I am heading off to the Smokies on April 20th for five days of shooting with several photo buddies. As I prepare for this expedition, I am definitely in a black & white frame of mind. I just finished reading Ansel Adams’ Autobiography, and I have been going through some of my old photo books, which include a couple of Adams collections. Although I venture into digital black & white imagery on a fairly regular basis, it is mostly as an afterthought. Adams’ book reminded me just how much I enjoyed the old “wet” darkroom and how much I miss being immersed in black & white image making. Don’t get me wrong, I love digital photography and working in color, but there a times (and moods) that call for a monochromatic response. So … as I prepare for a week in the Smokies, I went back into the archives from last year’s trip to rework this image as a black & white.
I like it as a black & white, and hope you do, too. Now I know I will be looking for scenes that lend themselves to a black & white outcome. Thanks, Ansel, you have inspired me yet again!
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