This month’s revisited will be short and sweet in narrative. March was a great photography month filled with all sorts of subjects. At the moment, though, Spring is knocking a bit harder on the door. The forecast-ed full day rain did not come to fruition. Instead, there are blue skies and some clouds and it is 50 degrees. It is time to get out of the house and go for a walk, a drive – something.
Here are my favorite March 2013 shots converted into black & white. Happy Saturday all.
Revisited – February 2013 hot out post processing. Lots of shooting this last month – love it. There was even an album I didn’t seem to get around to processing. That hardly ever happens.
…there is no question in my mind.
Revisited – January 2013
Going back and reviewing what you have done for a period of time; in this case, month to month, can be a gratifying exercise. I fully believe that you cannot chart a future course without continually studying and reviewing from where you have come. Isn’t that the quest we are all on with some aspect of our lives…be it a hobby, our health or some other aspiration?
Ever since I started this blog, each month I have gone back and reviewed my shots for the month. I call it revisited (category/tag). I typically pull the photos I especially like the most and often do a black & white conversion (Silver Efex Pro) on those I think would be a prime candidate. Other times I will apply a color treatment (Color Efex Pro), dabble with faux HDR/HDR or other treatments/techniques. Sometimes it is a simple adjustment to the composition. Cropping an image can present it in an almost entirely different way.
It is one part fun and one part self-critique. If you do not attempt to acquire a deeper understanding of what you are seeing/photographing and how you are presenting it to the world, as your art, what is the point then? Just going through the motions is not enough. Without examination and review there is no growth or betterment or your craft.
December, the close-out of 2012, was another slower than normal photography month. I had some favorite shots to covert to B&W and others to post in color non-the-less. A short and sweet.
Audrey focusing on a squirrel
Audrey looking out the window monitoring the squirrel activity in the yard
November was a very slow photography month. It’s that time of year…already…again – holiday season and all that goes along with that. Busy Busy Busy.
Plenty to see and do though; no excuse really to not commit some imagery to pixels.
Splash of Color
I guess it is right over there
Another wonderful photography month. Per usual, here are some of my favorites from the past month converted to black & white.
Revisited is an opportunity for me to look back at the previous month. Black & White photography has always been a passion of mine. Each month I look back and pluck some favorites shots from the catalog to covert to black & white (or vice versa on occasion).
To put the month into baseball terms, you could say I had 13 at cameras this month, .433 average – not my best, but certainly a good month. It certainly seems like I was out shooting more than that. I discovered two days of shooting that I had not processed nor posted. Cyndie and I were all over the place – points around MN, WI and ND. It guess it was an eventful month.
Here are my B&W conversion picks for September 2012.
August was a better-than-wonderful for photography. I was fortunate enough to shoot 20 of 31 day of the month. I spent lots of time on the water kayaking and that certainly boosted the photography frequency. I did a fair amount of shooting on my commute from Red Wing to St. Paul. A couple of sunrise shoots added to the tally as well.
Here are some black & white conversions of some of my favorite photos of August.