As I develop along the path of my photographic journey ( I hope ), I find myself transforming my approach to taking a photograph.
There are many times when I simply go out and record a scene, and this is fine. More often than not, I sometimes look at a scene, and the end result starts to develop somewhere in the nether regions of my mind. I don’t always journalise this, and this is probably not smart of me. However, I tend to remember every photograph as well as the conditions in which they were taken. More often than not, I even remember my frame of mind at the time of the shoot.
This afternoon, I was at someone’s home. My daughter had gone for a workshop on papier-mache, and this was being run for underprivileged children. As I sat there, I noticed the light forming shadows on the wall. The fruit was hanging down, and when I shot, I imagined the picture in black & white. If I was shooting in film, I would have used ISO 50 film (except that you don’t get it in India).
I processed both the colour and black & white versions with a deep contrasty look, to mimic what I had in mind. Both are not bad, but the B&W version tends to bring out more of what I had in mind.
I used a Nikon Coopix S9500 for this picture.
So, that is the colour version.
And, the black & white version is below.
Pick one, if you will.