Rhapsody in Black and White

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Penga Ndlovu
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Rhapsody in Black and White

Post by Penga Ndlovu » Wed May 23, 2012 1:11 pm

Tue Nov 22, 2011
A few days back I started playing around with altering some of my pictures and also changing them to Black and White images as I have always found that they were much more outspoken than colour photo's.

Here are a few samples:

This lone Bull and his companion I found alongside the dirtroad from Balule to Bangu waterhole

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This is one of my most outspoken Wilddog headshots

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I have always found thunderous skies to be much more ominous in Black and White

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Seeing the king of the animal kingdom is always very special

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The thunderclouds above and the dead Leadwoods on the horizon gives an eerie feeling

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Re: Rhapsody in Black and White

Post by Amoli » Wed May 23, 2012 1:12 pm

Michel, beautiful. \O

The clouds do look more thunderous in black in white.

Not all pics have the same effect.

Take for instance a beautiful bird.....

with make up on and a lovely dress.... sorry.... :oops

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Re: Rhapsody in Black and White

Post by Flutterby » Wed May 23, 2012 1:13 pm

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Re: Rhapsody in Black and White

Post by PRWIN » Wed May 23, 2012 1:13 pm

great shots all. This is one of the area's I really like to play in \O

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Re: Rhapsody in Black and White

Post by Lisbeth » Wed May 23, 2012 1:13 pm

Not my cup of tea, but you are very clever all of you ;-) I am more for "Keep it simple - keep it natural" -O

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Re: Rhapsody in Black and White

Post by Flutterby » Wed May 23, 2012 1:14 pm

Lisbeth wrote:Not my cup of tea, but you are very clever all of you :wink: I am more for "Keep it simple - keep it natural" -O
You can't get simpler than black and white! :twisted:

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Re: Rhapsody in Black and White

Post by Lisbeth » Wed May 23, 2012 1:15 pm

Right, but it is not natural.......and not a subject for discussion, like art or fashion or music :wink: and I suppose it is exactly the point, this is a kind of art, it has very little to do with the animals nor with nature, but with impressions and what it "says" to you \O

Come to think of it, I would never put a "normal" photo on my walls, but one of the above could be considered. I am a quick learner and try to be open minded. I have almost started liking it :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rhapsody in Black and White

Post by leachy » Wed May 23, 2012 1:15 pm

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Re: Rhapsody in Black and White

Post by Lisbeth » Wed May 23, 2012 1:16 pm

That's cheating, they are black and white anyhow -O -O

Great pic leachy \O

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Re: Rhapsody in Black and White

Post by Sprocky » Wed May 23, 2012 1:17 pm

Lisbeth wrote:That's cheating, they are black and white anyhow -O -O

Great pic Leachy \O
That shot would look real good if only the background was converted to B&W. \O

Leachy, give it a bash, or give me permission to play with that pic on the weekend. ;-)

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