I was recently making photos in one of my favorite areas, a state park that is not too far from my home. It was after a long day’s rain and the water flow in the park was vigorous. I had to scramble up a hillside to get to a collection of rocks that I could see had water flowing over them. I liked the images I made on the hill, but the rocks were dark brown and muddy. So the color images just seemed to lack something and I decided to try converting them to black and white.
In this particular instance, I had taken a series of HDR exposures. However, preferring a very natural look to HDR, I processed the image in my new favorite method of dealing with HDR……I imported the 32 bit TIFF back into Lightroom and processed the photo with Lightroom controls as well as a few subsequent curves in Photoshop.
In this instance, I much prefer the black and white image over the color version.
Copyright Howard GrillTags: black and white, McConnell's Mill State Park, nature