You all know that I prefer color. I see better when colors are defining the photo so I haven’t ever taken photos in black and white. I thought that I would play along this week, using my photo editor (I know its not the same thing) to convert some photos of Nova Friburgo into Black and White. I looked through my archives, looking specifically for bright light that would define the shadows in the photos, trying for first class (edited) photos.
**** on my computer this photo looked like B&W but wasn’t so I edited it – following is the result.
My world class view.
(still only see it in B&W – per B&B I need a better monitor.)
Nova Friburgo sits, sprawled along a small mountain river. Its streets curve and wind up the hills from the main highway that runs on either side of the concrete-sided river. The natural beauty of the area is masked by the mess humans have made of managing the city. It is not a dirty town, just frayed and clustered and now stymied by the transit that is the benefit of a good economy. After saying all of this how do I really enjoy making photos show the basics of this city in stark B & W.
The city of Nova Friburgo is trying – trying to keep its family oriented environment, trying to add culture and entertainment, even with the mess of traffic the city continues to have festivals, and it own carnival celebrations giving the citizens a chance a good life with their families.