Black and White and Selective Color

Kaye Menner | The Red Umbrella

The Red Umbrella

Photograph captured in the courtyard of an old style terrace house in the inner suburbs of Sydney. The building is around 110 years old. I loved the character this place offered with so many varying textures. The weathered brick wall had been painted white obviously a very long time ago, with the paint now parched and peeling, baring the texture of the mottled and speckled bricks. The bench seats were heavy, chunky and old also weathered from exposure to the elements. I chose to use selective color on this image showing the nice contrast of the new looking red umbrella against the varying textures of its old surroundings.
Kaye Menner | Beautiful Sydney Harbour In Black And White

Beautiful Sydney Harbour In Black And White

A long exposure black and white photograph of the beautiful Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge with illuminated surrounding buildings and hotels. There are some lovely starbursts with nice light reflections on the water. One could sit and view this scene for hours. [From Wikipedia] The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, New South Wales, and Australia. The bridge is nicknamed The Coathanger because of its arch-based design.
Kaye Menner | Old Iron Oven / Stove Black and White

Old Iron Oven / Stove Black and White

This beautiful antique iron oven / stove I captured at a large antique store in an old town called Bowraville, NSW, Australia. Black and white photography. A wood-burning stove (or wood burner or log burner in the UK) is a heating appliance capable of burning wood fuel and wood-derived biomass fuel, such as sawdust bricks. Generally the appliance consists of a solid metal (usually cast iron or steel) closed firebox, often lined by fire brick, and one or more air controls (which can be manually or automatically operated depending upon the stove). The stove is connected by ventilating stove pipe to a suitable flue, which will fill with hot combustion gases once the fuel is ignited. The chimney or flue gases must be hotter than the outside temperature to ensure combustion gases are drawn out of the fire chamber and up the chimney.
Kaye Menner | Vibrant Fuchsias

Vibrant Fuchsias

Dainty pink purple fuchsias in a garden with a black and white background. I chose selective color for this image to make these colorful fuchsias pop. Fuchsia is a vivid purplish red color, named after the color of the flower of the fuchsia plant, which took its name from the 16th century German botanist Leonhart Fuchs.