Black and white is a format I don’t explore often enough. I always shoot in color and then convert in post-processing, but sometimes it takes someone else’s eye to point out that a particular shot might be intriguing in black and white. I like the moodiness and edge that a black and white treatment gives to a photo, but to use it is not my first instinct because I just love color so much.
A few of my favorite black and white compositions taken with my Olympus E-620.
Stacks of books - Barnes & Noble, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Fogged-in pier - Lake Susan, Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Cameron balancing on a building ledge - Downtown Minneapolis.
Times Square at night - New York City.
My nephew Gavyn with Grandpa Windholz.
Railroad crossing on Highway 13 - Savage, Minnesota.
Surf City Pier - Huntington Beach, California.
Viewing "Frank" (Chuck Close, 1969) Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Movie Theater on University Avenue Columbia Heights, Minnesota.
Dance students - Chaska, Minnesota.
© Jennifer Alys Windholz, 2011