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A Walk Around Town

This is something I love, but rarely do. Walk and grab random shots around town. Usually it’s something that gets my interest, but not always.

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Charleston SC – Click To Enlarge

For me the idea is to see what has been captured when the images are processed later. A million years ago I would try this with B&W 35mm film. Developing was a pain, and cost too much so a lot of the randomness lost out.

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Charleston SC – Click To Enlarge

I’m old school so when shooting like this  I try to set my camera to monochrome before I start. This helps me with light and texture when I review images while shooting. If I find something after for color it’s always in the file anyway.

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Charleston SC – Click To Enlarge

Ellen and I both went for the scene above at the same time. As expected the photographs came out totally different. I developed the  above using an Agfa ISO 400 film filter. If I were to match this to an old 1969 Central Park shot of mine the look is so similar it’s amazing.

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Charleston SC – Click To Enlarge
Cooling Off In The Fountain - Click To Enlarge
Cooling Off In The Fountain – Click To Enlarge

The beauty of digital black and white is you can process / develop the photograph using one of many different filters to have the look of traditional B&W film from vendors and film long gone.

 

 

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