Going through my notes . . .

I’ve been reading and summarizing my notes from the workshop . . . lots of stuff to process. I still plan to write a summary of sorts, but the task now looks more daunting than I first thought. Not just the volume of information, but also the scope and breath of it. 

Mind you, I won’t duplicate it all here; just touch on some general points and give my impression of the workshop.

However, not now. Now I need a break. 

On my last post I put up this photo:


A comment was made about turning it into a B&W offering. I think I can do that . . . in spades.


As a first effort, it holds its own. However, I wondered how it would look with a bit more contrast, a bit more punch.


I thought this pretty good as well but then wondered if it was, perhaps, too “in-your-face”. Something with a sepia-like tone might fare a bit better in the eyes of discerning B&W connoisseurs. 


Then, my mood turned dark . . . 


. . . and darker still . . . 



I got to thinking that perhaps the butterfly photo . . . 


. . . might also benefit from a B&W treatment. Perhaps something in contrast to the bright colors of the butterfly.


Once again I contemplated adding more punch.


Maybe a bit cleaner lines and less grain?


Maybe a bit more contrast while punching up the shadows?


And then, suddenly, I felt blue . . . 


Some will point out some photos are just not suited to B&W treatments. I will counter with this:


That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


Note: if you are not reading this blog post at DisperserTracks.com, know that it has been copied without permission, and likely is being used by someone with nefarious intention, like attracting you to a malware-infested website.  Could be they also torture small mammals.


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14 Responses to Going through my notes . . .

  1. oneowner says:

    C&H cracked me up. A great way to start the day.


  2. Ha! I love Calvin and Hobbes! :-P And I often nap in a tree waiting for dinner! ;-) :-P
    WOWZA! These photos are so cool with the different effects you do-ed on them! (Sorry for all my technical language! :-D )
    Especially love the sepia ferny leaves and the blue butterfly!
    HUGS!!! :-)


  3. badfish says:

    How very cool…all the various edits! I like the first punchy B&W best. I also LOVE your caveat at the end of your post about “crime.”


  4. No wonder Calvin sees the world thru a distorted lens. ;-) (But I still prefer your color photos – and, generally, all color photos.)


  5. colonialist says:

    I am amazed, again, at how many variations there are in ‘simple’ black and white.
    Calvin’s father likes leading his son into hopeless confusion, and messing with people’s minds generally.
    I take it that you do not enjoy comments thanking you for leading anyone into religious epiphanies?


  6. AnnMarie says:

    Mother stopped by my desk as I was contemplating what to comment, so she said to just say I agree with the first, second, third, fourth and fifth follower! So that’s what I just did.

    But I need to add that the fern sequence shots are . . . are . . . wait, I gotta go to Thesaurus.com . . . OK, got it, . . . they’re astounding!

    And the second B&W butterfly shot is extraordinarily sharp!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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