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I have to admit this picture was not taken with the intention of making it black & white but I’ve been inspired to create a few black & white posts over the last few days having seen some wonderful examples in other blogs around the web.

I was taking pictures of a small church in Codecote, Hertfordshire and as I got close to the fence I got an inquiring nose pushed towards the 10-24mm lens I had fitted to me camera. I turned the camera on the sheep and took a couple of shots of him.

It was quite a dull day in early January 2012 so this picture was taken at a low 1/30th at iso200, but because ite was such a wide angle shot (10mm) I could successfully hand hold at that speed. The post processing was in Lightroom where I converted to black & white and set the contrast a bit higher.

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I’m a software developer by profession but I’ve been taking pictures since I was about 8 years old. In that time I’ve owned cameras of all types and sizes from 120 roll film thro’ 35mm to my current Pentax K-5, Ricoh GXR + P10/S10/A12 28mm/A12 50mm, Canon S95 and recently acquired Sony NEX 6.

    1. Thank you – I have to say it was your wonderful B&W images which inspired me to try this post. I recommend anyone interested visits anisjarossi’s blog to see.

      1. 🙂 thank you very much Simon .

  1. Jackie says:

    Whether intended or not this capture is great! I really like it a lot. Very well done! 😀

  2. Black and white pictures so often seem to have a certain extra depth to them, I love the detail in this one, it’s like being right there

  3. clevelandg says:

    Sometimes the unintended are the best of the bunch. You have wonderful variety in your photos.

    1. Thanks you very much for saying so.

  4. I love this ‘portrait’ 🙂 You get quite a different feel from black and white, I like to convert some of my photos too.

    1. Thank you – Yes it makes quite a difference doesn’t it

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