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Black and White by starrysurrealism Black and White by starrysurrealism
"There's something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery. "
Stefan Kanfer

So often we take for granted black and white photography, but it really is just as stunning as color can be.

What do you think?
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Taken in Washington State

So, I'm entering this into :iconskyandnatureclub:'s contest and I was looking at the rules and decided to link to another artist. I should really get into the habit more anyway.



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AntoineRozel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This composition is absolutely fantastic. The textures are particularly striking! This is so efficient...
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MirMidPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is gorgeous!
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Everything seems to be different in black and white, other perspective. No distracting colours, but back to the raw image and lightning. Beautifully done :D
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   Photographer
Yes, black and white makes an image totally different in my opinion.

Thank you :)
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :iconhappynewyearplz: :iconnewyearplz:
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   Photographer
:D
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Xailai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful shot!
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Everything looks better in black & white! ;-)
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010   Photographer
Hahaha I would beg to differ, though I like black and white :)
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I think B & W makes one pay more attention to composition and texture. But I think flowers need to be in color. Sorry. But this is nice.

The thing I'm confused about is this: Is there really any difference between setting a digital camera to B & W, or capturing in color and then using an image editor to convert to B & W? The camera uses the same CCD and it merely does the same conversion that an image editor would do. I'm thinking about the rules for the #SkyAndNatureClub contest, now.
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
This was for a :iconskyandnatureclub: contest... :) I do prefer some things in b&w though.

You should ask them if you're concerned, but I think converting it should be fine as long as you don't tone the b&w. It doesn't mention it in the rules.

Thank you for your constructive criticism :)
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pachocanadian Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice!
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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April 28, 2010
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D50
Shutter Speed
5/1000 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
55 mm
Date Taken
Mar 15, 2010, 5:10:37 AM