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Garden Steps | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Garden Steps | G Dan Mitchell Photography Steps follow a curving path down an incline at the Portland Japanese Garden.Garden Steps. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Steps follow a curving path down an incline at the Portland Japanese Garden.Although it seems odd to me now, this is one of those photographs that I “left behind” at the time I made it. I no longer recall whether that was a matter of becoming distracted by something else…

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Symmetry by Kirsten Bruening – Black & White Photography Article

Symmetry by Kirsten Bruening Kirsten Bruening is an amateur photographer and lives near Cologne. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and she spent many years exploring analogue photography. After a long break of fifteen years, she returned to photography. She loves black and white photography in nature, portraiture, and wildlife. She believes nothing can convey more expression to emotions and beauty than the play of light and shadow. She plans an extra-occupational study in photography and wants to…

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Friday, 10th July, 2020. – Black & White Photography Article

Friday, 10th July, 2020. There were so many excellent photos posted last week that I had great trouble choosing only six!These were from Follygirl (Survivalist), Taken For Granted (Locked In), Kitty Par-TAY (New Fake Plamt), Where the Wild Things Were (Dog Walk), Jutta.K. (One to break ranks), and rupam (Curved). Click the links above or the photos themselves to view them full size – it’s worth it … This is only a snippet of a Black and White Photography Article…

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Métascope Unis France | André Ruiter Stereoscopy – Black & White Photography Article

Métascope Unis France | André Ruiter Stereoscopy A Métascope multi-view table stereoscope for viewing 45x107mm glass stereoviews by Unis France, one of the trademarks of Mattey from Paris.The Métascope is one of the stereoscopes from the very extensive product range of Albert Mattey. A catalog from 1936 shows a varied collection from simple stereo viewers to advanced multi-view devices. This extensive catalog is interesting because the popularity of stereoscopy was waning in the 1930s. Mattey sold its products using different…

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Underfoot – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Underfoot – Monochromia Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven Underfoot © Steven Willard Of everything I saw this day, this was the most interesting. Olympus Pen F with Lumix 15mm lens, processed in Snapseed. Please visit my blog https://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com.   Like this:Like Loading… Related July 6, 2020July 6, 2020 stevenjwillard Tagged Black And White Photography, Monochromia, Olympus Pen F, Panasonic 15mm f1.7, Steven, Steven Willard 4 Comments This is only a snippet of a Black and White Photography Article written…

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Orchid – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Orchid – Monochromia Orchid One forgotten post. This was the post I thought I’d posted last week. This new WP editor played a trick on me. Apologies to Joe whom does such a great job on this site. Anyway here it is a picture of one of me favourite flowers. taken with……Nikon Z6Borrowed Sigma 105mm macro f/2.8 Ver.1PP. Silver Efex Pro II Like this:Like Loading… Related July 4, 2020June 28, 2020 kilted1 Tagged Black And White Photography, David, David…

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Friday, 3rd July, 2020. – Black & White Photography Article

Friday, 3rd July, 2020. These fine photos were posted last week by Elke (Von meinem Balkon), Debbie (Time to unfurl), tomthebackroadstraveller (Clouds), KlaraS. (ulica Solna, Kołobrzeg, Polska), Linda (Glen Burnie Bugs), and Lachezar (Hairdressing). Click the links above or the photos themselves to view them full size – it’s worth it … This is only a snippet of a Black and White Photography Article written by Dragonstar Read Full Article

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Jean Agélou Erotic Stereo Photos – Black & White Photography Article

Jean Agélou Erotic Stereo Photos Jean Agélou was a French photographer who is known for his erotic photographs. His photos were used for French Postcards that were very popular in the early 20th century, but he also made stereo photos. In my post about Jules Richard’s Atrium collection, I showed a French Postcard with a photo signed by Jean’s brother George Agélou. However, Jean was the photographer who made the most erotic pictures and George was mainly concerned with business…

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Monochrome Madness – Looking back – Fine Art Photography Article

Monochrome Madness – Looking back With what is going on I’m still not comfortable going out so I thought for Monochrome Madness today we could spend one post looking back at an older one. Though let’s be honest, I’m sure there will be more like this. This is one that was taken around the beginning of 2016 and around the time I was really starting to get into long exposure photography. Though let’s be honest, I’m sure there will be…

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Out Of The Past – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Out Of The Past – Monochromia For those of you who have no idea what film noir is, the movie, Out Of The Past is one of the best examples. Think guns, dames, and hats. Noir’s visual style had its roots in German expressionism with dark, rich blacks and vibrant whites. For my money, the best writers were Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon) and James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity). Cain did uncredited…

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Fujinon GF30mm f/3.5 R WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography – Black & White Photography Article

Fujinon GF30mm f/3.5 R WR first look preview – jonasrask|photography Oh my how the world has changed since my latest blogpost. It seems like forever ago, when in reality it was just 4 months ago. CoVid19 pandemic is still running its course, and things will not be back to normal anytime soon. My day job as a healthcare professional has of course been taking a lot of my time these past months, but that has however gone back to normal.But…

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Futile – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Futile – Monochromia Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven FUTILE A gate is a futile effort without a fence Olympus OMD EM1 MkII with Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 zoom, processed in Snapseed. Visit my blog https://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com Like this:Like Loading… Related June 29, 2020June 27, 2020 stevenjwillard Tagged Black And White Photography, Landscape, Monochromia, Olympus OMD EM1 Mk II, Snapseed, Steven, Steven Willard, Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 Pro Leave a comment This is only a snippet of a Black and White Photography Article…

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Stéréocycle by Bazin & Leroy – Black & White Photography Article

Stéréocycle by Bazin & Leroy Since my acquisition of a Stéréo-Panoramique and a catalog from 1913, I have a special interest in the photography products of Lucien Leroy. So I really wanted a Stéréocycle and this week I found a beautiful model, complete with bag and 24 plate holders.The Stéréocycle was introduced by Charles Bazin and Lucien Leroy in 1897. For a brief introduction to the designers and their company’s history, I refer to my post about the Stéréo-Panoramique Leroy.…

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Urban Scene from Pandemia | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Urban Scene from Pandemia | G Dan Mitchell Photography Vehicles and an old house in PendemiaUrban Scene from Pandemia. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Vehicles and an old house in Pendemia.Our world, and welcome to it. For the great majority of us, normal activities have been put on hold, including our regular trips into the natural landscape to make photographs. Some possibilities are opening back up — I’m hoping to visit redwoods and the coast before too…

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Carl Zeiss Jena Stereoscopes | André Ruiter Stereoscopy – Black & White Photography Article

Carl Zeiss Jena Stereoscopes | André Ruiter Stereoscopy Today, Zeiss lenses are known for their high optical quality. The company has a long history and at the beginning of the 20th century it also produced stereoscopes. I recently added a rare Carl Zeiss Jena stereoscope to my collection In 1846, Carl Zeiss started the company that would become Carl Zeiss Jena. At the beginning it was specialised in the manufacturing of microscopes. Over the years, it distinguished itself in optimising…

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Monochrome Madness – A still lily – Fine Art Photography Article

Monochrome Madness – A still lily Yes, I think I will keep doing Monochrome Madness and today I have a still lily for you. I took it the other day while I still had the macro lens from Fujifilm. Is it just me, but I always think of Robert Mapplethorpe when I do images like this. His are better, but I do love to try. A still lily One of the things I’ve been doing a lot is setting everything…

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179 – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

179 – Monochromia   That was his or her number. Each miner took this token with him each shift and returned it after each one . That way they could check if everyone was out of the mine. If you forgot to deliver your token you were made to walk from the mine back to the town and return the next day. Even in winter. The guide told us you only did this once and never forgot it again. Nikon…

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Ernemann Cameras Dresden | André Ruiter Stereoscopy – Black & White Photography Article

Ernemann Cameras Dresden | André Ruiter Stereoscopy Ernemann was a renowned German manufacturer of photographic and film cameras from Dresden. During the company’s lifecycle it produced a wide range of high-end cameras and accessories.In 1889, Heinrich Ernemann formed together with Wilhelm Franz Matthias the Dresdner photographische Apparate-Fabrik Ernemann & Matthias. Matthias left the company in 1891 and Ernemann continued the business activities alone. From 1899 the company was called Heinrich Ernemann, Aktiengesellschaft für Camerafabrikation in Dresden. In the beginning it…

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Trinity Church – Monochromia – Black & White Photography Article

Trinity Church – Monochromia Trinity Church, Milton, Connecticut © Steven Willard I don’t think one has to be religious to appreciate the design of Trinity Church located in the hamlet of Milton, Connecticut. Designed by architect Oliver Dickson, construction of this Greek Revival church was begun in 1802 and completed in 1826. The church houses an organ that was installed in 1823, making it one of the oldest in New England. Olympus OMD-EM1MkII with 12-40mm f2.8, processed in Snapseed. See…

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By way of contrast, it’s black and white. » Gale Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

By way of contrast, it’s black and white. » Gale Photography Sometimes an image works in black and white.  When we say that, most of the time we are really talking about an image with many shades of grey rather than just black and white.  This post is about images with just those two tones.  I’ve used Photoshop with all these images to take away the colour, reduce the range of tones, and give a huge jump in contrast. I…

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Zeiss Ikon Stereoscopes | André Ruiter Stereoscopy – Black & White Photography Article

Zeiss Ikon Stereoscopes | André Ruiter Stereoscopy Two Zeiss Ikon hand-held stereoscopes for the 45×107 and 6×13 formats. The magnifying lenses of these stereo viewers offer a wonderful viewing experience. These are the workhorses I use to view my stereoview collection. The Zeiss Ikon company was founded in 1926 and was a merger of Ernemann, Goerz, ICA and Contessa-Nettel. The driving force behind the merger was Carl Zeiss Jena. This company was the main shareholder but was not part of…

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Rassawek today – Black and White – Black & White Photography Article

Rassawek today – Black and White People are busy. In the fog of current events bad things are happening. Help stop this one, James River Water Authority’s attempt to push the Monacan people out of history… The Army Corps is seeking public comments until midnight tonight, Sunday June 7, 2020 Please write to the Corps and tell them you do not support this project and ask them to choose an alternative pipeline terminus that does not destroy Rassawek.Email your comments…

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Friday, 5th June, 2020. – Black & White Photography Article

Friday, 5th June, 2020. This week I have sad news.  RobertN has passed away because of COVID-19.  I have copied the following from his blog. “I regret to inform you that on May 30, my father died at the hospital, Robert Nicolaescu died of coronavirus infection. There, while he was being treated for epilepsy, he was left to suffer by the nurses, always complaining that he didn’t care and didn’t help them at all, but he helped the other patients as…

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Carte de Visite ∽ Woman with Vérascope – Black & White Photography Article

Carte de Visite ∽ Woman with Vérascope The Carte de Visite, abbreviated CdV, was a type of small photograph which was patented in 1854 by the French photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri. It was usually made of an albumen print, which was a thin paper photograph that was mounted on a thicker paper card. The size of the photo was usually around 6 x 9cm and they could be produced inexpensively. The Carte de Visite wasn’t very successful in the…

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Friday, 29th May, 2020. – Black & White Photography Article

Friday, 29th May, 2020. These are from tomthebackroadstraveller (Rusting in Black and White), Elke (The Weekend in Black and White), Follygirl (Baumperlen), SchlinkShots (Kolmannskuppe), NatureFootstep (Oak), Lachezar (The morning newspaper), Jutta.K. (Etagere), magiceye (Over the top), and rupam (Tranquility). Click the links above or the photos themselves to view them full size – it’s worth it … This is only a snippet of a Black and White Photography Article written by Dragonstar Read Full Article

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Heag XV stereo camera by Ernemann – Black & White Photography Article

Heag XV stereo camera by Ernemann The Heag series of folding cameras were produced between 1900 and 1926 by Ernemann from Dresden. The abbreviation Heag stands for Heinrich Ernemann Actien Gesellschaft. Most of the cameras in the Heag series were designed for glass plates. The cameras could be completely folded so they were easy to carry and the lenses and shutter were protected. The Heag XV was produced between 1911 and 1925. The camera was available as a “normal” single…

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Friday, 22nd May, 2020. – Black & White Photography Article

Friday, 22nd May, 2020. These were posted last week by Rob (Summer in the city), kwarkito (… mais il y a toujours quelque chose qui m’échappe), Pictografio (Side entrance to Loitz House), Taken For Granted (Cowboy and Dog), KlaraS (Lopuskiego), Debbie (Evening walk in Lisbon’s Alfama), Linda (Goose), czoczo (Brunnenhauschen), and klara, Brussels (Sculpture). Click the links above or the photos themselves to view them full size – it’s worth it … This is only a snippet of a Black…

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Glass plate negatives from The Great War – Black & White Photography Article

Glass plate negatives from The Great War I found 21 glass plate negatives with stereo images of the First World War. The slides provide an interesting insight into the mobilisation of the French army during the first weeks of the conflict. The collection is special for two reasons. First, the glass plate negatives are numbered and the numbers correspond to location, unit names and numbers and dates written on the storage boxes. This makes the collection interesting from a historic…

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Friday, 15th May, 2020. – Black & White Photography Article

Friday, 15th May, 2020.  I’m sorry I was so late visiting you all last week.  I had very little time for my computer.  I’ll do better this week! Sending healing wishes to RobertN who is in hospital following a stroke. These were posted by tomthebackroadstraveller (Not Much Color), Follygirl (Early morning walk), Mascha (Springflowers), SchlinkShots (Venice), Saša (Virje Waterfall), Elke (Black and white), Lachezar (Auckland Art Gallery), rupam (Postcard from Koya Kujia), and magiceye (Ageing). Click the links above or…

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Advanced Masking Class | BWVISION – Black & White Photography Article

Advanced Masking Class | BWVISION ONLINE ADVANCED MASKING CLASS – INFO AND SIGN UP PAGE*EDITORIAL NOTE JUNE 16, 2020* The 2 classes are already carried out but due to popular demand I’m going to do a 3rd session on June 28, depending on how many will attend. This 3rd session will have a slightly different setup. You can add your name to the form below to be added to the waiting list. Scroll down the page to see some testimonials…

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