Colors…to Black and to White

The photos in this post are not examples of photo journalism. They are arranged.  

The first photo is a macro taken through a vase of cut flowers.  What you are seeing are the leaves and stems in the water. The orange background was created by placing a freshly picked pumpkin directly behind the vase…and waiting for the sun.

The second photo is based on a photo taken along 101 near the Sonoma-Marin County Line.  In this instance, I ran the photo through post processing reducing the colors to two.  It dramatically changed the impression created by the image–from a dead tree on the horizon to a possible movie poster for a B movie horror film. Perhaps something like The Creature From the Hills?

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California
101 (Sonoma-Marin County Line) 

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California


2 thoughts on “Colors…to Black and to White

  1. Please continue photographing…your black and white is eerie — is’t that “photojournalism”? The first one I call “stems, leaves, and ‘Petal’ luma”!


  2. RE the B & W–technically, no. It is not photojournalism given the alteration I made in the lilghting and colors in post production. I suppose it might be called photo illustration 🙂


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