Archive for the ‘Black & White Photography’ Tag

One Of My Early Black And White Photographs   2 comments

normal-il-19740002e-framed-blog“A Rainy Evening” (Normal, Illinois) — Image by kenne

Photography in the 20th Century
was all about film photography
Ektachrome was my choice,
however, occasionally I shot in B&W.

“A Rainy Evening” is a B&W
photo taken in 1974, by
definition a vintage image
having been captured before 1980.

I rarely used B&W film
with my first SLR camera,
a Canon FTb QL that I still have.
“A Rainy Evening,” is a print

recently rediscovered,
by Mary Ann, 
inspired
by the lighting and
reflections of the moment.

I have no idea of the settings,
but it is reasonable to say
a very slow shutter speed with

a fairly low f-stop.

I’m not sure anybody cares
just one of many photo
projects taking me
to where I am today.

— know

The Cloud Above, Death Below   2 comments

Saguzro Cactus January 27, 2014-9660-2 blogThe Cloud Above, Death Below — Image by kenne

When death comes
The ribs are exposed
Standing tall.

— kenne

 

 

Wall Shadows   Leave a comment

Old Tucson-9375 B&W blogSouthwestern Still Life — Image by kenne

Wall Shadows

A break with the sun
Not complete, only partial
A heat compromise.

— kenne

Falling Up In A Down World   Leave a comment

Romero Pools“Connected Disconnection” — Image by kenne

Connected Disconnection

Trapped in a tailspin
with a loss for words
arms reaching out
in a world of disconnect
trying to reconnect.

Turning
reaching,
falling up
in a down world

Trapped between
the what I do
and how you react
in a world of disconnect
trying to reconnect.

Disconnected connection
over what I think
and how you feel
is this our existence?
trying to reconnect.

Still without words
the act of connecting
becomes a disconnect
is it all an illusion?
trying to reconnect.

Falling in
falling out
always looking
for the answers
trying to reconnect.

Finding the words
hanging up
on the answers
connected disconnection,
connected disconnection.

Turning
reaching,
falling up
in a down world

Connected disconnection —
disconnection.

— kenne

The Outpost   Leave a comment

Don't Fence Me In B&W- blog“The Outpost” (Doubtful Canyon Cattle Ranch) — Image by kenne

Various Outposts

You traded places
with the mystery — fire-torn, insulated leaves,
the steady eyes of the huckleberry —   (Haven’t you

been sad most of your life? Come on, 
all those outposts in the middle . . . they say the end
of growth is that you’ll suffer “purely” . . .)

One night, remember? No envy or hope.
What you sought
was here, what was done

could not be undone by you: there was the owl,
the night’s vice president,
the tangled sheets of moon —

— Brenda Hillman

Don’t Fence Me In   1 comment

Don't Fence Me In-B&W blogDon’t Fence Me In — Image by kenne

the West
invented itself,

then
reinvented itself — 

first by cowboys,
then
by landowners,

which changed its
tone and image,

so much so
 now only the
makings of myths,

not history.

— kenne 

 

Anticipation   Leave a comment

Children Play In Water B-W-0161 blogImage by kenne

Anticipating
Waterspouts towering up
Excitement abounds.

— kenne

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