Black and White Experiments

With the Broncos/Seahawks game over (in a fashion far less embarrassing than the Super Bowl), I turned my attention to Flickr and Adobe Photoshop’s surprising black and white photo features.

I’ve never really messed with black and white before, and thought I’d give it a shot with one of my favorite photos of all time. The original is an incredible sunset after a parting storm in Cherry Creek State Park, located between Aurora and Denver.

I pulled the photo into Photoshop, opened the black and white menu, and began to tweak. I checked both ends of the spectrum on each, and was shocked to see the result. Who knew a photo in black-and-white would be just as incredible? Additionally, I messed with selective blur to add more motion to the photograph.

bw_blur_experiment
Just goes to show you, no matter how much you think you know about image manipulation…odds are you don’t know the half of it.

Also, I plan on working a lot more with colorless media.