In Search of Black and White


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On my last trip into O S A Lake in Killarney Provincial Park, I was constantly on the look out for subjects that would make a Black and white composition. Waking up one morning the La Cloche Mountains were covered in mist. There was one ridge of white quartz rock that I had an eye on. There were stark black evergreens growing on this ridge. The season was Fall. The trees in the foreground were in their full Fall color. The mist was constantly moving. It was a matter of waiting for the ridge to open in the mist before shooting a composition. I wanted to have the mist behind the ridge for better effect. Thus the stark evergreens appeared as ghostly images in the background.

I am a big fan of Ansel Adams work. Thus when the opportunity to capture a good black and white image comes along I start photographing. I have uploaded both the black and white photo and the original color photo so that you can compare. That is it for now. Thank you for stopping by. Until next time happy trails.

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~ by kenben on 01/14/2013.

2 Responses to “In Search of Black and White”

  1. This scene reminds me of the Adirondacks. I can’t decide which one I like best…the fall color really pops. But your Ansel Adams vibe is strong, too.

    • Always interesting when you can get something for black and white. I printed out a 13×19 of that scene in color which I like.

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