Today I was revisiting some of my pictures from earlier in the year. Back in October, my wife and I went to Echo Cliff near Dover, KS. This shot was interesting in color, even with a lot of the trees and leaves in shadow, with the light coming through them. However, I thought the B&W of the same image really accentuated the light and the shadows, which drew me into the picture in a way that I hadn’t seen it before. At any rate, I certainly hope you all enjoy it as well!
Echo Cliff in B&W
I haven’t posted anything in a few days (as I’m sure you’ve noticed). We’ve been busy with life, as life tends to do. But I immediately knew which photo I wanted for this week’s photo challenge. I took this photo while doing some hiking earlier this fall. This is my first ever attempt to do some mixing with Photoshop, so please bear with me. I’m still very much in the learning phase, and appreciate any helpful hints you would like to offer. I am completely thankful for my wonderful wife. We have been married now for 12 years, and every day I find that love her even more. She is wonderful and supportive. Plus, she puts up with me. I am very happy that she is there to share life with me.
Wife in the Woods
Now that the trees are almost all bare, I think back to the fall and I realize how beautiful it was this year. I have not seen so many brightly colored trees here in Kansas in several years, so I enjoy going back through my pictures. This photo is striking to me, because one can see the fall leaves in the foreground, and in the background the bare branches starting to show on the tree from which they fell. It made me realize that not only was I seeing the present, but also that which was to come, all in the same photo. Hope you enjoy it!
Reflections on Fall
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
Fall is definitely in full swing. The leaves are falling faster, and soon they will all be gone.