I got back into the darkroom yesterday and was more productive. I produced two black and white images from my trip to Everglades National Park — the subject — alligators. I also shot color photographs of essentially the same scene and included them for a comparison:
Personally, I like both images and think each one has its strengths. I love the contrast in the black and white photos, and I like that each of the color images shows a little more of the surrounding area (especially the bottom , and shows color. And yes, I am the crazy woman walking around with a digital and a film SLR camera, snapping photos with each camera.
On a totally unrelated note, I sat down for a couple of hours last night and watched some episodes of Oprah I had recorded on my DVR. I am really going to miss her show. She's had some really good guests recently and always thought provoking topics. I especially enjoyed yesterday's episode, Food 101, which really challenges you to think about the way you shop and eat. I also loved the interview with Rosie O'Donnell on Monday. I had forgotten how funny Rosie was, and I really do like her, she's so relatable. All information about Oprah's episodes this week can be found here.
And lastly, Happy Birthday, Mom! Have a great day and see you on Sunday.