Toilet Paper

Toilet Paper

Welcome to black and white week on j.ronald.lee.

I have a few B&W images I’ve been planning on posting, and I realize that there’s at least a week’s worth, so here we go. I’ve been saving this one the longest… it’s kind of boring in color, but as a B&W, I thought it just popped. I actually took this image with the idea that I would be publishing it without color, and I think it works much better this way.

As for this image, it was very carefully framed. I took dozens of photos before I got the one I really wanted, with the background only slightly blown out. I had to use a high aperture to keep the toilet from being completely fuzzy, and the composition with the partial box of tissue paper as an additional creature comfort was intentional. I had to use a tripod to support the high aperture (small shutter opening) that would keep the facial tissue enough in focus to be recognized. The right tools made this image possible; without a camera capable of long shutter speeds and the tripod, it would not have been possible.

It was a favorite in the scavenger hunt; this was taken for the clue “Creature Comforts.” Here are the other entries:

Comments

  1. You are right, in color this picture looks dull but in black and white it looks kinda interesting. Looking forward to more black and white photos from you.

  2. I welcome black and white week. I have six framed pieces of photography on my walls and only one’s in color. None of that was intentional, either — just worked out that I had that preference.

  3. Black and white shots are awesome. Some people don’t appreciate black and white. But if your going take a look at the picture and try to observe how it was taken, you will see how beautiful it is. It takes a lot of photographic skills to capture great black and white shots. Cheers!

  4. It’s interesting that you can actually make a roll of toilet paper look interesting when you crop it right and do the right post production on the image. B&W week is awesome. I’ll definitely be checking back! Thanks for sharing your photographic adventures.

  5. It is a funny picture. My question is a strange one: What kind of tp do you use?

  6. You can’t get anymore simpler than a black and white photo of toilet paper. I loved the slideshow 🙂

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