Tag Archives: Black and White

Cloud Portfolio Three

Anyone that follows my work, knows that I love clouds (eg my Cloud Abstracts post). Here is a simple portfolio of black and white cloud images. All were taken in Mittagong in the Southern Highlands NSW.  All shot hand-held on the Phase. Very limited editing in Capture One. I cropped, added contrast/detail and dialed in the cyan and blue to stop clogging up the blacks too much.

Mitto April Cloud #2

Mitto April Cloud #13

Mitto April Cloud #16

Mitto April Cloud #17

Mitto April Cloud #41

Mitto April Cloud #60

Mitto April Cloud #62

Mitto April Cloud #74

#clouds #fineart #squareformat #blackandwhite

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iPhone As A Visual Diary

I was walking in bushland not far from my home the other day and noticed some Waratahs starting to flower. These are a couple of quick “grab shots” that I have processed in Snapseed. I often find now  that I am using my iPhone as a sort of visual diary. I can quickly try out ideas for images. Why don’t I just shoot it with a regular camera first – I hear you ask?. Well two reasons. When I went for a walk it was the middle of the day and quite harsh light even under the trees. The other important consideration was that it was extremely windy. With my “regular” camera I would have simply struggled to get the shot.

I am not too worried, I got some ideas to work on and I am sure there are other ideas bouncing around somewhere on the “back processor”. Also, I have started keeping a visual diary as part of my TAFE visual arts course (ie paper, not digital.) I have never kept a visual diary before, but I find that creating quick images on the iPhone as well as sketching ideas in my visual diary get me thinking more like an artist, not a photographer.

So next time I go to photograph some Waratahs, I will have had some practice, and “practice makes perfect!”

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Red Centre Adventures in Black and White

I recently joined a “Adventures in Oz” photo expedition to Central Australia. The “Red Centre” is aptly named – the red rocks and sand permeate every part of the landscape. Even just spending a short time there it gets in everything, your shoes, your camera bag under your nails. Red does dominate, but is subdued in the harsh daylight. However, in low light at either end of the day, the hues and tones are of a truly beautiful. The landscape is spectacular with a rich palette of colours.
When travelling the vast distances between campsites and shooting locations there were numerous opportunities to make images despite the glare and harsh light. This is a hard country. The landscape is hard, tough and sharp.

I have chosen various Black and White treatments using Snapseed which I feel suit the images. Dont worry, I am also working on a coloured set of images too – these will be in a future post. These images feature my three favourite subjects: clouds, rocks and trees – I hope you enjoy.

Cloudscape I

Cloudscape II

Cloudscape III

Desert Oak V

Desert Oak Grove

Desert Oak VI

Cloudscape VII

Cloudscape VIII

Cloudscape IX

Desert Oak X

Cloudscape XI

Bloodwood

King’s Canyon

Uluru

Qantascape