A few weeks ago I was out in Western Kansas on a trip. Just south of Quinter, Kansas, is a chalk formation called “Castle Rock”. All around it are these formations, which made for an interesting view with the clouds in the sky. I immediately thought of Black and White for this photo, because it really looked post-apocalyptic to me. The contrast was amazing, and with the clouds, it really has a sinister feel to it. Each shadow really stands out, giving great texture to the formations. Hope you all enjoy this photo!
Castle Rock Wasteland B&W
Today was quite sunny in Kansas. Then we started getting some clouds rolling in. So, my wife and I jumped into the car and headed out for pictures. The clouds broke up as we were driving past this pasture with a lone tree against the horizon, so I had to take the photo. I thought the B&W made it much more interesting. What do you think?
Lone Tree on a Sunny Day
July of 2011, my wife’s family and I went to South Dakota to Mount Rushmore for the Fourth of July. On the way, we stopped by Chimney Rock near Bayard, Nebraska. Chimney Rock was a major landmark on some of the trails West. Reaching out of the plains of Western Nebraska, it caused me to think back to the way things were, and the hardships that pioneers faced in their treks to the West. I felt that the Black and White really made it stand out and seem much more stark, which really added to the way I felt when I was there. Hope you all enjoy!
On this one, I am having a tough time deciding which one I prefer. I think I have decided that Monument Rocks are stunning in BOTH color as well as Black & White. Either way, I really enjoyed the rays of the sun peeking around the rocks to greet the World. What do you think?
B&W Monument Rocks Peeking Sun
Monument Rocks Peeking Sun
As I’m sure you know by now, I was completely impressed with this trip to Monument Rocks. They area series of Chalk Formations with lots of fossils throughout the soil. This gives them a very light appearance, and with the shadows and the sun, made for some interesting contrasts for the Black & White Photos. Just for size comparison, some of these are over 60 feet high. Hope you enjoy!
Monument Rocks B&W Panorama