Monday, January 5, 2009

Oddshots Monday > Snowy Abstraction


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Enjoy!

23 comments:

Aileni said...

What you might call a found image - Torsdag did similar, taking advantage of the weather. Works for me.

Lew said...

Nice shot. I really like the light source and how it is focused on the central part of the snow pile. I feel like I could reach out and touch the clumps of snow! Greetings from California. Linnea

Small City Scenes said...

Looks like a river of snow. Brrrr. MB

Catherine said...

What a nice game to play with light and texture of the snow. The result is incredible.

MaCoBra said...

Nice picture! I first thought it were clouds..

Julie said...

Snapper, is an image taken in B&W better in any way than an image converted to B&W?

Snapper said...

Julie, IMO a photograph made with B&W FILM is infinitely better tonally than a digital image. I don't know about conversions. Anybody else?

Virginia said...

Sorry, forgot to tell you how fab the light is in this photo. Oh my it's just gorgeous and I too thought clouds at first. Monochrome Monday....everyday's a monochrome day for you, right? :)

Daryl said...

Ita fresh whipped creme!

Clueless in boston said...

I like the bright center and the vignetting around the edges of this picture.

About b+w film being better than digital converted to b+w? I think film is still better, but converting a RAW image is pretty close and who would want to go back to film? Not me, and I don't think it is just laziness or the instant gratification but being able to take many multiples of pictures and not having to worry about the processing cost of paper and chemicals makes digital the champ in my book. This discussion is so reminiscent of cd vs vinyl for recordings. It will never go away and there will always be purists. I hope film never goes out of style or production, though it's too late for Polaroid film.

Bob Crowe said...

Holy cow, Ansel Adams is back with us. The tonality and light shaping of this is delightful. I will stand my ground on film versus digital, though. Not in the slightest trying to disparage fine black and white film photography like yours, but high quality digitals used with good lenses are now comparable to quality film shots, except maybe large-format. When shooting the maximum size raw file, my 5D Mark II has about the same degree of detail as a medium format film camera. Now I'll have to go out and shoot something as an example. On the other hand, maybe this is just an emotional defense of my favorite toys. Who knows.

Tash said...

Pretty amazing photo. Excellent in B&W.
I really enjoyed your pics around CDP of the best of. Great idea & many of my favorites are on there.

Marie-Noyale said...

Could be used for Skywatch Friday as a big Cumulus!!
I,too,thought of Ansel adams right away.

Julie said...

But you must be able to see in B&W by now. Not film vs digital. Not about that, as I have neither experience nor expertise. But should you shoot digitally in colour ... just in case. This way you have a colour version AND a B&W conversion. Or should you have the courage of your convictions and shoot in B&W ... Can YOU tell if someone has converted a colour image?

Z said...

A view from an airplane, that was my first reaction.

lynn said...

This is truly beautiful.

Hilda said...

If it weren't for your title, I wouldn't have known what to make of it! Very Odd to me, especially since we don't have snow here.

Katney said...

It takes the eye of an artist.

Snapper said...

Julie, yes I pretty much see in B&W since that's what I started on way back when. My digital camera has a B&W setting and that's where it stays most of the time so that my originals are mostly monochromes. Obviously, I do use the colour setting from time to time though and of course, everything shot with the Leica is B&W. I cannot tell when a digital image has been converted. Hope this answers your question.

And Bob, I've no doubt that your big RAW files rival medium format film, something my point-and-shoots are incapable of. But there is a certain "quality" to film images that I find very appealing. Not quality like one is better than the other, just how the images look to my eye, like the visible grain for instance.

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

Rich and interesting. Love your work.

Blognote said...

That is a very interesting composition!! Love it.!

BABOOSHKA said...

I use big Raw files converted to tif because work dictates I do, otherwise I would prefer to revert to film on a personal level. I am very late commenting on this, which is an astonishing image just to avoid getting caught up in the inevitable discussion as my words are often taken out of context. I had to shatter the illusions and romance of workaday photographers and photography this weak and it hasn't gone down too well.

Vivian said...

You were at the right time and place to capture this glorious art work of God! And I too get to view it...thanks to you!