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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The Pedestrian In Blue

Singapore Orchard Man In Blue

The second in the RainBow Series project. Shot this image at Singapore’s famous Orchard Road.
For all the fashion conscious folk, this street is Singapore’s retail Mecca. Lined with big brands such as Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and so many others, Orchard is always brimming with people, locals and tourists alike. As such you can always see people from different nationalities in this one square mile radius. Every photography enthusiasts delight! Street photography in Singapore does not get any more interesting than right here in Orchard Road.

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#Take52 Week 14: Blossom

Singapore Penang Road Blossoming Flower

 

The theme for this week was an easy one. Well at least the possible subjects for the theme were quite obvious. So it became a tad necessary to make the image a tad different with the aid of post processing.

I shot this one with the telephoto lens and intentionally kept only a single flower in the frame. To accentuate the lone blossoming flower, I de-saturated all other colour channels except for yellow and a tinge of green.

Singapore Penang Road Blossoming Flower
Fujifilm X-E2 | XC50-230F4.5-6.7 OIS | 1/180 | f/6.7 | ISO 200 | 230mm