For those who may have missed a few posts months back, I went through a phase of trying to master...or at least make some decent black & white images. Photos that were more than just one click of the button in the photo processing program - 'convert to black and white'. One day last week while out in the field I pulled out my piece of junk cell phone and took the picture below. This is naturally after I re-educated myself on how to take a picture with the phone. I never use the darn thing. Yesterday I finally got around to pulling the tiny little card out of the phone and download the picture. This is a pretty darn good picture I think. It has the full range of tones from white to black, sharp and detailed. Why should I agonize with the Nikon DSLR and my photo processing program for black and white pictures?
The last time I took a picture with the cell phone was right after I got it back in Dec. 2010 and took this picture while playing with it. I was impressed then. Think I should use it more for black & white photography.
Just don't tell anyone. We'll let everyone think I use my Nikon and a fancy $$$ lens for the great black and white pictures that will appear on this blog.