Yes I do know that it’s Valentine’s Day. But the images I’m posting today were all shot with B&W in mind. Like the image above just said B&W to me. I asked this gentleman if I could snap a couple of quick shots of him and he said sure. But color wouldn’t have done this shot justice. The image would be better if he were looking at the fishing hole (that was the image I had in my mind) but when I ask someone to take their image I don’t always like to tell them how to pose as well.
Jeanne suggested we drive over to Mt. Carmel and look at the river from that vantage point. When I’m biking I sometimes stop there (on an in town ride.) I like to sit on the bench and watch the river traffic and maybe have a banana or just some water. It looked so different today. It’s hard to make out that is the mighty Mississippi. Although the temperature was relatively mild there is no doubt we are still in the clutches of Winter.
Then Jeanne and I took a drive up to Ball Town yesterday afternoon. I had intended to go earlier but just didn’t get things done at quickly as I should have so we didn’t head out until 4:00 pm. The good news was the sun was turning a softer light. The bad news was we were losing the light pretty rapidly.
I got some reasonably good images, which I will post later this week. But today I wanted to concentrate on black and white so those are the images I’m posting today. The shot above is of a rusting old horse trailer sitting in a field of snow all around it and looking abandoned. It caught my eye as it is representative of our disposable society. It evoked a lot of thoughts as I was taking some images. I know, I know it’s just an old horse trailer. Perhaps I was just in a cerebral mood. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a great weekend and that the week ahead is full of enjoyment and satisfaction. Happy Valentine’s Day and be careful out there.