2017 Peach Blossom Black and White Photos

Hi everyone! This is the last post of 2017 and I don’t know were the time has gone. For this post, I wanted to share one last set of photos I took in 2017 that I converted from color to black and white. These photos are of the peach blossoms I took very early this year. The colored version of the peach blossom photographs can be seen in a post I wrote here.

Here are the photographs…

Editing these photos was fairly easy. They converted to black and white without too much fuss. In fact, the only thing I needed to do was adjust the contrast before they looked the way I wanted them to.

Although editing the photos was easy, I realized some of the flowers are blurry. I don’t know why I never noticed how blurry some of the photos are, but I noticed them now.

Well, this means it’s the end of my 2017 posts! I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season and a very happy new year!

Thank you for reading!

Black and White Desert Photography

It’s the last week of 2017 so before the year ends, I wanted to make two more posts about photographs I took in 2017 that I converted from color to black and white.

Looking through the photographs I took this past year, I found some photographs I took to test my then new Cannon camera. I talked about them in a post called New Camera and Desert Test Photos that can be found on this blog here. I wanted to take a few of them and convert them to black and white just to see how they would look like.

Here are the black and white photographs I converted of the animals…

These are the ones of the flowers…

And finally, here are the converted photographs of the saguaro blossom buds…

Overall, I’m happy with the way the photos converted from black and white. I have a few critiques about the photographs, but they are about the close-ups and the angle I took the photos. There isn’t very much I can do to change that except try harder next time I take photos in the spring.

Well, that’s about it! Thank you for reading!

April 28, 2017 Cactus Blossom Color and Black and White Photographs

Hi everyone! I’m back with some more black and white photographs, this time they are ones I did not post here before. I found them while searching for other photographs I took this year, but when I realized I never posted them. The photographs, which are of a saguaro blossoms and saguaro blossom buds, looked nice so I thought it would be a good idea to post them before the end of 2017.

Since I never posted the photographs online, I decided to post both the colored version and the black and white converted versions. I also will not critique the way I took the photographs and how that influenced the way the black and white conversion like I did with the Arizona Renaissance Festival photographs. Continue reading “April 28, 2017 Cactus Blossom Color and Black and White Photographs”

2017 Arizona Renaissance Festival Black and White Photos

Hi everyone! In my post about converting the color photos I took at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum into black and white photos, I talked about wanting to converting more color photos I took this year and convert them into black and white photos. While looking through the photographs I took in 2017, I found the photos I took at Arizona Renaissance Festival photographs. Even though I didn’t take a lot of photographs at the Renaissance Festival that I believe I could sell as prints on Society6, I still wanted to try converting the color photographs into black and white just to see how they would turn out.

All the photographs I converted to black and white are my “good” photographs from my two trips I took to the Renaissance Festival in February 2017 and March 2017. Even though they are my “good” photographs, I critiqued the way I took some of the photographs I took because I could recognize things I can improve on when I take photos in the future. Continue reading “2017 Arizona Renaissance Festival Black and White Photos”

2017 Boyce Thompson Arboretum Black and White Photography

Hi everyone! Christmas is coming closer and so is the end of the year. I need to admit, I’ve run out of ideas on what to talk about in the final weeks of 2017. I already have plans (Or a half of a plan) on what to talk about in 2018, but I do not want to talk about them until January. So, as a filler, I’m going back into my old photographs I took in 2017 and have some fun editing them in Photoshop.

This post is about the photographs I took at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, which are color photographs, and convert them to black and white in Photoshop. I did this for two reasons: First, I wanted to post and sell the black and white photos in my Society6 shop and secondly because I wanted a print of a black and white photograph I could hang on my wall. I couldn’t find one I liked a lot, so I ended up making my own!

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