Black and White Texture and Pattern

I will often choose a black and white filter to convert colored photos if the image is strong with pattern, texture or contrast.

This photo has all three of those elements – the pattern of the cowgirl’s shirt and the stripes on the steer’s lead rope. The white of the steer’s eye contrasts with his surrounding black face, and his black-and-white hide is a study in contrast. But it is especially contrast-y (I know, I know – not actually a word) against the texture of weathered barn boards behind the subject.

The young lady is one of my beautiful nieces. The steer is her pet, Iggy. The shot is one from my niece’s senior photo shoot we did earlier this month. It’s among my top five favorites (Really? I only get to pick five favorites?) from the shoot.

No animals were harmed in the making of this post. : )

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


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