Archive for the ‘B&W’ Tag

Shell Skeleton   3 comments

To me, the whorl of these shell interiors looked like the tip of a Neolithic whaling harpoon or the spike of a magical railroad. What does it remind you of?

Posted July 9, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Things

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Shell Still Life   Leave a comment

Beach finds, cleaned up and given the glamor shot treatment:

Posted June 6, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, Things

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Winter morning walk   4 comments

Walking the dog at the same early, but now darker, time (6:30), and during a recent snowfall, provided new perspectives:

 

tree stump in winter

 

street lamp in winter

 


The Hammocks in winter

 

iPhone, Hipstamatic app

Playing with pinhole photography   2 comments

Shot these with the Hipstamatic pinhole lens – works great on small objects!

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iphone, Hipstamatic app

Posted July 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Big Hair   1 comment

Loved this hairdo, captured in New Haven’s Union Station:

Big Hair

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 160
f/6.3
1/25 sec

Posted June 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People

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Grain Silo   Leave a comment

Captured near Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania:

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Canon Powershot G12
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/400 sec

 

Chalk Hill Motel   3 comments

Found this abandoned motel in Pennsylvania. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow view.

Canon Powershot G12

Posted April 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, US

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Zeppelin Mooring   Leave a comment

Who knew that the top of the Empire State Building was designed to be an anchor for giant blimps, or dirigibles?

Empire State Top

However, it was tried only a few times, and when the Hindenburg burst into flames six years after the construction of the Empire State Building, dirigible traffic dwindled and the true purpose of the docking mast became obvious – it made the building the tallest building in the world at the time, beating the Chrysler Building. (Claiming that title was considered poor form – how refreshing, considering the incessant striving for superlatives these days!).

 

Water for Gotham City   6 comments

Found this water tower on a building in midtown New York. I like how this antiquated structure was framed by the modern building behind it.

NY Watertower

Posted January 9, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, New York

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Clinton Harbor   1 comment

A black&white shot of our little town’s harbor in the winter.

Clinton Harbor

Cacti Heaven   1 comment

A visit to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix provides some great opportunities for black&white shots. Click on any pic to view them in full-screen slide show format.

 

iphone, Hipstamatic
ISO: 32
1/580 sec
f/2.2
lens: John S
Film: BlackKeys B+W

Posted December 19, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature, US

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Fashion Shoot   Leave a comment

Well, not so much a shoot as just a few shots of my son. But I liked how glamorous this one turned out when adjusted to black&white.

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Canon Mark II, EFL 24-70mm
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2000 sec
adjusted in Lightroom and Color Efex

Posted December 12, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People

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Bark   2 comments

Walking through the Vermont woods, I was struck by the beautiful birch tree bark everywhere. Click on any picture to see them as full screen slideshow.

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EFL 24-70mm f/2.8

Posted December 4, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, US

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Still Life of Milk Weed and Bug   Leave a comment

No need for further description:

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Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70mm lens
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2000 sec

Forest Fire Aftermath   Leave a comment

Hundreds of acres of forest in Yellowstone Park were destroyed in massive fires in 1988, requiring over 9,000 firefighters and affecting almost 800,000 acres of forest (bigger than Rhode Island). The remnants of that destruction can still be seen:

 

Canon 7D, 10-24mm
ISO 400
f/20
1/160 sec

Yellowstone Ranger   1 comment

This friendly ranger greeted us as we entered Yellowstone National Park on a recent visit to Montana.

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Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 200
f/5.6
1/60 sec
adjusted in Silver Efex Pro 2

Montana Barn   4 comments

Loved the texture on this old barn, near the Montana State University campus:

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Canon 7D, EFS 24mm f/2.8
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/160 sec

Grain Storage in Montana   2 comments

Found in Bozeman, MT:

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Close Encounter with a Bison   Leave a comment

On a recent trip to Yellowstone, I saw this bison and took these photos while I followed it for an hour as it crossed Lamar valley, chomping on grass while generally ignoring me. He must have known he had nothing to fear from me. Figures, since he’s the largest land animal in North America, weighing roughly a ton.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm EF 2.8

ISO 640
f/10
1/20 sec

Posted October 10, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Black&White, Nature, US

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Mushroom Dreams   6 comments

Found a couple of mushrooms in our front yard that lent themselves for some experimentation with black&white processing. Click on any to see them in slideshow mode.

Canon Mark II, 90mm macro lens
ISO 500
f/4.5
1/80 sec

Posted September 26, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Double Takes of Manhattan   3 comments

Played around with double exposures during a recent trip to New York (click on any picture to see them in slideshow mode):

iphone, Hipstamatic

Morning Calm   Leave a comment

Fog-shrouded lake in the Adirondacks – captured before sunrise.

Foggy lake

 

 

Posted August 22, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, Nature, Panorama, US

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Tea House in the Mist   Leave a comment

No, this is not Japan, but San Francisco, in Golden Gate Park. Shot on an early morning.

Pagoda in Golden Gate Park

 

 

Night Sky over Gotham   3 comments

Seems utterly plausible that Batman could swoop through this scene, doesn’t it?

Gotham Night Sky

Canon Powershot G12
edited with Nik Silver Efex 2

Subway Mysteries   1 comment

These two captured my imagination in the New York subway. What is that man listening to? Where did that lady get her scarf?Subway rider 1

 

woman with scarf

Iphone, edited with Snapseed 

Sports Fan (?)   2 comments

Looks like tennis is not the sport of choice of this little girl. Captured at last week’s Indian Wells Tennis Tournament.

Spectator

 

iphone, edited with Snapped

Posted March 28, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People, US

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Still Life of Weeds   4 comments

If I only knew what this is called, that so profusely grows in the field behind our house…

wild weed 1

 

wild weed 2

Ice Sculptures   Leave a comment

Created by mother nature:

Posted March 16, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Apple Tree and Bench   1 comment

Bench in Snow

 

Canon 7D, EF-S 10-22mm
ISO 200
10mm
f/3.5
1/1600 sec

Edited in Silver Efex Pro

Ice Stalactites   Leave a comment

Posted March 11, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Global Warming?   5 comments

No – it’s just the sunĀ that’s melting the ice and snow around our house – finally!

ice melt

 

Canon 7D, EF100mm f/2.8 Macro
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2500 sec

Posted March 8, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Ice Floes on the Beach   3 comments

These ice flows were waiting for high tide to float and join their companions in the Long Island Sound:

ice floes 1

 

ice floes 2

 

 

Canon 7D, EF24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 250
f/10
1/160 sec

Posted February 24, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, Nature, US

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Antique Double Exposure   2 comments

Playing around with the double exposure setting of the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone, I composed this picture of our dog and the fall trees:

Dog Double Exposure

Posted December 24, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Black&White

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Old Walls   Leave a comment

Stone wall in Connecticut – who knows how old and what stories it could tell.

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Canon 7D
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/125 sec

Express Dialing   Leave a comment

More dialing than detailing going on here. Observed in Hell’s Kitchen, New York.

two guys on their cellphones

 

 

iphone, edited with Snapseed

Gillette Castle   4 comments

Named after the actor, not the razor company, this castle is located above the Connecticut River in Connecticut. I like the black&white version better, how about you?

Gillette Castle Color

 

Gillette Castle Blackandwhite

 

 

Canon 7D, 10-22mm EF
ISO 100
f/8
25 sec with ND filter

Posted December 13, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, US

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The Beer Bar   Leave a comment

Shot near Grand Central Terminal in New York. Commuters enjoying a drink before getting on their train home.

The Beer Bar

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 1000
f/3.5
1/20 sec

Black And White Winter Vegetation   Leave a comment

This is all that remains in the field behind our house when the temperatures drop below zero:

Posted November 23, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Still Life with Pine Cones   2 comments

When it gets cold, photography turns indoors. Found these pine cones in the neighbor’s yard, so didn’t have to go far to find something on which to practice my macro photography.

Pine cones 1

 

pine cones 2

 

 

Canon 7d, 100mm macro f2/8
ISO 1,600
f/6.3
1/100 sec

Posted November 22, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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No More Leaves   1 comment

The latest storm has finally shaken off all the fall leaves. Here’s the ‘stick season’ until next Spring. šŸ˜¦

Leafless Tree

 

 

iphone, edited with Snapped

Nobody is Burning the Midnight Oil…   1 comment

…in this empty, but impressive, office building in New York:

Empty Office Building

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 640
f/4.5
1/6 sec

Dining Alone in Manhattan   Leave a comment

Just a few of the solitary moments I captured in New York on a stroll last week.

Lonely Diner

 

Lonely Diner 2

 

Lonely Diner 3

 

Canon Powershot G12, edited with Nik Silver Efex

Haunted House?   Leave a comment

Probably not, but I always wonder as I walk by this house in our neighborhood.

Haunted House

Storm Clouds Over Montana   3 comments

Taken on the road between Bozeman and Big Sky.

Clouds over snow-capped mountains

 

 

Oldtimer and Oldtimer   Leave a comment

This old lady was enjoying a Sunday drive in her classic convertible.

old lady in vintage convertible

 

iphone, Snapseed

Posted September 13, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People

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Serenity   1 comment

This bench, in the evening light, looked like a perfect spot to relax and contemplate the good life. The B&W pic was taken with Hipstamatic, the color was edited with Snapseed.

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Posted August 23, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, US

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How old is this picture?   Leave a comment

Trying out some new filters that Google just added to its Nik Efex collection. Here’s a wet plate filter used on a beach picture I took a few months ago.

Beach in fog

Beach Wood Bark   2 comments

Found a lovely piece of wood stranded on our beach, with some lovely textures:

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Posted June 16, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature

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Bridge over Relatively Calm Waters   Leave a comment

Shot this bridge at sunset in New London, CT:

Bridge in New London

 

Canon 7D, EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
ISO 100
f/11
1/40 sec
Converted to B&W with Silver Efex Pro

Storm Clouds over Connecticut Shore   1 comment

In the harbor of New London, CT:

Stormy clouds over small island

 

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 100
f/11
1/25 sec
Converted to B&W with Silver Efex Pro

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