Crying Out For B&W

01Mar13

Some images just cry out for black & white conversion as did the images below. There was actually very little difference between the color versions and the final images. Hearing that the forecast called for morning fog one weekend not too long ago, I ventured into the pines on both Saturday and Sunday. Having captured some foggy images on a recent trip to Chincoteague that I was happy with, I was anxious to create more. Beginners often expect to capture a winner every time they go out but as we learn from experience, this is very often not the case. The weather, light and location must all be aligned, and this is one of the challenges of landscape photography. Here I show both horizontal and vertical versions. When I choose a scene to photograph I like to ‘work it’ … coming up with as many compositions and variations as I can. When is the best time to shoot a vertical? … right after you shoot a horizontal!

'Fog & Dead Trees'  © Denise Bush

‘Fog & Dead Trees’ © Denise Bush
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'Fog & Three Trees'  © Denise Bush

‘Fog & Three Trees’ © Denise Bush
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12 Responses to “Crying Out For B&W”

  1. 1 Terry Wilson

    Those are both beautiful. Really worth the effort of getting out there early.

  2. 2 sarah kruger

    As expected, Denise, once again you have captured the beauty of the pine barrens . So love your work.

  3. Oh Yes! B&Ws a must for these. Thanks for sending them. Harriet

    On 3/1/13 10:26 AM, “Denise Bushs Photo Blog” wrote:

    > denisebushphoto posted: “Some images just cry out for black & white conversion > as did the images below. There was actually very little difference between the > color versions and the final images. Hearing that the forecast called for > morning fog one weekend not too long ago, I ” >

  4. The images are great, Denise…love them both. And you’re right…sometimes color gets in the way!

  5. Thanks for visiting and leaving comments ladies!

  6. 6 Kathleen

    The B&W works so well here Denise!!! Nicely done!!!

  7. 7 Bonnie

    I think it is amazing how B&W can really change the mood of a photo. These are nicely done!

  8. Beautiful. Love viewing your photos. Both photos are award winners.

  9. So very right about horiz and vert… do it every chance I get.

  10. 10 elmediat

    Superb monochrome compositions. Well done.🙂


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