Duracoat v.s. Armacoat

Over the past couple of months I\\\\\\\'ve done up a few firearms for myself or customers using either Duracoat or Armacoat products and while this isn\\\\\\\'t going to be an in-depth review of the products, I thought I\\\\\\\'d aware some observations and thoughts... More »

 

Black and White: Less Color, More Expression

 was recently challenged to a photo challenge on Facebook. With all of the hype on high dynamic range sensors and general HDR photography, we often forget the simplicity found in a black and white photograph. I'm a firm believer that the best camera is the one you have with you, and while your cell phone, point and shoot camera, or even an entry level DSLR may not be capable of incredible detailed pictures, they are not all "bad" pictures. 

If you've got a great camera, black and white photos are even better. The vivid detail captured with high contrast and no color saturation can be spectacular. I was given the 5 Day Black and White Photo challenge by Jay Morrison. This got me looking back through some old photographs and while I couldn't post all of my favorites in that five days, I am posting some extras and a few different ones here.

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Rosewill Brightens the Future

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This Ain’t no Toyota

There are a lot of drivers on the road that really shouldn’t be. There are also a lot of trucks on the road that are not safe. Thankfully on Wednesday we experienced a truck that was safe – but that was being driven by a driver that wasn’t. This happened just outside our residence and thankfully no one was hurt – and evidence even suggests that no pants were soiled in this mishap.

I’d like to make sure to give credit to Tia and William Heide for taking some of these photos as well. It was a crazy day that could have been avoided if the guy actually made a wide turn. It was that simple. It was also very expensive as they spent over 6 hours doing recovery and cleanup – and the truck and trailer are probably a write-off.