I love being an amateur hobbyist photographer. I have no deadlines, no clients to impress, no “look” to achieve, no rules to follow. I am able to enjoy this, purely as a hobby, and at this point in my life I am so enjoying my learning.
I spent this past week doing a lot of self-teaching specifically with regards to low light photography and black and white processing. I’ve been so inspired by this series, and particularly the interviews with Sarah Wilkerson and Melissa Gibson. I’ve never preferred black and white to color, but after seeeing some of these ladies stunning images, I’m starting to admire the beauty in a well done black and white. They are just so moody and emotional!
So on a particularly dreary day this week, I decided to put my new knowledge to test on Big Zoom’s second birthday present from my sister. He loves this Radio Flyer bicycle to death. It has yet to see real action on the streets because we haven’t gotten a helmet for him, but he spends plenty of time “riding” it around the living room/dining room/kitchen/family room. Thank goodness we have a house with an open floor plan.
We’ve had a few sniffles and a hacking cough over here this week so we’ve been laying pretty low. Thomas t-shirts and bike riding made the time pass quickly.
I’m quite pleased with how these, my low light + black and white images have turned out. And they fit perfectly with the Still Life theme on my Project 52 challenge.
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