While excited to see this week's theme, I had a bit of trouble deciding on some photos. I have struggled along my photography journey with Black and White conversions. I am a bit picky about what makes a black and white photo look good, and have certainly wavered on how to best achieve the results I love. The truth is....everyday, along with some really amazing shots, I see poorly converted Black and Whites, and I study them in an effort to understand what makes a GOOD conversion, and what doesn't. I have yet to figure it completely out, so I am excited to peruse the photos entered this month, as it will give me plenty of images to ponder upon.
After MUCH deliberation, I have decided to enter the following photo of a sweet little newborn. I have always loved this shot, even though some may not. For ME, it sets forth the image in my mind of a little hungry bird, craning his neck in TRUST that mama (or Daddy) will provide. It warms my heart.
For the first time, since I ♥ Faces has launched, I am also entering a photo in the Adult Category. This photo of my friend's, 18 year old son also speaks to me. It could be the fact that it was a concept I "dreampt up" and it came to light, that draws me to the photos in this set, or just the fact that it seems to capture HIM. Regardless...I love it.
Do yourself a favor and head on over to I ♥ Faces and check out all the great BLACK AND WHITE photography this week.