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Time to get back to images! This time I will show you for images of Lisbon in black & white.
Why black & white? I love color, and usually shoot in color, but sometimes the light is too cumbersome or I need extra power for my subjects to stand out. Black & white provides me that. I’ve started seriously shooting in black & white in Myanmar and more recently in England for some landscapes and around Portugal too.
With today’s technology is quite easy to transform a color image to black & white, you only need to click a button on your favorite processing software. However, if I’m already thinking in black & white, I just activate this mode through the camera menus as it’s much easier to see if what I have in mind can provide a good result. That said, if you regret to shoot in b&w there’s no problem as the camera saves all the color info and for example, if using Lightroom, the image will open in full color instead of b&w.
These first two images were taken on two different days, both in the morning, the first after and the second before sunrise. Hazy days are perfect for black & white, as the first image shows. I overexposed the image and bumped the contrast to create this effect. The second image is of our classic Vasco da Gama bridge, over Tejo river.
These next two images were taken at my local metro station. The first is part of the structure, the second was down there while one of the trains was arriving.