Friday, August 9, 2013

The Magical Effect of Black-and-White Photographs

Dr Abe V Rotor
Black and white captures the true color of this dog. Tenten at home, QC
 Agoo La Union cathedral: architecture against cloudy sky
 B & W enhances sharpness
Microscopic study of plankton (30X magnification)
Takong, native sow, Agoo, La Union 
Epiphytic Drynaria fern on acacia
Rock promontory in Mandaon, Masbate
Sta Maria Beach, Ilocos Sur
Friendly eagle at Avilon Zoo, San Mateo, Rizal
Herons on the ricefield in Sudipen, La Union  

 Philippine Hawk, Avilon Zoo Rizal, is actually white and gray


 B&W is perfect for silhouettes. Children playing under a Calumpang 
(Bangar)  Tree, Tandang Sora QC; "I am Nature Crucified." Standing dead 
camphor tree, UST Campus Manila 
B&W tones down the aura of children at play and leisure 
Calatagan Batangas, and rural home in San Vicente Ilocos Sur (right)
   
 Horror is emphasized in B&W photos such as Medusa in the Garden
Bangkok, Thailand 
  
View of the crater of Mt Mayon on a Cessna plane
Old sampalok tree, San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur
Break time, UST, Manila 
Pine tree skeleton, Baguio City
Dying camphor tree, UST Manila
Old tree and its shadow 
UST Main building
UST Pharmacy Garden 
Walking stick, UP Museum of Natural History, Mt Makiling Laguna 
Sea urchins at play in Camindoroan, San Juan, La Union
A pair of water buffaloes (carabao) beating summer in Agoo, La Union

Kids at play in Calatagan, Batangas
Sugarcane mill chimney at night, Calatagan, Batangas
San Juan (LU) parish church 
Tagaytay Zoo visitors
A group of cicada attracted by a singing male, topmost 
(females are dumb), former Ecosanctuary, SPUQ

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