I’ve added a new portfolio: Black and White.
It turned out to be more difficult than I thought. It seems that I have a lot of black and white pictures.
They fall into a few distinct categories:
- Digital pictures originally in color, but converted to black and white, often using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. Rarely digital images taken in black and white. The bulk of my black and white images fall into this category
- Color negatives and old prints, usually in color. Scanned and then converted to black and white, often using Nik Silver Efex Pro
- Black and White negatives. Scanned.
I went through a large number of negatives to come up with 20 for the portfolio. It wasn’t always clear to me why I had selected some for conversion and not others. I fear that often if I had a color image that I didn’t really like I would see what it looked like converted to black and white.
Going forward I’m hoping to be more discriminating with the images I choose for conversion. I also hope to take more black and white negatives.