Here is another B&W photo. I wanted a moody picture to express loneliness and darkness. And a bulb not lit up was perfect. It was Ironic to have a dark bulb. To accomplish that mood, I underexposed the picture measuring the correct exposure on the highlights.
I have a project. I want to be better at black and white photography. I want to try to post one or two B&W pictures per week in this blog. And once I have tips, I will share them.
I'm not showing the entire face in this picture. In many cases, showing only a portion of the entire thing makes it more intersting. A flash wasn't used for this picture. It was at night and there was two dim bulbs in each side of the room. it appears like if it was taken in the middle of the day. The ISO was a bit high, the shutter speed was really slow and the aperture was wide open.
I saw this bike hanging from a fence when I was walking around Harvard. It immediately caught my attention. What an interesting way of "parking a bike." I coudn't resist taking a picture of it. Once I downloaded the picture in the computer I realized that by converting the picture to black and white and giving it a bit of an antique look, the bike would get more attention. Both the bike and the face were black and metal but also there were trees and buildings in the background that were distracting.