Thursday, 7 June 2012

lost between the greys









































I love shooting black and white film. There is something lovely about stripping away the colour so all that you are left with is shadow and highlight... which I guess is photography at its purest.

It's been a particularly grey and wet week here in Melbourne and I haven't really had a chance to get out and shoot anything new. This week's 52 Photos Project prompt is 'Black & White'. I've taken it as an opportunity to look through my archives and see some of my pictures in a different way. It's strange how a little bit of space and a fresh eye makes a previously discarded image seem completely right at this moment in time.

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  1. Love love these Helen- you knowhow obsessed I am with black and white film!! What did you use here? {and the weather has been sunny and glorious here in Aucks, until yesterday when it turned feral, so I hope you haven't sent the weather over here ;)}

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    1. Thanks Mary! The 1st shot is with my Nikon FM2 using Rollie 400 and the other 2 are from my Holga (I can't remember which 120 film it was). Hopefully it gets sunny for you soon!

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  2. Your comments are so timely! I've been thinking about digging out my Pentax K1000 from many (and I mean many!!) years ago and shoot some film. Your point about shadow and highlight confirmed that I must do this! Especially love the last one, I can just feel the passing of the time sitting at that window!

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    1. Wow Pentax K1000 - that was the 1st camera I lusted after MANY years ago! Enjoy!

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  3. Grey wet weather was made for b&w shots - these are stunning! I especially love the trees & the windowsill.

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  4. These are both so beautiful!

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  5. beautiful images. love that you are shooting with film!

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  6. Oooh I like the shadows on the sidewalk.

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  7. love the shadows & textures on the sidewalk!

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  8. Gorgeous b&w shots... you're so crazy talented with a camera it's scary!

    FJM
    x

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  9. wonderful b/w pictures, really enjoy them, especially the second one! captured the mood here in Melbourne last week perfectly with its grey sky and soooo much rain!

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