A black and white landscape

The past three weeks we’ve had a Friday snowfall, and each one has been different.  One was wet and sloppy, one was a dusting of dry snow, and another was driven from the north.  This one painted the trees on one side only, outlining them from the wind direction.  Birch and aspen that are generally white had an extra coating of brighter white on the north.  With a cloudy sky overhead, this color photograph became a black and white scene without any alterations.  Each of these snows have been short-lived as they’ve been followed by warmer temperatures and sometimes rain.  But as the months progress, we know there will soon be the snow that stays and is increased with each storm – all the way until next spring.

4 thoughts on “A black and white landscape

  1. Doug Sala November 13, 2017 / 1:07 am

    Hi Linda, Doug Sala here from Sound Exposure Gig Harbor. I like the B&W effect. I also have liked converting color images into B&W for that dramatic effect. You have quite the eye for art, you’re very talented in your work.

    Have a good day,


    • lindastaatsphoto November 13, 2017 / 6:40 am

      Great to hear from you, Doug – and good to hear you’re still photographing! I appreciate your comments and thoughts. I think B&W takes more skill than color, just to get the tonal range and the darkest blacks and whitest whites where they need to be. Thanks, Doug!

      • Doug November 13, 2017 / 11:39 am

        Not sure what you use for converting to B&W. I will use Nik’s silver effex or sometimes I ma use Topaz B&W.


        • lindastaatsphoto November 15, 2017 / 8:20 pm

          I’ve used Nik, and really like it (haven’t tried Topaz). Thanks for the input, Doug….I may have to check it out!

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