Posted by: David Vernon | January 27, 2010

Project Double Take 1 – Black and White

It’s the debut of Project Double Take photographically today. The first assignment for Stacy and I was do to a black and white shot and I would say we both delivered – with a slightly agricultural bent. In a lot of ways though, that’s what landscapes mean around Central Illinois.

My photograph was taken in Tremont, IL – at the Tremont Cooperative Grain Silos on a cold and windy day. The textures of the silos always intrigue me and the addition of the ice and frost just gave the structures a more otherworldly feel – something so out of season. Stacy’s photo, taken up near Princeville, IL, was of a barn that another photographer – Tim McGrath – had found. We’ve both been interested in finding it and I suspect we’ll return to it again. There wasn’t much left of it; in fact Tim properly named this barn “the skeleton barn” the first time he added it to his photostream.

It’s interesting too – the skies here have been so gray for what feels like so long that black and white feels like such a better choice this time of year. Details really come to life under this light – and yet the simplicity of black and white distills the image down to its most basic elements. I suspect that even when the sun comes back you’ll see more black and white efforts out of us this year.

Remember – the next assignment is due in 12 days – on February 8. The topic is a self-portrait – in the landscape – in a vertical format. Feel free to check in with the PDT Flickr Group to keep on top of things.


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