Saturday, October 3, 2009

"Just One Word - Plastics"

What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys? Maybe it's the Graduate's classic movie line about plastics that comes to mind. Otherwise, this storage area for plastic barrels make for a great black & white composition.

Long ago when I started took up photography with a friend, we concentrated on black & white imagery as it was the easiest way to process and print photos in his basement darkroom. Later, courses in college emphasized both the news value and the art of black & white photography.

Today with online photo editors and other powerful image software it is a snap to shoot, edit and publish. Still, composition is the key for basic good photography. Look for lines, contrast, and the moment to capture the IT image. Know that.


  1. Digital certainly has it's advantages, but sometimes I long for the days of yore (or is it daze of yore?) with my fingers in the developer and the smell of fixer in the air. Not to mention the friends who frequented my basement darkroom...

  2. All my darkroom material went a few years ago in a garage sale. Someone who was eager to prolong the art of photo processing was delighted with his cheap acquisition of all of my stuff. Still can't give away the old Minolta SLT 102 and lenses.