Monthly Archives: February 2011

Visualising in black & white

I was due to meet some friends in London a week ago, and thought I’d get there early and take some photos of whatever appealed to me. It was a grey wet day. Flat lighting. Great reflections and refractions. In the afternoon the rain stopped and the puddles dried up so I was left with the dull flat lighting. It didn’t seem lightly that I would get any photos, especially as conversation can be a distraction from photography, but I was wrong. The practice I’d had in the morning had some momentum into the afternoon and I got a couple of satisfying shots in Richmond. The dull light had made it a lot easier to visualise in black & white:

Railings, Richmond Hill

Circles, Richmond