Monday, February 6, 2017

Black, White, And Panoramic

Before getting into Winterlude, I have something different today. Looking at my Google notifications a few days back, I found a number of my shots from different times had been given a number of different treatments. I liked them, so decided to use them to give myself an extra day before my Winterlude series starts. We start with two different seasons at the National War Memorial.


And then we have panoramic shots; two shots from my trip in late December to the Museum of History in Gatineau combine to include the exhibition wing and a look across to Parliament Hill.


The second panoramic shot is from last winter, combining images of the Rideau Falls and the Ottawa River.


The Falls from that same time looks quite different rendered in black and white.


Black and white also gives a different tone to the Rideau Canal and skaters, seen from a perspective on the Pretoria Bridge.


And I finish with this different take on the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. Tomorrow we get ourselves started with Winterlude. I've already taken a lot of pics, and it's only been the first weekend.

28 comments:

  1. I really like the black and white photos!

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  2. The black & white photos are quite dramatic. They could be from any decade.

    Happy Monday.

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. It is nice to see the black and white on occasion.

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  4. I love the black & white winter shots, William.

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  5. @Linda: me too.

    @Marianne: they work well.

    @Janis: thanks!

    @Janey: I don't often photograph in black and white.

    @Jan: as do I.

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  6. i like the changes google makes with my pictures sometimes...these are nice, i really like the black and white ice skaters!

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  7. I love playing with photos to change their look. The ice skaters is my favorite.

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  8. Love the B&W photo of the canal with the skaters.

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  9. We have many options to try on photos and some like these make it interesting.

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  10. Some beautiful work here, William. I'd love to see more like these. As you know, I'm fond of fooling around with my photos, too.

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  11. love the 2nd shot with all the colors. or the last shot ... i think you call your Parliament ... i am having short term memory loss? finger crossed i am right. giggles. yeah, i went back and i was right. happy dance!! it makes me think there should be a bell tower there? ( :

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  12. @Tanya: I was pleased with the shots, and I did need an extra day to get going on pics. Now, if I can get three posts prepped and written today, that's a good head start on what's to come. I expect I'll have Winterlude shots into March.

    @Sharon: it has an old fashioned sensibility.

    @Marleen: so do I.

    @Red: every once in awhile I like playing around with the settings on my camera directly.

    @Lowell: it's fun!

    @Beth: yes, it's Centre Block in the last shot. The Chateau Laurier features in the background of the first two shots though.

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  13. All good William but my very fav, and it looks brilliant in black and white is the skaters on Rideau Canal taken from the bridge .

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  14. William, that photo of the skaters looks like it could have been taken in the 19th Century. Excellent!

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  15. These are beautiful photos William. Your commenter, Catalyst, above, had the same thought as I did on the photo of the skaters on the Rideau.

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  16. The black and white photos look awesome, they are so dramatic. The skaters on the canal is incredible and my favorite. Nicely done.

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  17. I like that shot of the skaters too even though I usually prefer colour pics.

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  18. We all like the skaters especially - my favourite too.

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  19. @Grace: the skaters seem popular!

    @Catalyst: it could have. There's nothing standing out in the shot that feels modern.

    @Pamela: I was pleased by how it looks in black and white.

    @Bill: that one has really made an impression.

    @RedPat: I tend to go for colour as well.

    @Jenny: it's a popular shot, it seems!

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  20. William, the black and white approaches really grabbed my attention. Especially the first one and the skaters (though I'll bet if you lightened it up a bit and boosted the contrast, it would be even more special).

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  21. The black and white shots really pop and I like the panorama, too.

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  22. I love, love, love black and white photos.

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  23. Well done. Great photos of Ottawa!

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  24. They're all great, but I like the second one best!

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  25. Black and white is really wonderful. I don't experiment with it as much as I used to and did enjoy this series, William.

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