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The Black and White Cinque Terre

Being someone who has always loved photography, I am often to be found with a camera, and when I last went to the Cinque Terre in Liguria, I took my trusty DSLR with me.

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with black and white images.

There’s something about black and white I prefer over color.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe it’s because black and white photographs have more character.

Digital cameras are not quite as good as film cameras in the black and white department, and simply desaturated a color image does not always produce a photograph which has much life.

I’ve been experimenting with an application called Silver Efex Pro which is specifically designed to help digital photographers create more satisfying black and white images.

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Here is one image I’ve used Silver Efex Pro to convert into black and white.

Unfortunately the quality of images for web sites like this has to be downgraded quality-wise or else everybody will find this site loads ever so slowly and will wander off somewhere else.  To avoid quality problems, I’ve connected this image to my Flickr account, so you should see a good quality photograph.

Anyway, here’s something I cooked up earlier:

Cinque Terre House
Cinque Terre House

What about you?  Do you prefer black and white or color?

Italy is brimming with photo opportunities – they are everywhere and then some!

By the way, despite last year’s frightening flood damage, the Cinque Terre are open for business – just about all five of them, as you will discover, if you click on the link.

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