Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Black and white to come

I'm still going through color photos to turn into black-and-white to see how they come out. For the most part, they're better than the ones I've put up so far.

I'm starting to see that a lot of the stuff I've shot in the past three and a half years since I went with a digital SLR looks pretty good in black and white. Some of it doesn't, of course. A sunset works best in color, you know. As long as the river is up and there's not much new I can shoot, I'm going through the archives to see what I already have and what I can do with it.

Black and white, part 3

Here's one of the old Midland boats that I rarely saw on my part of the Ohio River, despite its name. This is the City of Huntington as it enters the old locks at the Gallipolis Locks and Dam.

This was scanned from a print from the 1980s. The scanner was set at low resolution.

Perhaps I should have left the boat in color and put everything else in black and white. These boats need the red that the 1980s color scheme of the Ohio River Co. gave them.

This reminds me: Does anyone know of an online list of boats in South America that once operated on North American rivers, listed by new name and old name?