Waiting for Summer

I have been shooting color for the last few days but I love some black and white and I love the Sony A58 as an amazing camera.  I shot this bench on a whim and then did some fiddling around in Nik Tools to get what I wanted out of it.  I am learning to edit in color first then do the final in black and white to get richer darks out of it.  For all the baseball fans out there I know the season has started, but this bench still has the empty feel of waiting for the boys of summer to come along and play.

Waiting for Summer
Sony A58, 18mm, ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/200

Out of the Darkness and into the Light

I admit to making this one creepy.  Normally I do a straight black and white but I figured why not play around with Silver Efx Pro and have some fun.  I liked how the image goes from darkness into light and I blew out the light on purpose to make it have the effect.  I have no idea whose grave it is, you can read a name if you are inclined.  The grave itself isn’t creepy for the record and the church itself is rather cool.  It’s the Zion Church of the City of Baltimore if anyone is inclined to shoot in the area.

Out of the Darkness and into the Light
Panasonic LX7, 24mm, ISO 80, f/8.0, 1/125