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
I love Kansas. Lots of people say that Kansas is flat and boring. There are parts that are flat, and some parts that are boring, but the lighting, the storms and sunsets we get, and the contrasts throughout the seasons is stunning, and always brings something new every day. I usually say that in Kansas, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes”. The day I took this photo, the weather was “warm” for December (it was in the mid 50’s farenheit), but it was overcast and a little breezy. While walking around the Governor’s House in Topeka, Kansas, I sat down among some of the prairie grass and took this photo. The darker trees and house in the distance really made the grass stand out, and the coloring of the sky gave another level of contrast I enjoyed. I hope you all enjoy it as well!
Kansas Prairie Grass
I am a big fan of color. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some black and white photographs, but I’ve never been too happy about my photos in B&W. Being a details person, I tend to notice the colors, textures, and overall look, more so than the impact of light and shadows in B&W photos. In an effort to expand my scope and perspective, I have been trying to notice the contrasts created by the light and shadows more, which makes for a much more vivid B&W photo. I hope you all enjoy this one.
Leaf in B&W