Continuing my exploration of monochrome (black and white) photography, here's a shot I took early this morning, after a pre-Christmas winter storm:
The freezing rain coats the bare branches of this tree, which is cool enough. But the red bulb is what really works in this image. At my wife's suggestion, I converted everything except the bulb to monochrome, making the bulb really pop.
Yeah, I know, isolating one object in color while rendering the remainder of the frame in black and white is sort of unfashionable in the photography world these days. It's been done a million times.
But at Christmas, I think there's a lot of room for unfashionable things. We tend to listen to music from 60+ years ago, hang decorations that were manufactured before we were born, and wear sweaters that are so ugly that there are parties and contests planned around them.
Anyway, I thought old-fashioned worked here too.
This isn't my official Christmas photo for 2016. That'll come in next week's post. Stay tuned.