Seeing Light in Siouxland, Durham Museum, Omaha, NE

6 Jun

Sometimes visiting places I see some images as just black and white. It’s in my mind’s eye and with a little in-camera tweaking and maybe some in post processing, I can achieve “the look” when I made the photograph. Black and white strips away all other considerations but the subject matter and what the photographer wants a viewer to see.

Art decco lighting at the Durham Museum Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)
Art decco lighting at the Durham Museum Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

( While trying to write about photography I must make note that for some odd reason wordpress has changed the ability to include caption information that used to import directly with an image. Now I can’t even find a place to add it without the block editor program sending the page somewhere I did not intend, and obviously takes away the joy of just writing about a subject. Personally I find this frustrating and crap. Taking away the joy of writing about a visual form I now find myself fighting to create a new blog post. )

Sometimes the play of light and dark, black and white, work well together. Walking about Durham Museum in Omaha, NE I would see instances of where light falling on objects or interacting with an area intriguing and fascinating as the two interacted creating form and shapes just with light outlined by dark.

Light reflection at the Durham Museum Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

A Union Pacific Railroad sign on display at the Durham Museum Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Ambient light falling on an Union Pacific Railroad sign on display at the Durham Museum Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

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