Thursday, March 12, 2009

Monday Photo Shoot: Black and White

Winter Trail Head

Carly at the blog Ellipsis hosts the Monday Photo Shoot, and her challenge this time is black and white photography. I haven't done too much with that yet, but this is one of my favorites so far.

It sums up this year's winter for me. Black and white were the only colors in the landscape that day, so it seemed natural just to shoot it that way. It was appropriate for the season, too; black for the darkness and killing cold, white for the clarity and stillness that snow brings.

Check out Carly's post at Ellipsis to see more entries: Black & White Photography.

12 comments:

Terri said...

Wow, that's gorgeous. I'm looking forward to some B and W photos too.

Liz said...

A beautiful scene captured with serene silence. Perfect contrast in black and white.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This photo looks GREAT in B&W. ;-)

Tammy said...

So beautiful and peaceful.

Char said...

Great photo. "beautiful and peaceful" says it well.

ramblingwoods.com said...

That does look good in black and white and I am hoping we are done with the white for the season..

Chris said...

Isn't it ironic that the toughest thing about shooting a snow scene is getting a good white balance? That makes me crazy.

Carly said...

Hi Vicki :)

Brrr... a beautiful winter moment, but why do I feel like there might be a ghostie just beyond the trees? :) I can almost hear the sound of the snow smushing as I walk closer to the woods. Smush, smush, smuch, what's beyond the trees? Great photo. Inspiring to the storyteller in me.

Always, Carly

Mike said...

Great shot. I fell cold just looking at it. :)

Wammy said...

I am sitting outside in 74 degree weather and yet when I saw your black and white of winter I had a shiver. It reminds me so much of all the very long winter we lived thru in WI. Very nice!

Jama said...

It's beautiful!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

It's photos like this that make me miss Manlius NY, and wish I could get Back East to the snow -for an hour a year, maybe! Perfect subject for this EMPS!