In reply to serkan m:
In reply to Boris R:
Monochrome, or black and white photography, as it is more commonly known, is a very underestimated form of photography.
It can be brilliant for enhancing cloud and sky photos, especially if you have a DSLR or bridge camera that will allow you to affix filters, especially when using a circular polarising filter.
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In reply to Mike B:
This theme is certainly from the dim and distant past,I think one reason we all took black and white way back when was because it could be developed at home with simple equipment and colour film was both expensive so buy and get developed.
Even my first "proper" i.d. guide by Peterson,Mountfort and Hollom 1954 edition £1-5 shillings in old money had a lot of b & w pictures in and very subdued colour in the others. Modern stuff is some much nicer to use. We 'ad it tuff in them days lol
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Black and white photographs are really elegant and beautiful. I like to shoot in black and white because it lends a certain timeless quality to the images.
I sometime use this Photoshop action to create the black and white effect
Here are some examples of black and white bird photographs that I like. noticed that ravens, swans and owls look great in black and white.
ThomasWolter , BarbaraALane, iankelsall1, kerttu, MAKY_OREL
The selective color effect looks also great on this type of photography. Especially for colorful birds like parrots.
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