Sunday, June 24, 2012

50 Shades of Gray and Other Colors

Nothing steamy here. It's always interesting to see the black and white (b/w) version of a color photograph. Back in the days of Kodak Tri-X the world was seen in shades of gray. With practice you can actually perceive scenes in b/w based on color content and tonal qualities. The biggest standout of these photos is how green leaves are seen in shades of gray - almost none existent. B/W also tends to add a moody component that color sometimes does not. The rail cars were photographed near Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


  1. I remember the days when all photos were colorless, and for me that removes the artistic "thing" that some folks seem to have for B & W. Kinda a "been there, done that" mentality I seem to have on this subject.