Sunday, December 6

Rocco & Me


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My buddy isn't happy about cameras, even on - or maybe especially on - timers.


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OKAY Andreas (see comments).... Here's some wisp of color... sigh.... I hate to break too much with tradition... why, the entire foundation of my political philosophy would shimmy, huh? Enjoy...

9 comments:

Andreas said...

Nice image. Personal, intimate and ... b+w :)

Hmm ... history, even the world is coming to an end. Apocalyptic riders, Mark Hobson doing shallow DOF and Ted Byrne going b+w. Soon the sun will darken and the sky will fall from the heavens :)

Jan Klier said...

My dog is the same way. If I have the camera out in the house, he's hiding in the closet. Something about the camera that freaks him out. The only other trigger for his behavior is there's a lighting storm & thunder. I guess the two are somewhat related :-)

Jan

Ted said...

Thanks guys... and yeah, Andreas, you caught me.... This is VERY unusual for me. I don't think I've ever posted a monochrome. So many years in a wet darkroom left me with little passion to return to a colorless space. Besides, I think that black and white has a melancholy feeling from the start which is hard to overcome... But sometimes a touch of melancholy can be just the right condiment, huh?

Anonymous said...

Ted, I love this! Why not B&W, now that you've been away from it for so long. It's refreshing! I like B&W, sepia, duotoning, etc, as well as color.

And if, as you posted over at TME, you invite people to diddle around with this image, how about allowing us to start with your original color one?

I feel that if I start to diddle with your B&W version, it'll just get grungy and grungier.

Flo

Ángel Corrochano said...

To then it seems me that the black and white one is perfect.

Warm greetings

April said...

ahhh, I really like the "whisp" of color.

Even as it heightens the contrast, it draws me into the warmth of your embrace.

Andreas said...

This is a very different image, and color is the least of the differences. Actually I like it even better in pure B&W :)

April said...

I started to write: "If the intent is a seasoning of melancholy, then I have to agree the pure b&w conveys that most strongly."

But... Doesn't melancholy also involve a feeling of romance? Things which might pass or be lost. Hence, I find the touch of warmth more suggestive in the here-and-now.

Debra Trean said...

hmmmm a b w image from YOU....wow..... I love this it is very touching and very telling...