Working with Black and Whites

I know i have said this before but it seems to be stuck in my head especially after this last weeks lessons on landscape photography, black and whites are hard. I keep working with them, to the point of just walking around with the camera set in monochrome to visually see without color. While photographing the Sherwin’s, trying to capture the magnificent light poking through the clouds of a thunderstorm, i was thinking about how to make the best image possible. Since the light wasn’t creating anything colorful it was a simple decision to shoot while thinking B&W perspective.

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The god beams coming down were just spectacular, there really wasn’t any way not to make a good shot of them. Then there was one peak, Mt. Morgan and the cloud that had light on it. The entire peak stayed surrounded with dark clouds except for that one that kept getting brighter, until the opening disappeared and the light stopped coming through. It was a nice day.

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Images captured with D3, AF-S Nikkor 24-70 f2.8, AF-S Nikkor 70-300 Vr, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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