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I have always loved the visual quality of black and white photographs, ever since my college days when every spare session was spent in the darkroom tinkering with chemicals and papers. Now, I take them in colour and manipulate them in software. There are so many ways to take the colour out of a photograph that allow the tones to be manipulated to maxiumum effect, that it is rather more fun than the limits of taking it in black and white and having to settle for what the camera records.
The page is perhaps inappropriately named, as very few are actually just black and white. Some are left with original colour still showing and some are tinted.
Please see the Tutorials page for some of the techniques I used for creating these versions of the photographs.
Those I love
Live Music. See my live music portfolio for many more.
Rail travel from a different era; we live near a railway that runs steam trains as a tourist attraction and they keep the stations in a style in keeping to the era of the trains. I thought it appropriate to treat the photographs in the same manner.