Sunday, February 20, 2011

Perfectly Imperfect

This weeks inspiration is Black and White.

I love Black and White photos. They are so classic and beautiful.

By converting an image into black and white you can also easily "fix" an image.  Salvage those imperfect images by 'hiding' the clutter, or other composition problems that mean some images do not work straight out of the camera (SOC).
I love the versatility of B&W too. I  find that B&W can  help convey the mood of your image from cool dramatic B&W to softer creamy warmer tones.




I take a lot of what I call perfectly imperfect images. They are images that are completely and utterly imperfect from composition problems that cannot be fixed by cropping,  to focus and light issues. Cause, you know, sometimes life does not allow perfect conditions and well frankly I prefer to capture moments that I want to remember.

The series above is a classic perfectly imperfect "saved" (to my eye) by some B&W magic in photoshop.
 
Despite "testing" to see if we were in the frame and in focus, by the time the series of images were taken using our remote,  I was laughing so much that we were moving about (I have a full body laugh not some contained polite chuckle :) ) and we had moved out of focus!!

Here is the series SOC. (I know right very imperfect but I loved the moment the images captured and wanted to print and frame it if possible).




Here is the series with a bit of quick and dirty processing to see if I could manage to salvage some of the images. I could see that could be saved enough for my low standard,  but needed a little bit more help...



B&W to the rescue and now I have a series I love and to remember this moment xox

17 comments:

The Moerks said...

What a difference the black and white makes. I shall have to play around with it more.

Colores said...

Lovely pictures! Congrats very nice blog!

kitten roar said...

black and white really just has a romantic quality that it gives to photos. beautiful!

Hemma på Landet said...

Very nice!:-)
Stina

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

What a huge difference the b and w makes! I love this series of photos but the colour change really makes more of the images.

Sarahx

Priscila Peters said...

I adore this combination of colors. Black & white makes everything more...chic.

Lynda said...

I love b&w too ... sometimes it just works so much better than colour.

Erin Wallace said...

It is amazing what b&w can do - but I also like the second set of color photographs - they have a sort of poloroid effect to them.

koralee said...

These are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing. xoxoxo

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I do love black and white photos! I agree, it does help make some photos look even better!

Daydream Living said...

Simply beautiful!
Thanks for the share!
Maureen x

Tatter Beans said...

I love how they capture something special....between two people... wonderful..
and thank you for coming over to visit ...

Kristi said...

These look perfect in black and white and I love how perfectly imperfect these are. Both of your smiles are so amazing! I can't help but smile myself. :)

Wander.Lust said...

These pictures are so lovely! They really made me smile...so thanks for sharing them :)

luke and kourt said...

What a beautiful series of photos. Just beautiful.

April said...

When I look at your pictures I am awed by the insight and skill it takes to "save" and know what is worth saving. Wonderful series.

Charlotta Ward said...

Wonderful! I love these shots and all the editing you've done to them. Regardless which option you go with, they will be fantastic memories.

Thanks for sharing.

x Charlotta

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