult-growth now, he’s still very, very much a puppy.

Downhill

ISO 800, f/3.2, 1/250th

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More Black & White…

… And a little Depth of Field to go with it.

And yes, it’s another picture of my niece, shot with my favorite 50mm f/1.8. I wanted to ge tthis shot, but it’s not quite the way I wanted it, if that sounds right? It’s still good, but it’s not what I saw in my head.

A Baby's Grip

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Old Shots: Fingers on the Neck

fingering b&w

another old b&w. The bar I shot in was so dark, and I didn’t want to use flash, that I had to jack the ISO a lot. On my even-then-getting-old Nikon D70s, ISO 640 and higher means ever-noticable noise. Still, it’s good shot, and I think the grain adds something to the b&w as well. Over the years, I’ve been tempted to push the contrast further, but maybe it’s not necessary.

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Old Shots: Autocross

BMW #48 B&W

I know. It’s all blurred. All of it. It should be on the cutting room floor.

And yet.

And yet, I like it. I’ve got lots of sharp-subject panning shots. But I like this one.

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Old Shots: Where Bicycles Sleep

PAD: Where Bicycles Sleep

I shot this one a number of years ago, and the jury is definitely still out on it. I always saw it in black & white, and I got pretty much the shot I went looking for. And I’ve always defended it as such. The discussion has continued to be fairly heated, however. I have a few friends who want it printed, and on their wall, and others who think it’s a terrible shot and should be burned from history.

I say, if there’s that much divisive discussion, then it’s worth keeping.

I also think I need to revisit some of my old b&w’s, so expect some more over the next week or two.

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OLD SHOTS: 1965 Impala

Well, it’s a rainy Sunday afternoon, and I’m cleaning up my laptop. Which means, it’s time for another “Old Shot”, as I’ve not taken anything new in a little while.

1965 Impala

I tend to use selective colorization when the background is busy, uninteresting, or doesn’t add anything to the subject. This happens with “On the street” shots of cars all the time. While the ice-cream shop behind the Impala is interesting, it was really busy: but the sign is strong enough that it’s still very visible, and I think, still adds to the shot rather than dominating it, or at least splitting the viewer’s attention.

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Genesis: Mirabeau Black

Challenge ongoing in Gencoupe’s media section: purpose-shot black & white images. And I’ve not gone out with the specific intent to shoot black and white in a long, long time!

So, I took the opportunity, especially as the good summer wheels/tires come off today, in favour of the stock wheels and winter tires.

Genesis - Go Into The Light

Genesis - Mirabeau Black (and white)

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