Textures: Grit and Wet

I love texture in photography, which is probably why I just about always work in black and white. Black and white photography has the ability to really bring out textural attributes in a way that color photography can not.  By removing the color, other attributes of the image come alive.  Texture being one of them. As always, comments are appreciated


JohnMillerPhotography-Gritty Stairs
JohnMillerPhotography-Gritty Stairs
JohnMillerPhotography-Wet Deck
JohnMillerPhotography-Wet Deck

Concrete Blocks

I'm not always sure what compels me to take the pictures I do.  At the time I'm photographing, I just kind of let go and allow myself to do what seems right at the time.  This is a perfect example of that.  Concrete Blocks?  Why am I taking these pictures?  It turns out, that these images of hunks of concrete display some of what I find beautiful about abstract black and white photography.  Texture, Negative Space, and Shapes. As always, comments are appreciated

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Negative Space 5 Negative Space 4 Negative Space 3 Negative Space 2 Negative Space 1

Color Study

I don't do color photography very often for a couple of reasons.  The main reason is because I'm color blind.  Not just a little color blind, but severely color blind.  I was once told by an opthamologist that I don't see color at all.  I think he was wrong because I think I live in a colorful world just as most everyone else does, except that all the color I see is completely different than you. I've generally stuck with black and white photography for the last 20 years because I don't have to worry about trying to get the color "right".  The following images are obviously quite a departure from anything I've done since...well, forever.. Normally when I'm out shooting photographs, I'm composing and "thinking in black and white".  Thinking about shades of gray, light, and contrast.  For these images, I was not doing that, but was looking at the colors and composing and shooting for them.  Since these are pretty abstract, I wasn't too worried about getting the color "right".   I'm not sure if these work or not.  Let me know what you think in the comment section.

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