03 May 2011

Black and White Wednesday

A friend of mine sent me a power point presentation of amazing animal photos.  The artist/photographer's name is Nick Brandt.  He uses sepia and black and white in a really good way. 

I wondered what my animal photos might look like using the same technique.  Here is one example.


Here is the color SOOC version from last summer. (You had to know these weren't recent, look at that sun!)


The result is a very different look.  Not sure I love it, but I like it enough to keep it in mind with future wildlife photos.  I may never get to the skill level of Mr. Brandt, but it's a good goal to try.

More wonderful Black and White Wednesday photos here.


M.E. 

8 comments:

texwisgirl said...

hmmm. i prefer the color version because giraffe color is just so gorgeous, you know? :)

i've used sepia in a few landscapes and one dog portrait.

Marie said...

With the right subject, I like the sepia photos better than colour - it adds a different dimension to the picture and you aren't "distracted" by the colours. The giraffes are ideal - their beautiful patterned coats look so striking.

Evelyn said...

The 2 on the right look like they might topple!

Inger-M said...

They are both interesting, but I think I prefer the colored one. The first one has that nice "old post card" look. But the giraffes' beautiful beige and browns stand out nicely against the vivid green background. It's fun to play around! :-)

Janis said...

I am leaning more towards the color one. I like to use B/W n sephia on portrait pics.

Ashley Sisk said...

I love this shot in black and white - so cool!

andrea said...

I really like the shot in black and white.

Linda Makiej said...

Lovely photos!! Happy top have found you to follow!!