OCTOBER IN BLACK AND WHITE!!Modern black and white photography at it's best is art, and many photographers regard it as the purest form of photography.More Like This
So why does black and white photography command such acclaim? One reason is that colour is a distraction. It takes attention away from the visual building blocks of a great photo texture, tonal contrast, shape, form and lighting. A photographer shooting in black and white has to learn how to use all these elements to create a memorable image.
So let's see some black and white photos that have been submitted to :iconbestda:
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A big thanks to all the artists for submitting their work to this group and for supporting it.
lucy si by bagnino
Untitled by NickSachos
Noir City FeatureNoir (french for black) is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography.More Like This
The questions of what defines film noir and what sort of category it is provoke continuing debate. In our creative endeavors we explore the same characteristics that emphasize the melodramatic with the romanticized bleakness of visual styles associated with Noir influences.
This collections displays the aforementioned in an eclectic way.
KARMEN ORLIC; & DENIS GRŽETIC;A journal dedicated to the remarkable KARMEN ORLIĆ & DENIS GRETIĆMore Like This
With gratitude for their inspiring art, continuous support and warm friendship.
A small anthology of the wonderful photography by Karmen and Denis:
Drops...VIII by denis2 Tree and grass by denis2
Please go and visit their profiles for more beauty !!!
FlashbackTracing my fingers along the cracked glass, I think to myself in a most peculiar light.More Like This
If all I can see in the mirror is shadows from the past, does my present even exist at all?
The reflection staring back at me is stained and dirty-memories of what could have been.
What does it mean? Who am I… and will I ever truly be okay with the answer to that question?
Hush. Silent lulls of my history hum to me in haunting tunes of requisition.
"Come back to me…". They hiss.
But I can’t I can’t go back- I REFUSE TO.
At that moment all I can see is shards of reflecting hate exploding off of the dirty wall as my hand smashes down and collides straight into the middle of my putrid reminisces.
“If you keep looking back, you can never move forward, just let it go.”
I watch in satisfaction as my “what ifs” wither away in denial of the future.
I will not let my pain refuse me the right to live a full-fledged present and future.
Good MenDon’t make a good man.More Like This
Be a better woman.
Be the best damn woman you can be, you know why?
Because if you are hell of a lot better than he will ever be…
Maybe one day you will realize that you have more worth than to sit around and waste tears on somebody who will never be as good as you are.
So please, don’t waste your time trying to “Fix” or “Save” him from himself-
Don’t make a good man….
Just be a better woman.
Giving up for the right reasons.I cradle my addiction dearly in my handsMore Like This
And it occurs to me suddenly
That all this time spent wasting away and trying to die young
Is only wearing me out further
How can somebody who fights so hard to die actually achieve such a feat?
If you set yourself up for failure, that is what you shall achieve.
And a failure of suicide simply does not die.
I’m thinking that there must be glimmer of hope for all of us
The fallen ones
The ones who have tried to get up just to be broken again
If you have swallowed handfuls of pills
And handfuls of tears
To try to end it all
And woken up the next day
Doesn’t that mean you’re here for a reason…?
Another good year!It's December 19, 2014 - nearing the end of another great year of photography!More Like This
Here are some of the highlights of my 2014:
"Exposing the Beauty of Nature" a two-person show, April 3 - May 28 at the Quinte Art Gallery
...the first show for Elaine and I.
"Blackburnian Warbler" won 3rd place in the PEPt Photo Contest.
"Eastern Bluebirds" chosen as one of the images to represent Canada in the 2014 "4 Nations" competition.
"Solitude" is part of the 2015 Multi Faith Calendar.
I was the winner of the Napanee Photo Club's 'Print Competition'.
I received a 3rd Place Ribbon at the Napanee Exhibition.
...and I finished 2nd in the Napanee Photo Club's Photographer of the Year competition!
Every year brings new challenges and opportunities - sometimes good results, but always the chance to grow as an artist - and 2014 was no exception!
Merry Christmas everyone!