Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Black and White Photography

These are 12 B & W photographs taken both while travelling to Dublin by train and in Dublin itself.  I would love to know which shots you liked best.  


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I hope you enjoyed at least some of those photographs in B & W.  

Many thanks for your visit and also to all of those people who let me know which shots they particulary liked in the comments.

72 comments:

  1. All great, but for me the view looking through the balustrades on the bridge was a HUGE winner. And of course the tiger because I am a mad cat woman.

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    1. Hi Sue. Thanks for your choices. Glad you liked them.

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  2. These are really great. Love the first two, but I'm partial to trains anyway :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Hi Mresad Yes I love trains too and travel in them quite a lot. Thanks for choices.

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  3. They're all great. My favorite is the tiger, but I also like the lamp posts (4 & 6).

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    1. Hi Gunilla Yes it is hard to beat the Tiger. Sometimes you do not look up high enough to see the lighting but that day I did remember to look up and photograph. Good to know your choices.

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  4. Boa, you are asking questions. I like all pics but on first place I would also say the tiger, than the Intercity (specially the reflection) and than the entrance to the bank.

    I wonder how it would look if you are taking an colored focus.

    Have a great day and greetings from Tenerife

    N☼va

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    1. HI Nova Well Nova, if you keep watching my posts, you will see some coloured shots. Many thanks for sending me your choices. It alaways amazes me how people love different images. Hence the question!! Soetimes you have to work if you visit my blog!! (not often) Thanks for your visit adn comment

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  5. Vert arty Margaret! Well done. You have the 'eye' here. You are a bit of a perfectionist like my wife. (Why did she pick me I ofen ask? lol )
    I'm more spontaneous, slap dash, informal, whimsical, rough, approach, with a dash of, 'if they don't like it, tough', thrown in. lol
    My approach does not win too many accolades lol but hey....I can appreciate what you are about.
    Keep 'er lit
    Tom

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    1. Hi Tom Well we now know a bit more about you Tom and your comments made me smile. I also am spontanious and therefore up for any adventure. Perhaps we have that in common!!! Anyway, you did NOT let me have yoour choices so I do not know what you liked!

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  6. Hi Margaret, I love the train shots best, especially the one with the reflections of the city in the windows. Super B&W's, all of them.

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    1. Hi Carol Actually those train images are even good in colour but I thought they lended themself to the B & W treatment! Thanks for your choices and your visits.

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  7. Oh............that's shot 1 & 2. :)

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  8. Hari OM
    I am a huge fan of monochrome and all these have their own merits... but if you force me to pick, the very first one of the train interior. All are excellent photographs, but this one becomes 'art' because it is more than the tone and balance and 'framing'... it draws the viewer in with a desire to look beyond the door... That's my 10c's worth!!! YAM xx

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    1. HI I thank you for your very kind comments and I appreciate you tlling me the one that you liked best and why.

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  9. Hello Margaret, awesome B&W series. I love the tiger! Have a happy day!

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    1. HI Eileen It seems the Tiger has stolen a few hearts. Many thanks for giving me your choice.

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  10. Very dramatic being done in the monotones like this...I especially liked the tiger!!!

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    1. HI Anni Certainly at the momnet, the Tiger seems to be wining the 'like' contest. Many thanks for your isit and choice.

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  11. Nicely done Margaret. A nice take on all the subjects but #1 inside the carriage is my fav.

    You could spend a full holiday walking around Dublin with a camera, great city.

    Dave

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    1. Hi Dave Indeed you could, now if only I had the time to do that. Must make a trip down again and photograph more of the gorgeous buildings. Many thanks for giving me your choice.

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  12. I'm going with #5 which appears as a sketch and would be lovely framed.

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    1. HI Galyle. Are you an artist perhaps or do you just like a good painging? <Many thanks for sendingme your choice.

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  13. Got to be the tiger..............and I like #1 too.

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    1. HI Phil yes that Tiger is a popular choice so thanks for your visit and choice.

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  14. I agree.They are all good pictures Margaret but I like the shot inside the carriage best. How did you manage to find an empty train?

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    1. HI Phil well to get shots like that you have t arrive early with no one else on the train. In fact I was so earlyI had time to wash my train window so if I wanted to photograph, it was be a big cleaner. Good choice, at least you are with the majority at this point in time so thanks for your visit and choice.

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  15. They're lovely, Margaret. I cannot resist the tiger.
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    1. Yep, you and so many others so many thanks for your visit and choice.

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  16. I like the first one, number 3,number 5, 8, 10 and the tiger

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    1. HI Douglas Many thanks for your choices.You are the first to like no 10 which I am very pleased about. This has been a very interesting exercise and in fact I have learned a lot from people's choices.

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  17. Loved them all but appreciated the symmetry of #1 till I say your tiger and it stole my heart. Isn't that what a good photograph is about, speaking to another?

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    1. HI Janice. Glad the tiger spokee to you adn also thatyou like dhte 1st image.Thanks for your choices and visit.

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  18. Beautiful, Margaret. I must get back to doing B&W and other photography! I like the curved street lamp which looks like it is sketched. Have a great day. Jo

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    1. HI Jo That one, of course I was playing around with. I normally never make any of my images look like pensil drawings but I thought it suited this shot. Thanks for your choice and visit.

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  19. All of those photos were really enhanced by the b/w. Nice.

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  20. Great B&W photos but I loved the lamps best

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    1. Hi Christine. Glad you liked the lamps. Sometimes we do not look up as often as we should when w are taking photographs and then miss things. Thanks for your visit and choice.

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  21. !, 3, 4, and 12th the last one is my all time favorite! But, by all means they are all lovely! Especially your first capture.

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  22. All are wonderful images. Though I do like 1,4,8 and 12 the best.

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    1. HI Stephanie Many thanks for your choices and kind comment. I think I must pay more attention in future to the lamps in cities adn towns as they can be very attractive.

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  23. 1, 3, 12. My brain was having some trouble deciphering the tiger at first. Who expects a tiger in a series like that?? All great shots.

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    1. HI Bill Well I nearly did not put the Tiger in as I had taken it the last time I was in Dublin but never posted it, so it was a last

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    2. HI Bill Well I nearly did not put the Tiger in as I had taken it the last time I was in Dublin but never posted it, so it was a last

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    3. Sorry, I touched my repy button to soon Bill. As I was saying, it was a last minute decision to add it in at the end. Al the other shots were taken in the 1 day trip to Dublin a few weeks ago. MAny thanks for your visit adn your choices.

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  24. HI Karen Many thanks for your visit and several choices. Yes I think the Tiger is winning the day.

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  25. I am a lover of the black & white photography as well and your images are absolutely fabulous...especially the last one of the tiger!

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    1. HI Debby Glad you enjoyed my B & W post and thanks for visit and choice.

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  26. These all turned out really well in black and white. I love the one through the railings.

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    1. HI Linda Glad you liked the shots and thanks for your choice and visit

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  27. They are all awesome, I think if I had to pick my three favorites I'd chose 3-4-& 12! They are all gorgeous however!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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    1. HI Gert MAny thanks fr choosing 3 images that you liked best. I appreicate that and thanks for your visit.

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  28. I like the drama of the black and white.

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  29. Great series of black and white photos Margaret. I like them all but really enjoyed that first shot of the empty railway car.

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    1. HI Denise yes tthat first one turned out well and thanks for your visit and choice.

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  30. These are gorgeous. I loved so many of them. I especially enjoyed the fancy lights and the tiger shot.

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    1. HI Ida Many thank for your visit and your choices. I am glad you enjoyed them

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  31. Really nice photos all, but I really like the first two.

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    1. HI EG Yes the train ones are popular according to other's choices. Thanks for comment

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  32. Why don't you ask us something hard? LOL No, I am a lover of B&W...it is easier for me to say that my least favorites are 2, 5, and 11--but the one has super reflections. I just don't like it as good as I do the others. I love the tiger one...as well as # 7 and 8....but like I say, I really like them all.

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    1. HI Rose Well perhaps next I should ask people which ones they don't like. That might be easier but I don't think thhey might like that!! Anyway, I see you are a cat woman and I lovedyour comments. Thanks for cisit and choices.

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  33. I liked looking down the aisle of the train, the view of the water, and the tiger most of all.

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    1. Hi Pattis. Glad you liked the B & W shots and thanks for your choices

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  34. all of them are great b&ws, but my favorite one is the fourth :-)

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    1. Glad you liked this post. Thanks for your choices.

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  35. several great images in your set. Personally I am not fond of the wide dark frames, can´t remember what they are called right now. :(
    I see you are going into art. Maybe I will see you in NF DAM? My digital art meme. You find it at
    nfverk.blogspot.com Opens Wednesdays.

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