As I mentioned in my last blog I have been away in Milan and took the opportunity to shoot a few images. When faced with taking images in a new location I like to find those things that are typical of the location but which might not be seen too often here in the UK. Architecture is often a good candidate for this but so too are general street scene. The scene here is probably common throughout many towns and cities across Europe, but not really within the UK, which is what first attracted me to take the picture. What caused me to notice this particular scene was that I had my camera set to black and white and was viewing the image in black and white on the back of the LCD.
This is one of those cases where the image in Black and White has a very different feel to colour. When I look at this in black and white I feel that I am transported to another place and time altogether but the colour version does nothing.
So the two points I am making a note of for the future are:
1. Look for the ordinary in one setting that becomes the extraordinary in another
2. Use the camera to examine scenes in black and white and don’t just rely on my eyes
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posted by rnwhalley December 10, 2010 14:47