July 09, 2007

Black and White... A Day in New York City

Back in my college days, I bought the most expensive equipment for my hobby... a Nikon FM SLR camera. It cost more than USD$800 at that time... which was a lot more than what a starving college kid can afford. At that time, my love for black and white photography was more important than anything else! Anyway, that Nikon SLR camera is still stored in a box in my garage... it has been there for 2 decades now... think, I will endow it to the Smithsonian come the next decade.

Recently, I discovered that my already obsolete Nikon 2.0 MP Digital Coolpix has a setting for taking black and white photographs. Back in the old days, I would develop my own B & W's in the dark room but in today's digital age, it is a matter of tapping a couple of keys on the computer. So, I thought I'd give it a try.... I'd always preferred B & W to colors. There is something that B & W can capture in an image that color photography cannot. I think that contrasts, textures and even emotions are more conspicuous and better exposed in B & W.






Brooklyn Bridge












Jammin' in Greenwich Village













Do not leave your bicycle
unattended in SOHO








St. Grace Catheral




At the MET........




The Guggenheim








Seaport looking towards
Brooklyn Heights












NEW YORK!

NEW YORK!

2 comments:

terr@hungerhunger said...

hey u still have those skills...very good pics! didn't realise i was dressing like u in Macau, lol!

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

Oi! u still have ur talent/eye for good pics! i've 4gotten all the camera skills we learnt on tt course at U of M. would u recommend a Canon or Nikon DSLR? I'm covetting a Nikon for the prestige but am told a Canon is better...what do u think? N u know what? I think i subconciously dressed like u in Macau!