When To Shoot Black & White

The temptation to make our pictures vibrant and colourful is understandable. After all colours make images pop. But there are times when going the other direction makes the image stand out even better. I’m of course talking about rendering pictures in monochrome, specifically in black & white.

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#Take52 Week 6: Kiss

Decided to get the beautiful wife to model for this photograph. This is one the many shots I took of her during our recent trip to Paris. This was on Day 2, walking around the streets of Montmartre. At the time she did not know I was taking pictures of her. I think this helped capture a more candid image which works with the theme for this week. With the temperatures hovering around freezing point and the wife having a low threshold for cold, the wife was all bundled up and still feeling a tad chilly. With a slight breeze blowing it almost seems like she is kissing the air!   Week 6: Kiss   Technical Specs of the image:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
  • Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Aperture: f/4
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter Speed: 1/250
  • Focal Length: 30.2mm

#Take52 Week 7: Round

Playing catch-up on all my previous weeks’ assignments.

The theme for this week is quite simple and am sure everyone’s got some great interpretations. I decided to use this image I clicked during my recent trip to Paris. This is a picture of the Roue De Paris, which is one of the many wonderful sights you see while walking from the Louvre towards Champs Élysées. It is one of the more prominent ferris wheels in the city.

It’s common knowledge that Ferris wheels are round. So instead of taking a shot of the ferris wheel from an angle that shows it in its entirety, I decided to click a different perspective. Since the weather in Paris was cloudy at the time when I took the shot, I decided to enhance the vibrancy and colours of the sky in Lightroom.

Although I didn’t get a chance to sit and enjoy the ferris wheel, I certainly enjoyed taking pictures of this wonderful piece of Paris.

Week 7: Round
Technical Specs of the image:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
  • Lens: XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Aperture: f/4
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter Speed: 1/200
  • Focal Length: 19.6mm