This week, I have more than one image for you. I’ve assembled a “Best of 2017 in monochrome” for you. Just like I’ve proposed last Thursday, when I showed my “Best of 2017” to you.
The images aren’t arranged in any particular order. Some of them were already published here in one of my weekly posts focussing on monochrome images. Others were unpublished until now.
Surprisingly, most of these images were taken in Zingst (8 out of the 10).
You know, I was twice in Zingst last year. In May I was attending the Umweltfotofestival and in October I was part of an bird excursion. The two images in the second row were my contribution to the festival exhibition and the right one, was acknowledged as one of the “Best of Festival” in the category “landscape”
This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.
I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.
17 thoughts on “Monochrome Madness 4-37”
Bonjour André, wow, just PERFECT! I admire a lot B&W photos! Merci, kenavo, ar’vechal 😉
Thank you, Solveig.
I also love them. Back in film days I’Ve had my own lab. The devices are still available (in my parents cellar), but the chemicals have to be bought new 🙂
Love your selections, they are so beautiful.
thank you so much
A gorgeous monochrome series, Andre. Which, of course, you know I love! Such beautiful work…do you miss the darkroom?
Thank you, Jane.
I used to love being in the darkroom and I’m very happy to have that experience. All the stuff is still at my parents house. But, I won’t switch back expect for a short time to teach my kids (21 + 23) the old way. It’s so much easier to have a digital darkroom. About 20 years ago, when the first digital backs for SLR came to the markets, I tried to get one for my camera. Unfortunately, it never made its way to the European markets. No chemicals, no red-lights, no temperature metering, no more working in the dark – but, also: no surprises, when the image appears slowly on the paper in the development liquid 😦
A different world! Nice that you will teach your kids darkroom developing. Going old school!
yes, it is. It’s kind of fun when developing a print in the old way. A little bit of unwrapping Christmas gifts 🙂 I guess, when havin some darkroom experience you can understand some terms and techniques in the digital lightroom much better (i.e. layer mask, dodge, burn, and so on – some these terms are a bit easier to understand in German than in English)
So true, my darkroom classes definitely helped me understand photographs and post-processing in the digital age.
Did you learn how to do black-and-white film and images, or did you also learn how to handle color films?
Black and white and it was back in the 70’s-80’s…
Ah, I started in 1983. In 1983 I finished school and got a job. Shortly after start working, I bought my first real camera with my own money: a SLR (not counting the plastic Kodak 120 I’ve had as a kid). In November 1983 my father bought used lab equipment for me and one of his childhood friends, a professional photographer, came over and introduced me to lab work. That was my start.
My father has had his own company in advertising. When he got final drawing for printing them, I did the macro photography, film development and enlarging on film as a pre-stage for the printshop.
What great experience and mentoring from your father. Thanks for sharing.
you’re welcome, Jane
Fabulous images .. !
Thanks, Julie! 🙂