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Monochrome Monday: WrapUp BandW

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It’s time to look back at the year 2016 with humble heart. I decided to start with black and white photos which always tell me what’s wrong with my composition. As usual, the picture at the top is, of course, new one.

この1年を振り返る時期がきた。今年は、構図のどこが悪いのか、いつもあからさまに見えてくるモノクロームから始めたい。

When you take a B&W photo with a film, you need to decide everything just before shooting. I loved ILFORD because of its damp images but it was quite difficult to imagine what was taken. Today it must be easier to do it. Indeed you can decide some parameters later having a cup of coffee.

フィルムでモノクローム写真を撮るとなると、シャッターを押す前に何もかも決めなければならない。私はイルフォードがその湿った出来上がりで好きだったが、その出来上がりを想像するのは大変だった。今ではずっと簡単で、コーヒーを飲みながらパラメータを決められる。

Question is if it’s really easy. Probably no. When I look into the finder, my brain never teach me what will be taken in B&W. Sometimes delicate contrast of complementary colours are missing and an unexpected structure appears instead.

問題は、本当にモノクロームの写真が簡単になったのかである。多分、そんなことはない。ファインダーを覗き込んでも脳はどんな写真が撮れるかは教えてくれない。それどころか微妙な色の対比は失われ、予想外の形が見えてくる。

What a wonderful process!


with iPhone

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3 thoughts on “Monochrome Monday: WrapUp BandW”

  1. Your explanation of the B&W journey is a great reminder to us all that we don’t always see all there is in front of us. What an important lesson, in life as well as photography! Thank you! 🙂

    1. Thank you for the comments. I have really learned many things about photography this year probably because I found the difficulty of taking monochrome photos.
      Have a good new year.

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