Day 77 – Palm Shadow

I’m starting to resonate on thePalm_shadow idea of doing a virtual gallery show on my mission pictures all in bla
ck and white. I did not go in thinking in black and white but many of the images, such as this one really work better that way. I also have some from mission San Diego that could be included. But in order to avoid stealing my own thunder that means you probably won’t be seeing any more mission pictures here. This, by the way is at Mission Santa Inez in Solvang and I was really most intrigued by the shadow of the palm tree though the window is nice too.

Day 76 – Mission Bell

Mission_BellI just did a webinar on black and white processing so of course I had to find something that would benefit from experimentation. This mission bell from Santa Inez filled the bill. I added a lot of detail to bring out the texture in the stucco and also some contrast which helped show the detail in the bell and iron work. I’m think now maybe I should have cropped a little from the upper right corner to improve the composition but overall I like it and would definitely hang it on my wall.

Day 69 – Window with Benches


I’m just starting the process of sifting through the images from my trip to find and process the keepers. This one is from Soledad Mission, shot on January 26. It was processed in Topaz Black and White Effects using a coffee toned treatment. I think there is going to be a show on Missions but do I do it now or wait and see what I get to see in Texas in a couple of months?