But I Don't Do Black & White!

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  1. KenL

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    I recently had a shot of Mt. Shasta printed (actually a photographic process at Shutterfly.com) 30"x20". It came out perfectly, so I took it to a local frame shop. The shop owners (they have two stores, one here and the other in a neighboring city) looked at more of my photos online and said they wanted me to provide them with a number of my photos that they could display on a wall and in a flip-rack. I can set my own pricing, and can offer different sizes.

    To start though, they wanted four in Black & White. Apparently, their experience is that many people prefer B&W becasue they are easier to fit in with their decor than trying to find the right colors! But, I don't do B&W......

    Well, I used to not do B&W.....I'm going to "cry all the way to the bank". So I chose four of my shots to convert, as a start. They also want full color, but my challenge was choosing some that I would convert. Here are the shots, with the color versions. I have the Epson R1800 which prints 13" sheet or roll paper. The store owner prefers that I use Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper, and that's just velvety-fine with me.
    I spent a lot of time on each of the conversions. As some of you know, these small web versions just don't show the detail that a 13"x19" print can. The printed versions have tack-sharp detail.

    The last photo is not a B&W. It is of two roses that I had light-painted some time ago. Apparently they have been looking for a shot like this for a customer. The roses were in a vase with stems and leaves visible, but they wanted it without anything but the roses!

    I keep telling myself, "The customer is always right", whether or not it is true.

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    For someone who "doesn't do black and white", you do some very nice black and white! I think # 1 and #4 are my favorite. I think I prefer color for most of these, but #1 is better as a B/W.
     
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    Thank you Ian!
     
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    I love that Yosemite shot in color. I actually prefer the B&W of the bridge though.
     
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    Thank you bazooka!
     
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    I am a B&W kinda person I like the stark contrasts.. so I would probably pick most of them in BW.. although in #1 and #3, I like the bridge in BW, but the landscape at the bottom of the photo in color. In #3 I love the sky in BW and the houses, but the rows of trees in color..
    They all look superb though!
     
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    NOW you do :)
     
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    Ken you've produced some very nice images..Congrats on the new business.
     
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    Thank you tdiprincess!

    Thank you IgsEMT!

    Thank you AtlPikMan!
    תודה!
     
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    The 4th one down in color is awesome! Great photo!
     
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    I like the color better when compared, but individually the B&W are stunning!!
     
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    These are some great pictures. Congratulations, looks like you deserved the offer.
     

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