Black-And-White, Color As Found Art

Splotches Of Paint On White Board
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There was and area of the festival where folks could make their own art. This was a section of white board used to mix black and white into various shades of gray.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  2012 Art And Soul Festival   •  Downtown Oakland, California   •  (Photo taken 16:05:21 Sunday 4 August 2012)   •  (Photo posted Sunday 12 January 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_7422
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Ad Under Wiper
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A black-and-white advertisement had been placed under the wiper of a car parked along Prospect Street. It was the only car on the street with that ad, so the ad might really have been a personal note.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Prospect Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 14:38:58 Wednesday 12 August 2009)   •  (Photo posted Friday 13 August 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CarProspectSF_7945BCX
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Stripes Of Sunlight
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Inside the former prison, bricks had been painted black. Below a guard's walkway thin shafts of sunlight pierced the gloom.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Alcatraz Prison and Park   •  San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo taken 10:40:56 Sunday 8 June 2008)   •  (Photo posted Friday 13 August 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WallAlcatrazTour_3765B
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Dab Of Paint
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Someone had dabbed a bit of paint on the stucco side of a building on 9th Street. Up close the dab resembled a bird.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  9th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 15:27:44 Saturday 29 December 2007)   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #AbstractBird9thStSF_8936B
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White Cups
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A wedding event took place just off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. It was held outdoors in an enclosed plaza. Paper cups were stacked on a folding table at the right end near the cooler filled with soda pops.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Los Angeles, California   •  (Photo taken 10:26:56 Sunday 18 November 2007)   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WeddingCups2007_7714B
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Barber Pole
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An unusual barber pole was in a black-and-white checkered pattern. On Sunday, the barber shop was closed, so the pole did not rotate.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Chinatown   •  Stockton Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 13:07:28 Sunday 11 November 2007)   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BarberPoleChinatown_7538B
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Blackbird On Curb
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A blackbird cast a black shadow on a sunny day. The dark grey curb and the asphalt street created a very monotone look.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Main Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 10:44:14 Sunday 11 November 2007)   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BlackbirdOnCurbBushSF_9852T
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Killed Ivy
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Ivy lined the sidewalk of Bryant Street where it passes over Delancey Street. Each winter it is killed back so that it will not overgrown the side walk the following year. Even though killed back, it still manages to almost block the sidewalk by late fall.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Bryant Street, San Francisco   •  (Photo taken 14:49:50 Friday 9 November 2007)   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #DeadIvyBryantStSF_7377B
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Post No Bills
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A sheet of plywood was part of a fence protecting the public from a construction site. On the plywood was the classic American phrase, "Post No Bills."


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Stuart Street, San Francisco   •  (Photo taken 14:31:04 Sunday 4 November 2007)   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BlackPlywoodWallStuartStSF_7352B
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White Pipes
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The ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza was cooled with sub-freezing liquid pumped under the flat water surface. These were a few of the pipes used.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 14:24:22 Sunday 4 November 2007)   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WhiteFreezePipeIceRinkSF_7347B
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Black Marble
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A building was faced in black marble sheets. The veins in the marble appeared white from a distance but were actually a very pale pink.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Howard Street, San Francisco   •  (Photo taken 14:04:06 Sunday 4 November 2007)   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #GrayMarbleWallSF2007_7337B
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Flawed Concrete
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The pedestrian under pass below the Caltrain station at Mountain View was walled using concrete. In this one section, the surface turned out flawed in an interesting pattern.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  (2006) Mountain View, California   •  (Photo taken in 2006)   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20060000_01
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Monochrome In Color
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Black and white striped umbrellas lined the edge of an upstairs balcony restaurant. This shot is under black-and-white because it appears monochrome despite being a color shot.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  (Photo taken in 1996)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #19960000_01
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Cat On Sign
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A plywood "Reagan For Governor" sign on plywood had weathered and fallen in half. Later, a cat rested on the downed sign.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Concord, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  (Photo taken in 1971)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #19710000_01
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White Cat
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A white cat rested in front of a black background. Shot using hight-contrast Tri-X film.


Black-And-White external link Color As Found Art   •  Concord, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 6 January 2008)   •  (Photo taken in 1967)   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WhiteCatFromPrint_1557TS
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