Saturday, July 21, 2007

The key.
My eye is highly attracted to B&W. They just seem to go together. They evoke feelings of completion for me. Especially piano keys. So inviting. So exciting. So clear, stark, and reservedly beautiful. Black and white is intellectual I've noticed, yet every nuance of colored emotion can be created by these non-colored keys. Where is color, really? I love the piano.
I've also been accused of having only B&W viewpoints. Maybe that was a compliment, now that I think about it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree: a gleaming piano keyboard, with its infinite musical possibilities waiting to be summoned, is a beautiful temptation.

I don't know about black or white views... I must confess to being somewhat biased against them. But maybe one needs them to bookend and anchor the range of variation and sublety of thought in between?

21/7/07 4:51 AM  
Blogger jm said...

"bookend and anchor" I like that.

I'm interested in this. What makes the difference between B&W lovers and non. I originally wanted to be a black and white photographer, then I got into art films.

There must be some brain connection. I wonder if color receptors are in the same place.

21/7/07 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what about people who dream in color? I've heard that some people dream in black and white.

21/7/07 2:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Really? Dreaming in B&W? I want to know about this. I'll have to see what Google says.

"It's all black and white" means it's clear, easy to comprehend.

B&W in photography and film reveal value variations and capture light differently. Light and shadow are more pronounced.

21/7/07 3:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

A good experiment would be to take the same photo in color and B&W. I wonder what the pictures at the lake would look like.

Some of the pictures I post here were originally in color. OMG!!! The piano here is one of those. my version is more dramatic, but I cropped it too.

21/7/07 3:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I should post the before and after.

21/7/07 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's easy enough. It does have a more pronounced effect.

21/7/07 3:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Haha!!! Instant grats and enlightenment!

This is wonderful, joe.

OMG! OMG! Perfecto! That is gorgeous.
Yes more pronounced. The rock stands out way more. Different statement.
This is fascinating. Oooh I like it.

I need to get my photos into photobucket so I can do this.

21/7/07 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only imperfection is the slant in the horizon, caused by careless aiming on my part. :o/

21/7/07 7:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I like it like that!

Maybe you should be careless more often..:-)

21/7/07 8:08 PM  

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