A couple of weeks ago I played hooky from all my early morning responsibilities by taking my iPhone out for a leisurely (and beautiful) walk in the fog. I posted a couple of the photos from that day in What I Did Instead….. What I’d forgotten is how many photos I’d taken with Camera + that I’d not moved to my camera roll. I discovered them last Wednesday when I’d stopped to take a photo of a rainbow on my way home from work and opened the app.
I probably would’ve left the photos a bit longer had I not learned about iPhoneography Monday at the end of last week and thought they’d be perfect for the black and white challenge this week. I took a few, processed them in Dramatic Black & White, and added frames (frame: Shadow II) in Photo Toaster.
These were shot in color and processed into black and white. When I first picked up a camera, a photographer friend, whose monochrome photography I adore, told me that all he ever did was shoot in color. He learned how to see a color scene in terms of the possibilities of black and white. (As a young photographer, he actually started by shooting in black and white–film–but came to enjoy the challenge of shooting in color for black and white.) For the most part, that’s what I do with all my cameras. But I’m beginning to dabble in shooting with various monochrome camera apps , especially MPro. I plan to post some of those explorations as well. Do you have a favorite app you use for black and white mobile photography?
Melissa, welcome to the challenge. Really enjoyed your set of images–truly fitting for monochrome. One and three are my favorites. By the way there is a new logo (check my homepage), because the title of the challenge has been changed to acknowledge those using Smartphones of all brands. Happy Phoneography Monday.
Hi Sally, thanks so much–and thanks for your visit. I like one and three as well. I changed the logo. Glad to see all mobile photographers are welcome. Happy Phoneography Monday to you as well–and thanks for creating it.
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Welcome, Melissa, and lovely photos. I don’t have any apps yet and my B&W photos have to be naturally that way for now. 🙂 One of these days…
Thanks, Janet. And you’re producing stunning photographs without the apps. 😉
Awww, thanks. I have to “cheat” on the B&W but so far I have enough for more weeks. 🙂
I look forward to seeing them. 🙂
These turned out great!!
Thanks! I think so, too. 🙂
Beautiful choices for this challenge, I’m glad you discovered them in time to post today.:) Lisa
Thanks, Lisa! Me, too!
You chose a great image to set the set 🙂 Taking pictures in the fog (or where I live the haze), can give very atmospheric results 🙂
Thanks! The first image is my favorite. 🙂 We have some spectacular fogs here and great landscapes in which to capture it. This is the first time I’ve taken my iPhone out to do it, though. I usually take one of my cameras. Haze is also great for those types of results. 🙂
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Beautiful shots. I think my favourite is the fourth, with the curve of the road, but they’re all great.
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My personal favorite is 4. You never know what’s around a corner, whether figuratively or literally. Well, unless you’ve been there and do know what’s around the corner. But something could have changed! Someone may be standing there!
…And there I go debating with myself again… Great work!! 🙂
And from what I’ve seen, photo #2 isn’t getting much love… Apparently people don’t like grass all that much.
Nice debate. 😉 And I’m glad to see #4 getting some love.
Guess I’ll have to give it. 😉 I actually do like that one. It prints out fairly nicely as well.