Sunday, September 2, 2012

Downtown Corning in Black and White

Last month I gave you a taste of black & white and now I’m back again with another set of black and white photos. This group starts in February 2010 (that’s the snowy shot) and ends in August 2012.

There’s no particular rhyme or reason to why these particular photos are black & white. I take a photo in color, then upload (or is it download?) it onto my computer and start fiddling around. Should I enhance it. Try it in sepia? Black & white? Crop? All those considerations, and more, come to mind.

Some photos, once they are on the computer and enlarged, are sent immediately to the trash. It’s not rare for me to take 75-100 shots on a walk and trashed all but 10-12.

With trifocals and glasses that automatically darken in the sun, I sometimes just have to point and shoot, hoping that I’ll get a decent picture.


  1. Your black and white monotone photography takes me back to the fifties my friend :)
    Beautifully done!

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. CCU, just found your comment. Somehow it got sent to the spam folder. Sorry. Thanks for your comments. Wait a minute, you weren't around back in the 50s šŸ˜‰

  2. Hi Kathleen!

    I'm just popping over from A Tasty Kitchen. When I saw you had a blog devoted to Corning, I just had to tell you about this wonderful book I just purchased at a neighborhood yard sale titled The Generations of Corning by Dyer & Gross. It too has stunning pictures of Corning, its people and Pyrex!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

    P.S. I'd like to bookmark this link for a future post on Corning, ok?

    1. Louise, yes, of course, you may bookmark the link. I'd never heard of the book, but see that it's in our local library. Thanks for letting me know about it and for commenting here.

  3. There's something about black and white that I just love. Really nice photos and post. Love the sepia, too!!


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