Exercise in simplicity

B&W Digital,Photographica,Photographs — Jordan on July 23, 2008

This started out as a colour, 16:9 image from my Panasonic LX2 point-and-shoot camera. Then I cropped it, converted it to B&W, tinted it, and sharpened it — in Picasa (Google’s free image-manipulation program).

Picasa is actually more powerful than people give credit for.


  1. A kind of haunting quality, perhaps because there is a hyperreality effect in being so close, with so much detail, and the colour so ‘unnatural.’ I have a Panasonic DMC-FX01 (also with a Leica lens like yours), and I am astonished at how acute it is. Still, I wish there was some way to override the balancing act the camera does, and keep a greater depth of field.

    Comment by Snarkeye — July 24, 2008 @ 7:52 am
  2. Beautiful delicacy and subtle toning.

    Comment by anton — August 10, 2008 @ 4:44 am

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