As I said in my post on Sunday, Rich doesn’t often alter his photos beyond cropping and a bit of contrast enhancement. But occasionally he will dabble with Black & White, as was the case after our trip to Italy (among other places) in 2010.
In each of the following photos, we felt something in the original colours distracted from the subject, so I got Rich to convert the offending articles to Black & White. Although sometimes he didn’t go the whole way. And since it’s Italy, arches abound!
Courtyard of the Palazzo Publico (the town hall), Sienna
The Colosseum, Rome
In the flat, overcast light, the colours of the crowd’s clothing draw the eye too much, and for some inexplicable reason make the photo look like it dates from the 1970s! (click here for more photos of my visit to the Colosseum)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Pompeii and Vesuvius
Yet again, the colourful group of visitors right in the centre of the photography was too intense, but the more subtle hues of Vesuvius and the sky were quite pleasant, so Rich converted the foreground to Black & White, while leaving the background alone
And if that’s not enough for you, there are now three Jaspa’s Journey novels to enjoy as ebooks! Perfect for Kids 8 – 80!