Thursday, March 16, 2006

Sunset in B&W

47 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Shot this one last year with that cheap Kodak B&W that develops in color chemicals. That roll turned out well. This was about ten minutes before sunset. It was a fairly long exposure, as you can tell from the burst of the sun. Long for a direct shot into the sun, that is.

Minolta Maxxum 7000 Kodak C-41 B&W 1/250 f-22 Shutter Priority I think I used the Sigma 35-135mm zoom lens

Now, regarding yesterday's photo. My new van is a Toyota Sienna -- seats eight, just in case. The headlight is filthy now. I live on a dirt road and deep in the woods. The dust, birds, and tree pollen covers my van (not too many garages in the south here in America). I washed the van every weekend down at the carwash last summer. It would get so dirty by time I drove home up the road and driveway, I quite that after two months. Just a waste of my time. I still keep the inside cleaned out weekly, the kids make a mess every time they get in.

8:32 AM  
Blogger jj said...

love this tone of the light...the bright morning sunshine

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely sunset shot, the long exposure has given it a great look.

9:26 AM  
Blogger H.O said...

I love natures photo like this especially use to B&W film work.
Nice ! :)

10:02 AM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Interesting! There two shots in one, the horizon seems to be dividing the photograph into two halves, and each of these halves would make amazing 'stand alones'. Very simple, yet so very elegant. Me likes!

10:23 AM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Oh, and thanks for adding my blog to your list. I hope I can live up to your expectations.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous noon said...

lovely, I don't often see a sunset/rise in B/W so this made a really nice change!

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Seth said...

Great shot. I really like the long exposure effect on the sun, it worked out well.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous PaulB said...

Cool shot, great composition.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Very nice! You don't normally see black and white sunset photos, but this works very well!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

First time I see a sunset photo in B&W, I would never expect it would look so nice, beautiful :)

12:01 PM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
Very isolated moody feel in what looks like a sombre and solitary place.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I like this micki! Really pretty use of the black and white for a scene usually shot in color.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

It has caught a beautiful moment, the ByN has left brilliant.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Very nice. Unexpected radiance for a B&W of a sunset.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous evans said...

Nice shot. Very peaceful.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Gorgeous shot. Simple and effective.

2:22 PM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

Nce silhouette, nice reflection, nice B&W, nice tone and hues!

2:42 PM  
Blogger samcam said...

I did not know a sunset would look this beautiful in b&w..

2:59 PM  
Anonymous BobC said...

It's very nice to see a sunset in BW and this is really quite nice. Good one.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

This image has a great composition, the sharpness in the foreground balances the vignette type effect of the sky. I also think the star effect of the sun is real good too.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

this is really nice. just goes to show that it's more about the photographer than the equipment, huh? the composition on this is what really makes it work for me, and i love it in b&w!

3:33 PM  
Anonymous owen said...

thanks for the recent comments on my site. This picture is wonderful. Such gorgeous light.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous odi said...

PERFECT!

4:59 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

Wow!!! it's really beautiful in B&W!!! it looks like some kind of dream!!! I love it!!

5:34 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Nice to see a sunset in b&w, makes rather a change.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous dave said...

I like this in B&W Micki - you normally see sunsets shown in colour, nice to see something different..cheers :)

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Jide ALakija said...

I can almost see a nice circular band in this...it's lovely. Well done Micki!

6:52 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice contrast of light and shadow...great impact of the strong hilight...i like it:-)

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anil said...

I find this very dreamy and surreal...yes...it does look very good in b/w!

7:06 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Awesome sunset!

7:07 PM  
Blogger Duane Bong said...

Very nice flare control! Would love to see this one in red-orange colour (not retaking it, but erm... photoshop?).

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Nice shot Micki.

9:08 PM  
Blogger bp said...

Simple n Nice, GreaT Job.:)
And I like the way u tell the stroy for each single shoot.

10:24 PM  
Blogger bp said...

Simple n Nice, GreaT Job.:)
And I like the way u tell the stroy for each single shoot.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous idreaminred said...

wow thats an amazing black and white shot. i love it! thanks for the add on your links section!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

An interesting subject for b/w. Looks great!

12:13 AM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

a very nice shot here Micki, well done, the sunset looks nice in B&w

2:15 AM  
Anonymous david said...

this is lovely; it appears so tranquil!

4:30 AM  
Blogger Sidney said...

A very beautiful shot! There is a nice aura...Excellent!

4:55 AM  
Anonymous jeremy said...

very beautiful, like a book cover or something the way it evokes timelessness through being bw.

4:57 AM  
Blogger askme2flashU said...

Very nice Micki, really like this one a lot. I've never shot B&W. Done some PS conversions, but not the same. I may have to give it a try. Great post.

5:09 AM  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Nice capture, Micki. You make a sunet feel ominous! Incredible composition.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Budi said...

this one is the craziest :)

11:11 PM  
Anonymous andy said...

Excellent black and white sunset. Very tranquil!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Abe said...

Incredibly beautiful!

3:22 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

Beautiful Micki. You should experiment more with the black and white you really should.
Phil

5:10 PM  

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