I love black and white photos. I have not shot many – I’m always afraid to do so because I lack experience. But I could not resist shooting in b&w for this photo of the utility pole and wires, against the gray and cloudy sky. I am pleased with the outcome.
And then I started thinking: I can change the sky to suit my mood. So I decide to tear away the dreary sky for something different. I used the utility wires as my “borders” to confine my work – actually to limit the damage of my experimenting.
The outcome reminded me of the crafts I did as a child, gluing black cable to a board to make shapes and then filing those shapes with small grains of brightly-painted stones. I think that this is also the underlying concept for cloisonné. After bringing some blue sky to the photo, I started channeling Piet Mondrian. See the results below. Note: I didn’t ‘clean-up’ the final image. As always, click on any photo to see a larger copy.