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Black and White | by Brian Auer
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Black and White

I took this photo a while ago, but I keep coming back to it because I find it so interesting. I just processed it in black & white, and I think I'm finally content with the results.


To me, this is a very interesting scene. Not only is the photo black & white, but there are several other references to these colors and the concept of opposites and contrast.


The chess pieces are black and white. The clothes on the two men are black and white, and they match the colors of their chess pieces. There's also a contrast between the two men -- one young and one old. Not only that, but the older fellow is wearing the white, which is generally associated with age. Their hair is black and white, respectively. They're both using something to block the sun from their eyes -- a hat and sunglasses.


... just some thoughts I had on this one, but I'm sure everybody sees something different.


This photo is also featured on the Fine Art Photoblog.

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Taken on August 4, 2007