I’ve really been enjoying playing with colors on a lot of my shots lately.  Here’s one I took while out with Heather today.  I intended to leave it as Black and White, but I couldn’t help my self.  

This technically isn’t even monochrome, but rather two tone.  The blacks have a slightly red tint while the mid grays and whites have the greenish cast.  

I find it amazing how much a little bit of color can alter the mood or feel of a photo.  

Anyways, I hope you all enjoy!

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Here’s a first for me.  The above photo is a composite of six (6) individual handheld shots overlooking Paris.  I processed it as black and white so that you could see the bands/borders between the photos (haven’t yet learned how to avoid that, along with other issues, more on that another time).  If I had been able to upload the full sized image it would be 180MB large, 18,598 x 2435 pixels, and be printable at over 10 feet on the long side.  

I think I’ve discovered something to use my tripod for!!!  

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Here’s a shot from the other day in Paris, behind Notre Dame.  The street musician on the right was one of the best I think I’ve ever heard.  Even so, hardly a soul was bothering to stop and listen on this beautiful day.  The Blue Collar with the headphones and his head down trying to block out his surroundings was no exception.  

This sort of scene has become all too familiar in Paris.  It’s unfortunate, really.  After 15 minutes I dropped in what change I had and thanked the man.  A tired, gentle smile and an eyes closed, nod of the head was given in return.  Never a break in the music.  A beautiful day.

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