Why Black and White

When photographing black and white photos, textures, light and shadows take over the photo, and all of a sudden you see things you didn't see before. Composition elements and leading lines become more prominent in the picture. In this case, the direction of the tree branch and the fence leading to my son's body. We get to appreciate the tree texture even more. And,  more importantly, once the distraction of color is gone, it is about the story, the experience and the moment that is being photographed.  

Daily Picture - Sky

One question I get every so ofter, is how to take pictrures of the moon. Unless you have a really long lens, try to tnclude the moon in the frame along with some landscape, buildings or an interesting sky. Try not to make the moon the only thing in the picture. In many cases it doesn't work. It's not interesting enough. In this pictures I have a little bit of tree branches on the bottom, an intersting cloudy sky, a plane leaving a trail to the right of the mooon. 

Exposure: 1/125 Sec at f/1.8  ISO Speed Rating: ISO200   Focal Length: 45mm   Lens: Olympus M.45mm F1.8    Flash: Didn't fire       

Exposure: 1/125 Sec at f/1.8

ISO Speed Rating: ISO200

Focal Length: 45mm

Lens: Olympus M.45mm F1.8

Flash: Didn't fire