Inspiration in black and white is the challenge for #DogwoodWeek3. Now you may have noticed my furs are mainly black and white, but that doesn’t count for this photo challenge. This week is an Inspiration Challenge. Last week was a Composition Challenge.
Black and white isn’t terribly difficult, but it is more than hard black and white colors. The colors you choose for a photo help the photo to tell the story you are looking for. Remember our walk at Lake Calhoun? We used the blank and white photos and it gave the post a whole new dimension of winter and old feeling. Not every photo will be good without color. Mom always thinks of old time photos, back when there was no color film available.
For this week’s inspiration, Mom took Bailie to Pioneer Village to get that old time feeling. She brought along a cowboy hat, and bandana to really get into the mood for the photo. The color photo is the original photo. When taking away the color, you need to pay attention to what you darken, what becomes a gray color, it needs to be right for the photo.
This is the finished photo Mom chose for this week. The more gray black gives it the real old, well used feeling. The only modern looking thing even in black and white is Bailie. She kind of looks like a hobo trying to hitch a ride, don’t you think? If the photo is right for no color, it can really create a fun look.