Chicago 2008 in Black and White

My earlier post documented my visit to Chicago’s millennium Park and the Navy Pier.

It was an enjoyable afternoon full of color, shiny stuff, water, boats, and buildings. Did I mention color?

Well, here’s the funny part . . . lots of that stuff also looks good in B&W.

. . . strangely enough, not so much the Crown Fountain.


I mean, it’s not bad, but it doesn’t do much for me. The only fountain shot that works for me is the one late in the day . . . 


On the other hand, I knew The Bean was mostly going to do well in B&W because I’d done a few previous conversions of it.




Even so, some of the shots are better than others . . . 



I also thought this turned out pretty good.


Mind you, all of the photos were treated as a batch with the same post-processing B&W treatment. 

I could probably go through and do better by some of the photos if I tweaked them individually. I’m doing other things, so perhaps that’s something for a future post.

A few of the water and Navy Pier shots are also OK in B&W . . . 




I thought these next three are pretty good in B&W because of the details.




I’m only showing a few, but all of the photos can be seen in the SmugMug Gallery HERE. Readers can also click on the photos in this post for a larger view.

Anyway, here’s a few more of the B&W conversions I like.





I do want to show two different B&W versions of this next photo. I like them both, but they impart a different feel to the scene.



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