Our project was to produce Black and White pictures. Our experiment was to discover the best way of doing this. Should we use the black and white function in our cameras? Would any image work in black and white? The result was some very interesting pictures, and the realisation of what would and would not work. There are three pages of pictures, in random order.
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First some experiments. Sonia took three pictures of the same scene on a bright and sunny day. This was taken using the sepia setting on the camera.
This was a normal colour shot.
And now black and white setting on the camera.
And finally the colour image converted to B&W using Photoshop Elements.
Sonia: These white narcissi were taken against a black background in natural light. In Elements, the flower heads were selected and excluded from the change to black and white, thus preserving the yellow stamens.
Marthe: Bird on bird-feeder, taken in colour, converted to B&W.
Gillian: This picture of a tram works well in Black and white. Original in Colour.
Alister: Princes Street Gardens - the white bird just gives the finishing touch!
Ingrid: Swan - we liked the effect of the swirling water. Colour photo converted to B&W using Picasa.
Carina: Strong contrasts made this image work.