Photography

It is said we dream in black and white.

I have a recurring dream- that I am in a black and white darkroom watching an image appear as I gently stir the paper in the developer with tongs.

Photography taught me so much about the nuances of light- its amazing power to expose and illuminate. Shadows weren’t just dark empty spaces, but had the ability, with proper exposure, to add detail and composition.

I never grew tired of watching an image appear. There was science involved, meter readings and timers, but there was also magic… the magic of a moment when eye and light and film and paper all came together to produce a lasting and tangible impression of what should have remained just another memory tucked away in the recesses of my brain.

Instead, there it was in my hands, put in a frame, adorning my wall.

I have mentioned to my family numerous times I would love to have my own black and white darkroom. That dream is on my bucket list. I can see it now, complete with a line of string dangling overhead to hang my photos.

Guess I do dream in black and white.

The black and white photos below were taken with a Nikon D7000 and a Tamron 18- 200 mm 1:3.5 macro lens. These are digital images I edited into black and white through iPhoto.

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8 comments on “Photography

  1. Azeem Javed says:

    Nicely taken shots. . . .can u mention the camera ?

    • Thank you Azeem! These photos were taken with a Nikon D7000 & a Tamron 18-200mm 1:3.5- 6.3 Macro lens. I will be updating my photography page over the weekend with some new photos, and will include this information on my update. Hope you will come visit again. Are you a photographer?

  2. dmwlewis says:

    Looking forward to more photos

  3. Awesome images! Love that B&W!

  4. Rexie says:

    Danese,

    Lovely shots you have got. Love the tree and the spider and B&W make them look so fabulous.

    Rex.

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