Monday, July 2, 2007

Black and White #9



On Saturday, Lovely Wife and I ran errands, bought furniture, and in general wore ourselves out.

We went to the old downtown Melbourne, Florida area to eat lunch at Meg O'Malley's and this consignment store was across the street and they had all kinds of stuff out on the sidewalks and the insides of the store had every kind of household item that you could think of. Old flour sifters and dishes like our grandparents and great grandparents had; furniture, and also totem poles and this incredible carved piece of wood.

The face was carved into a root system of a small tree that had been pulled up and dried (I guess) and I tried to convert it to black and white and to give it the look and feel of seeing it at night under the light of a bright full moon. It's funny how some photos are black and white in your mind before you even press the shutter button.

The totem poles were all bunched together in the very back corner of the store, and although the color version looks really good too, I liked this high contrast black and white version a bit better.

9 comments:

Bob-kat said...

I love love love these photo's! I particularly like the totem poles. The contrast of the black and white really works well!

photowannabe said...

Perfect choice. Black and white tells the whole story. Great job.

Moi said...

from the riot of colors on bell peppers post to these BnW images.....U seem to excel at them all, John :)
and the totem poles left me smiling..their long faces with those expression made my Monday :)

Mike said...

I really like the top one. Someone imaginative did the carving and you took it one step further with the black and white.

The totem poles look great in black and white too, my preference of the subjects though is that top one.

Joel Reynolds said...

Very cool! Great contrast!
Joel

lv2scpbk said...

I really like the totem poles. Love the black and white photo on these.

Chad Oneil said...

Love the totem shot!

isabella said...

So...did you buy the totem pole?

JAM said...

Isabella, no, we didn't buy any totem poles that day. We were about to go buy some furniture and were already nervous about spending money.