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Black and White

Black and white photographs taken by Gary Allman. You’ll also find tinted, duotone and spot color images in this group.

Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture (black and white)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (black and white) [6 pictures]

Crystal Bridges Restaurant – ‘Eleven’

We chose to visit on a record breaking day for the museum. I think that helped with these pictures taken in the restaurant. [8 pictures]

Twentieth-Century Art

Unfortunately this gallery was closed. It made up for it by making a great picture though.

The Bubble

I couldn’t get the camera to brace for a long exposure in portrait orientation (I’ve since worked out I need to rotate it until the eyepiece is against the wall / corner, which is a bit awkward to use). So… Continue Reading →

Sappho – Alone in the crowd

Art galleries and museums are often dimly lit places. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is no different, and working in the dark provides challenges and rewards. I came to Crystal Bridges hoping to be inspired, I was. I wanted… Continue Reading →

Late Night Self Portrait

I’ve not taken a self portrait in a while – so it is time to redress that situation.

Armadillo Belt Buckle

During our Fathers’ Day weekend visit to Jim and Carol’s, Jim asked me if I wanted a belt with an armadillo Buckle. well, actually I’m pretty sure he said arma-dildo but we’ll gloss over that. Much to my surprise the… Continue Reading →

Jim’s Pickup – Black and white

Jim’s short wheelbase, 400″ block, 1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale Pickup, just back from the shop after a new paint job. [8 pictures]

Flower Frog

I had not heard of the term ‘Flower frog’ until a few weeks ago when one was suggested by Ginger as a good way to store / hold / display fountain pens, whereas normally a flower frog holds the stems… Continue Reading →

Hibiscus – Black and White

When I noticed the sunlight dappling the flower I decided to take the picture, no matter how twee hibiscus flower pictures are. Thinking about it; for a better shot I should have got the sunlight in the background behind the… Continue Reading →

Blue Glass Porsche

It’s been over a year since I got my Fujifilm X-E2s camera, and thus far I only have a couple of complaints. The first is that I didn’t buy it (or the X-Pro2) long, long ago. The second is that… Continue Reading →

Calm Center (Three)

Thirty-four years ago I sat here trying to imprint this place in my memory so that I could carry it around with me, and use it as a ‘calm centre’ for my mind in the years to come. That was… Continue Reading →

Commercial Road, Portsmouth

Vacation Day 2 – A quick visit to Commercial Road

Southsea Beach

Vacation Day 1 – The flight out, a walk to the beach, and beer. The flight arrived early, immigration was a breeze, and our bag was one of the first on the carousel. So we had to wait for Robert… Continue Reading →

Lanie in the 1930s Dodge “Humpback” Panel Van at Busiek

Lanie joined me for a short hike on the Yellow Trail at Busiek. We went off-trail a bit so she could see the old panel van. In total we hiked four miles, nothing strenuous. But it was a warm 82°F.

Smoke, No Mirrors – Reprise, Black and White

One of the very first photographs I took when I bought my first digital camera. I’ve always liked this image, when I decided to re-visit the picture I also produced this black and white version. Fawley Oil Refinery, Southampton Water,… Continue Reading →

How many old cameras do I need?

This is not a serious attempt at a picture, I was just pointing my camera at things in my office late one night. One of the cameras, a No. 1A Autographic Kodak Jr. is nearly 100 years old – which… Continue Reading →

Root

Black and White picture, with some of the leafy clutter removed. The roots of our two backyard trees occasionally break the surface. When they grow too high the mower trims off the top, producing these interesting patterns as they try… Continue Reading →

Big Fish – The Black & White Selection

I love black and White photography. It’s my prefered medium for portraits. But most people expect color pictures so now-a-days I tend to go with color and make the B&W copies for myself. Color is especially expected with the theater [15 pictures]

Terry

Sometimes the picture you end up with isn’t the picture you thought you were taking.

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