Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Black And White #6



These two photographs were also taken when we were sitting on the Melbourne Causeway and waiting on the Space Shuttle Atlantis to launch.

This family was enjoying some leisurely fishing, and their hard shadows in the intense sun begged to be a black and white photo.

I added the second one to show you how intense the sun was last Friday. The way it overpowers this photo was just how it felt to try to see the shuttle launch which happened about 90 degrees to the right. Most everyone had a hand up to block the light from the left. Sunglasses only helped marginally.

It was a beautiful day and a spectacular launch despite the sun's trying to upstage the shuttle.

8 comments:

Lori said...

Those shots are beautiful. Very artistic! That's so cool that you saw the shuttle launch. I've always wanted to see that in person, so I loved seeing your photos here. Great shots!!

photowannabe said...

Great decision and the composition reall tells a story. You have a good eye.

Ben said...

My dad liked fishing and I was often with him. This bring that memory.

Anna said...

Great B&W's John. I love that you caught this family moment.

Moi said...

it's not called the sunshine state for nothing :)
the family shot is endearing :)

Joel Reynolds said...

Cool shots, man. I loved your Rolling Stones pics! So interesting!
Joel

John Roberts said...

I like the silhouettes of the people fishing. What says "summer" more than this?

CG said...

Beautiful photos. They really work so well in B&W.