Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #60: Black and White Photography

It's been a while since I've been here on the blog, and even longer since I joined Carly's photo shoot Monday. But, I'm back now. I think I have more time now. I hope.

Anyway, this week Carly wants some Black and White photos. I have a couple. Nothing special.

Here is shot I took earlier in the week. Actually, I took it before I knew the theme for the week. It's part of the kids swing set, but I like the old time-y look it gets in black and white.

This I took today. It was originally in color, but since it was so gloomy and dreary outside, it looked like it was in black and white. I've gone back and forth a few times, and I can't tell the difference. The birds look a little creepy against the gloomy sky. Don't you think?

That's all I have this week. Go check out the other photos!


Carly said...

Hi Mike :)

Welcome Back! I have missed you! Well done for this assignment. You are right, the first photo does have a nice timeless quality to it. Nice angles and shadows on that one. The second one is really neat, I like the black birds all together on the line, hmmm... what's the name of that spooky Hitchcock movie... oh yeah... THE BIRDS! Perfect for this week! Very moody. I like it!

Once again, WELCOME BACK nice man!


Liz said...

The second photograph reminds me of the way swallows gather on telephone wires here at the end of summer prior to starting their brave migration all the way to Africa.
I like the way you have silhouetted the birds against the sky that is quite simply their natural domain.