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Aspirations in Black and White by Lois  Bryan


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I’d like to dedicate this image to two very special artists, David Bearden and Steve Harrington. Both are amazing artists and both have shown me how to appreciate the beauty of the black and white image. I’m usually all about color .. the more the merrier … but under the influence of these two gentlemen, I’m learning.

The subject of this image is the capital building of Pennsylvania, located in Harrisburg. Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens. Tinkering and texture added in Photoshop CS4 and CS5; some playing around in Capture NX2 and Camera Raw.


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    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    great work
    first thought it was Paris or so

  • Thank you, Syl … this city has some truly beautiful architectural examples … I really enjoyed my visit there.

    – Lois Bryan

  • Martin Dingli
    Martin Dingliover 1 year ago

    Great view,and a very nostalgic look.

  • Thank you, Martin … yes, when I grew up color film was pretty expensive, so my childhood is in b&w. Also, this was before color tv. So color has always fascinated me and b&w leaves me cold. But I’m learning to appreciate it more and more. Glad you enjoyed it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Lovely image Lois …

  • thank you, Tom!!!!! It doesn’t compare with your castles and cathedrals, but it is a beautiful structure!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 1 year ago

    Superb work, dear Lois. Great b&w tones. I, also, love colour, but isn’t it fascinating to try and achieve a satisfying b&w image. x

  • Thanks so much, Agnes … yes I love trying new things. Never satisfied for long with one subject or process. I’m finding that the b&w images that I appreciate are the ones heavy on geometry and line as with this one. Good, interesting architectural images in b&w seem to draw my eye. But not much else, LOL!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture and treatment.

  • Hi Bunny!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    I have been on these steps before. Lovely b/w version of the capital building.

  • So glad you approve!!!! This was me going out on a limb, lol!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lou-Garew
    Lou-Garewover 1 year ago

    I’m a huge fan of black and white, and this is fabulous! Keep ’em coming, Lois!

  • Hi Lou!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    Striking in black and white, great lines and textures!

  • Hey Celeste!!!! Thank you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 1 year ago

    Stunning work, Lois..!

  • Thank you so much, Adri!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 1 year ago

  • thank you, Chris!!!!! Much appreciated!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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