I’m almost a bit shy about doing this again – I’m not that good at it, which last week made obvious, but I so want to get better, and I think forcing myself to do it will help. So, here it is:
The color photo is one that I like for emotional reasons, but I see all sorts of technical flaws. Some of those flaws are just yuck. Some of them help to create a dramatic feel to the photo – shadows and light kind of stuff. It really was just a snap I took off the cuff while walking around a facility holding the baby and my camera – no planning went into taking this photo at all. If I had planned, I would have diffused the off-camera flash. As it was, I just went over, turned it the right direction and snapped.
So, I wondered what would happen if I converted it – would the flaws be less glaring? Or maybe the flaws would just help with a dramatic impact? Or maybe it would just be a photo that I like because it’s me and the sweet little baby, and I really enjoy that baby. So, here is the black and white result:
So, there you have it. I converted, and although I think it is far from perfect, I’m not so unhappy with it that I’m going to die of embarrassment.