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The Black and White Collection

thunderstorm, daybreak, morning, amalfi coast, atrani, antiquity, chair, ocean, beach, anchor,
Futo Beach, sea cave, Izu Peninsula, Japan, black and white
Grand Tetons, photo, cathedral gourp, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Rainforest, redwoods, sidelight, california, sidelight,
storm, oxbow bend, grand teton National Park, black and white, fine art print, jackson hole, wyoming
Moraine Lake Reflection, Banff Nationa Park, Black and White, fine art print, reflection, canadian rockies, valley of the ten peaks,
Atrani, Italy, five masted schooner, royal clipper, clipper ship, antiquity, village, black and white, amalfi coast,
Fall Creek Falls, Swan Valley, Idaho, black and White, fine art print, snake river, autumn
Cowboy hat, log cabing, open window, old, derlict, grand teton National park
buckrail fence, grand tetons, grand teton national park, black and white, fine art print, jackson hole, wyoming
Fumore, amalfi coast, black and white, fine art print, italy, bridge,
thunderstorm, jackson hole, wyoming, grand teton National Park, snake river, black and white, fine art print,
Historical, Bar BC guest ranch, Grand Teton National Park, black and white, fine art print, derlict, old log cabin, grand tetons, jagged peaks, tall mountains
Oxbow Bend, autumn, black and white, grand teton range, Mount Moran, aspen trees, snake river, garnd teton national park, black sky, black and white, fine art print, Jackson Hole, wyoming
cliff house, royal clipper, tall ship, departure, amalfi coast, antiquity, history, amalfi coast, italy, black and white, fine art prints, italy
Thunderstorm, snake river, aspen tree, dramatic sky, jackson hole, wyoming, grand teton National park, wyoming
texture, treestump, jagged, grand tetons, black and white, fine art print, jackson hole, wyoming
Shane cabin, landscape, thunderstorm, grand tetons, grand teton national park, jackson hole, wyoming, old west, black and white, fine art print

Black and White Photography ~

Grand Tetons, grey scale, jackson hole, Grand Teton national park, wyoming
The Grand Tetons

Black and white photography isn’t something I shoot, it is something I do.  I shoot the photos in full living color; however, when I am post processing the captured images, I find some images that lend themselves to black and white processing.

Back in the old days we would put black and white film in our cameras, then for different desired effects we would put different colored filters over the lens.  Keep in mind, this is black and white film, all the colored filters did was change the spectrum of the light reaching the film. For example, a red filter cuts some of the blue light from the sky while still letting through the red component of the white light reflected from clouds. This resulted in darker skies, which emphasize the clouds. Blue, green, yellow, and orange filters were used to optimize different spectrums of light.   In the old days, we had to be more purposeful.

Ideally black and white photos include a whole gamut of grays. Normally, I look for subjects that will translate into a range of tones from black too white. Fine detail, or strong textures such as weather-beaten stone, foliage, or clouds, give black-and-white shots depth and interest. Strong side lighting is perfect for bringing out the texture in any subject. When I find such detail I do a black and white conversion.

Bar BC Guest Ranch, derelict homestead, grand teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Derelict Bar BC Guest Ranch

Today our digital files have a ton if light information in them- colored light. During conversion, the gamut of grays is translated from the gamut of color.  In post-processing, we can exclude some of the color of the file. With digital I can still apply the equivalent of a colored filter for black and white, but I do it after the photo is taken instead of before. The process is not quite equivalent to film, but certainly very similar in principle.

The absence of color does not mean there is no color. Black and white is a choice—and this choice often calls attention to the color that is not there. A black and white image potentially shows a range from very white too very black.

In an age of digital photography, some still appreciate the visual impact and elegance of black and white photography.  One of the most common reasons people desire black, and white black Images on for home decor is because it lends a certain timeless quality to the images. This is because we still think of black and white as being a throwback to the photographic past.