Black and White Photography

Photography is one of my passions and have been learning for a few years.

I normally shoot in color but black & white photography is always a fun challenge. It definitely tests my abilities and lessons learned!

With monochrome images, more attention is drawn to details such as shape, texture, lighting, angle, depth and the subject stands out from the background.

I’ve recently looked through my photo archives and found a collection of photos taken around my city, Montreal and I would like to share them with you!

Enjoy 🙂

Basilique Notre-Dame, Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

Notre-Dame Basilica

Paperweight, object

Crystal clear paperweight

biodome, biodôme, montreal, olympic tower, tour olympique

Biodome & Olympic tower

les chuchoteuses, the gossipers, 3 ladies, old montreal, bronze statues

Les chuchoteuses, the gossip ladies

sky, church, details, montreal, mont-royal

Church roof and clear sky

montreal, chinatown, pagoda, architecture

Chinese pagoda

montreal, chinatown, quartier chinois, building

Store in Chinatown

flags, international flags, montreal, display, olympic stadium

World flags

virgin Mary, vierge Marie, old montreal, vieux montreal, basilique notre-dame, notre-dame basilica

Mother Mary

olympic rings, anneaux olympiques, montreal, olympic stadium, stade olympique

Olympic rings

tour olympique, olympic tower, montreal, olympic stadium, stade olympique

Olympic tower

tour olympique, olympic tower, montreal, olympic stadium, stade olympique

Olympic tower

 montreal, olympic stadium, stade olympique

Olympic stadium

reflection, tour olympique, olympic tower, montreal, olympic stadium, stade olympique

Reflection of the Olympic tower

montreal, olympic stadium, stade olympique

Olympic stadium

lamp posts, lampadaires, montreal, notre-dame basilica, basilique notre-dame, montreal

Lamp posts at Notre-Dame Basilica

mural. rooster. ship, street art

Interesting mural near Blvd Saint-Laurent

winter, montreal, hiver, man with lawnmover, homme avec tondeuse a gazon, montreal, olympic stadium, stade olympique

Man making use of a lawn mower in the winter

montreal, le village, the village, mural, le bal masqué, masked ball

Masked ball

windows

Windows

xmas decor, old montreal, vieux-,montreal, décoration de Noël

Xmas decorations

Did one or many caught your attention?

Let me know!

All the best

K 😉

P.S: If you  have some b & w photos, send me the link! I’d love to see them 😉

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33 thoughts on “Black and White Photography

  1. Cindy N says:

    I love black and white photos (: Playing with the brightness and contrast of a photo on Photoshop or whatever editing software you have would really help your photos pop! The contrast that exists between the different shades in a black and white photo are stunning. I really love the use of pattern and texture in your photos. Great job!

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Thank you so much for your comment & tips!

      I could easily spend hours playing with Photoshop but I just resized the raw images, added a border and my initials and voila!

      I ♥ black and white photos too! It a classic look but really invites the observer to be an active participant.

      You do have a great eye for details!

      Thanks again for your visit! Send me link to your work or portfolio 😉

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Thank you so much Ardun!

      I decided to be bold & different 😉

      I’ve had some of those photos for years but it was time to show them!

      My camera is a Canon EOS Rebel XSI (450D). Takes some fine images!

      I’m looking to upgrade to a T4, later this year!

      Which camera (s) do you use? Your photos are stunning 😉

      • Ardun says:

        Well they are great shots!
        I’m using the Canon 60d. It is larger than the 450 but I don’t mind carrying it around. I just take a small tripod which seems to hold it ok. Grab some filters for your if you haven’t already, try a polariser and a graduated neutral density filter. They are a must for outdoor and travel photography 🙂

      • travellersoul76 says:

        Thank you so much for your compliment teacher!

        Coming from you is awesome 😉

        I’m always learning & improving!

        I don’t have a tripod yet as the camera is light but i might need to get one soon 😉

        I dream of owning a Canon EOS 5D Mark II! Have you seen it? Wow, just wow

        If you have more tips, advice, send it my way! I’m a good student promise 😉

    • Ardun Ward says:

      Teacher! Hardly my friend 🙂
      I have seen the 5d and wanted one too but I found that it is super heavy and loves chewing through batteries. I don’t think it is necessary for me at the moment as it would be too much of a strain to carry. Maybe when I get a job with National Geographic 😉

      It has a full size sensor which is the only major difference, which without getting technical can help with getting photos at a larger file size for large printing.

      My local print shop has told me the file size for the shots I get from the 60d are fine. Just make sure you shoot in RAW as this produces the largest file. The tripod is a must Kay especially if you want to start shooting at night (which I love) and need to keep the camera still for long exposures. I have read a lot of books where nature photographers love the rebel series and would rather spend the money and added weight on better quality lenses.

      That’s all for now young grasshopper 😉

      • travellersoul76 says:

        Interesting lesson 😉

        I figured the 5D is heavier and higher maintenance!

        Yeah you totally deserve to work for National Geographic…Wouldn’t that be grand?

        Oh I’ll get a tripod for sure! Still have to master night photography…need to learn the right settings on the camera 😉

        Thanks again for all the great tips!

        K 😉

  2. Sonja @ The {Happy} Travel Bug says:

    I like the Asian looking buildings and all the other architecture as well. But I want to be sitting on that bench with those gossiping ladies. They look like they are having a good time! 🙂

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Yes that pagoda is mysterious. It’s on top of a building and knowing how curious I am I will ask how we can get there…if at all possible! ♥ temples

      Oh those 3 ladies, the 3 amigas are hilarious! Since they are statues, you can actually sit on their lap and join their chat! mmm If they could talk honey….the things they’d share 😉

  3. Yahobahne says:

    I like the black and white. And all of the photos are spectacular. I especially like the man with the snow blower. You seem to have a very unique quality. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Thank you so much!

      Yes that vision was something ha ha.

      Actually i found out they use the blades to shave the snow to make ice smooth.

      Oh well sometimes old school is the way to go 😉

      It was really funny to watch.

      Thank you for visiting 😉

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