30.3.09

Black-and-white photos - number 1


I will have to return to Sweden again for probably about a week or slightly more. This time I will however not completely “close” the blog during my absence. Unfortunately I will not be able to look at or comment on your blogs, but I have prepared some posts.

At the occasion of my second blogging anniversary – and slightly more than 500 posts – I thought I should take the opportunity to please some blogger friends who prefer b&w and who have tried to persuade me to try it also. I’m not really persuaded, but as a compromise I have transformed some of the past two years’ photos to b&w.

Starting as from today, and coming Wednesday, Friday ... and again Monday, you should normally, if the programming works, find these photos by linking to Ipernity; I have split up the file in four. You should be able to see some kind of slideshows. The photos are in complete disorder.

Take care during my absence! See you soon!

31 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful!
Have a good trip!
Take care
Léia

krystyna said...

Black-white photos are wonderful and charming.
Ipernity is a charming place.
Thank you Peter for sharing!

Take care, and have a good time!

Dakota Bear said...

B&W really does this scene justice. I really like it.

Thérèse said...

Take care Peter.
We will certainly enjoy the show and congratulations on your Second Blog Anniversay!

Carole said...

J'aime beaucoup les photos en N&B, celle-ci est vraiment très jolie.
A bientôt Peter !

Olivier said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSAIRE pour tes deux ans (tu fais toujours aussi jeune)..CHAMPAGNE....(et caviar pour les autres).
Le b&w (et non pas le n&b de miss cergie) c'est toujours aussi magique : nous voila transporte vers une autre epoque

alice said...

Le noir et blanc a un charme certain mais je suis un peu comme toi, partagée... la couleur quand même, n'est pas mal non plus!

Cergie said...

Le N&B c'est signe de nostalgie et de retour vers le passé... Signe aussi que l'on se retourne soi-même à certaines dates ou lorsqu'on a certaines responsabilités.
A bientôt Peter, fais ce que tu as à faire sans arrière pensée et reviens, serein...

SusuPetal said...

Välkommen till Skandinavien!

hpy said...

Svart och vitt, varfor inte, men glom inte att vi inte lever i en varld dar allt ar svart eller vitt. Det finns ocksa gra nyanser. Morkare gratt, och ljusare gratt. Hoppas dina gra ar ljusare.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Peter, thanks very much for the compromise ;) I believe that B & W pictures are more powerful and imposing in their depth!

Also, do have a wonderful stay!

Warm Regards

Rakesh

oldmanlincoln said...

I wish you well. Hope to see you again soon if only virtually.

Catherine said...

Nostalgique B&W, réalistes couleurs du présent, il n'y a pas de règles, chaque photo possède sa meilleure version. Comme tout art, c'est aussi sujet à la sensibilité de chacun.
Deux ans de carrière ! Je souhaite de rester toujours aussi motivé pour les années à venir et de nous faire partager ton enthousiasme, Paris est inépuisable !
A bientôt.

Adam said...

Colour or Black and White? It all depends on the subject of course! With today's digital cameras and software though I take all pictures in colour knowing that I'll be able to transform them into black and white images later. The reverse is much more difficult!

lyliane said...

On dirait qu'il a gelé blanc sur la Seine, comme ici ce matin dans mon jardin.A bientôt.

Dusty Lens said...

Enjoy your trip. I enjoy this black and white image.

Azer Mantessa said...

have a good trip.
wish you well.

Harriet said...

I LOVE your color photos; however, this b&w creates a wonderful mood for the viewer......

When looking at this photo, I feel as though I'm really in Paris......arriving early in the morning and my adrenaline is flowing despite the jet lag....

Merci.

Virginia said...

Peter,
Harriet tipped me off that you had something special for us today! She was right. You know from past experience how much I like BW. I also hear Richard chuckling over the fact that you finally gave in! HA I look forward to the slideshows in your absence.

Hope your mom is well. Have a safe trip. We'll try and behave while you're gone.
V

Eddy said...

comme quoi, Qu'elle en Noir et blanc ou en couleur, la ville de Paris reste magnifique.
Merci et bon voyage.

Bettina said...

OH - this is so beautiful !!!
PARIS, PARIS, PARIS !!!

richard said...

I enjoy seeing Peter's perspective in B+W. I urge people to go and have a look at the Ipernity stuff if they haven't already. Some exceptional images that show todays Paris, but maybe slightly differently.

B+W is not just a "nostalgia" filter.

In addition, I think some current neuroscience has pointed out (among other curious things) that we do not necessarily "see" everything in colour.

Cuckoo said...

B & W photos are my first love. Coloured ones fade away but B & W don't.

Nice photos, Peter.

Ash said...

This works very well in black and white! Brilliant shot.

Congratulations on your second blogging anniversary and 500 posts!!!

Have a safe trip, Peter. See you soon!

Mona said...

I love B&W photos. Specially the portraits turn out really good in black & white.

Have a good and a safe trip!

Shionge said...

Thanks for the classic and you take care Peter.

claude said...

J'espère que tout va bien en Suède.
Pourquoi pas une série de Paris en NB.Mais j'avoue que je préfère la capitale en couleur. A bientô, Peteur (c'est pour la rime !)

nathalie in avignon said...

Congratulations on your second anniversary Peter. Isn't it amazing how much happened in those two years, the network that was created, the friends that were made, the explorations that took place?

Have a safe trip to Sweden. I hope nothing's wrong up there. Take care.
Love

Nathalie

ALAIN said...

Le noir et blanc, souvent, cela apporte quelque chose en plus, bien que cela devrait être le contraire.

Neva said...

Congratulations on your 500 posts! I hope you have at least 500 more.....

Kate said...

It is my hope that the quick trip is not a family emergency, Peter. I am glad that you tried B&W. There is something special about it.