Sunday, October 21, 2007

Black and White #19

Vista 1

Parking lot lamp post at the library.

One day at a local park, I came across the scene in the first photo. You can barely see it, but there is a small placard right behind the bench, and it simply reads "Vista 1." I had to laugh, because although I love Florida in many ways, the word "vista" is not what I have in mind when looking upon a grassy field with scrubbly looking pine trees as a backdrop; to me "vista" is for when I'm seeing something grand like the ocean or a mountain scene.

I had taken a break from work and went for a short walk in this park near work and although it was after 3pm, the sun was still pretty high in the sky. Not great for photography, but great for de-stressing from work for a bit. So I worked with it for a good while in Elements, and ended up liking this contrasty black and white version best.

I like the symmetry that the centered bench and hand rail add to the photo.

The second photo is a set of parking lot lights that I posted a closer color photo of the other day under the title "Invaders From Space" because of the spaceship looking upper part of the lights.

This austere, crisp metal contraption set against an unblemished blue sky seemed that it would be another good candidate for conversion to black and white. I like it a lot too.

And, since it's Sunday, that means that on my other blog, Least Significant Bits, I have posted my usual Sunday Picture Post. Go check it out.


Chad Oneil Myers said...

Love the alien ;)

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful B & W.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

No John, "vist' reminds me more of the 'now-adays'not working microsoft 'Vista' program, not a place..... I like our black and white photography as usual John... Very well done..:)

HI!:) Missed you too,
I am back from my short trip to South of Italy, thanks for 'not forgetting me' I posted an overview of pictures from my holiday , soon more... Have a great sunday!!!

Greetings JoAnn:)

CG said...

I love this second view of the "alien"! I had to laugh at the "vista" :)

KMF said...

nice shot

Kerri said...

I have a soft spot for B&W pics. The bench is my favorite. Nice job!

photowannabe said...

Great alien an i agree that its not my idea of a vista but a good black and white shot.