Last night I was just looking through my old photos (old meaning a month or two ago, haha) and i came across this one...so i put it into black and white, and altered the contrast a tad, and this is what I ended up with
Yes, it is here all right, and I quite like it. I don't know what it was like in colour, but the black and white seems to fit it better, so I say. It took me a while to understand what I am seeing, but now I do. Nice theme.
yep b&w alters the mood of any photograph. I think another reason it might give it melocholy feel is the because the barren trees in the background - subtle but it adds to the empty swing set. But i love the lighting on swing, thats whats 'gets' me about the photograph.
I like photos like this because it provokes questions in me -
why is the playground empty, where are the children? etc.