Weekend Wanderings – Taking the Colour Out of the Ordinary
Yesterday my daughter had to go into the city to pick up a text book for her first class on Monday at Uni. She wanted me to come, which meant I would want to take photos. I have taken photos in the city so many times over the last few years and I never get tired of it. I thought that I would take them this time of nothing specific, but just the city doing what the city does, so to speak.
I wandered around the streets, watching what was going on and took photos of it. I knew before I went into the city that I was going to make all the photos B&W, so that was an interesting thing for me. I had to think about what I thought would make great B&W images.
It was interesting photographing the mundane, in some ways. The things that we see every day as we walk around the city. I did add some architecture as well, and tried some things.
Initially I started with the 50mm lens. I know so many people love the 50mm, but it just isn’t wide enough for me, and I can’t fit enough into the frame. I think I should have opted for the 35mm. I have a friend who has that one and it is her favourite.
I never tire of how much you can fit into the frame when using the 14-24mm lens. I love the abstract nature of these images. I am not sure B&W is good for them, but it does make them more abstract.
The state library had something going on, beanbags on the grass and coffee shop out the front. I didn’t really look to see why, I was too busy taking photos of it all.
So today’s images are all B&W and they go from the mundane, to the ordinary, to some great architecture. I am going to put them all into a gallery for you. I am off this morning to teach my second class in Eltham. Great group of people, I am looking forward to teaching them what I know about Landscape photography.
Here is a gallery for you. I also wanted to let you know that the watermark in each of the image was done with the Mass Watermark software, so easy.