Flickr member Flat Ivor took this great, almost panoramic image on a road in Peckforton Estate, Cheshire, UK with a Fuji X70.
My flickr contact Roy Savoy posted an excellent image from the women’s march in New York City.
My flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp took this shot of dunes covered with a rare snow on the Dellenback Trail on the Oregon coast with his Fuji X70.
My flickr contact eoh_mit posted this fantastic monochrome of the Sussex coast off the southern UK taken with his Canon 6D.
PetaPixel has a nice post by Jeff Meyer: 6 Black and White Photography Tips for Monochrome Enthusiasts.
#1 and #2 are things I’m doing now with my Ricoh GR:
1. Shoot RAW + JPEG
I do this now and use the JPEGs as visual templates for processing the RAWs. Occasionally I’ll use a high contrast JPEG as is because I can’t come close to what the GR is doing internally in Lightroom, like these: Needle ice.
2. Look for Contrast, Shape and Texture
This is seemingly obvious and simple but it’s not and it takes a lot of practice. This is why I have the LCD on my Ricoh GR set to either regular black and white or high contrast black and white, even if I’m just shooting a single RAW file. I want the camera to help me find that visual contrast and shapes and the LCD is quite helpful for that.
In time we can learn to see it on our own but early on it’s useful to set the camera up to help.
The other advice in the post is useful as well. It’s a short read, well worth taking the time for.
Flickr member DigitalClickr posted this excellent picture of a millstone (the stone used in a flour mill) with a gnarly tree, taken in the UK with a Ricoh GRD III.
Flickr member Jane posted this excellent monochrome reflection taken in Paris, France.
Flickr member Philippe Perellos posted this fantastic monochrome image of what looks like a butterfly or a moth on a flower. Wow.
Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. I’ve been discombobulated enough lately that I forgot to unload my camera on my last outing in Los Angeles a week ago.
It’s not a good sign when you take some pictures and forget to unload them from your camera. No doubt this happens to all of us but it’s bothersome to catch one’s self forgetting.
I do like this image and I remember taking it (thank god).