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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby vonmackle » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:45 am

Longs Peak from Mt Lady Washington. With all the amazing colors found in pictures shot in pre-dawn light, I had never really considered converting them to black and white. I love the really soft shadows this light creates. I'm going to have to do this more often.

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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby Kiefer » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:18 pm

Wow! Some killer shots on this thread!
That Long's Peak shot, vonmackle is pretty sweet!

Jim, you should start selling some of those climbing shots. 8)
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:24 pm

Kiefer, thanks.

Vonmackle, have to agree with Kiefer - nice B&W of the Diamond!


Here's another shot from yesterday's bike ride. The weather has made for some fun snapshots.


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Pikes Peak foothills, September 15, 2011.

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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby Johnson » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:42 pm

vonmackle wrote:Here are a couple of perspectives of Angels Landing in Zion National Park. The first is a view of Angels Landing from Scout Lookout.

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The second image was taken about 50 yards away and shows quite a contrasting view...


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This is so stark and defiled.
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby Neil » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:38 pm

As a total amateur, I can't compete with most of these stunning shots, but I still wanted to offer a few. Here is a storm over the Mosquito Range from the west and my friend Chad strolling between Mount Buckskin's southest and northwest summits. Thanks for sharing all of your photos!

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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:13 pm

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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby Mark Curtis » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:47 pm

Neil wrote:As a total amateur, I can't compete with most of these stunning shots, but I still wanted to offer a few.


Neil, most of us are amateurs too. It's not about competing, it's about inclusion......so please post more. This is a casual topic as I see it.....and I don't think anyone has been critiquing in an anything but positive fashion (unless that was requested by the poster to be more instructively critical). At the same time, I think we are fortunate to have a couple of professionals posting.....as well as some very advanced amateurs with a real passion for landscape photography. As you stated, so many of the shots are simply stunning.

I really like both of your shots. Each evokes a mood that I can relate to greatly. And the perspective on the mountain ridge is perfect for the contemplative posture of the climber. Nicely done. 8)

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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby myfeetrock » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:43 pm

I was up in the flat tops last winter and thought this was a cool shot.
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby Neil » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:42 pm

Thanks for the kind words Mark...they are sincerely appreciated. And I agree that this is a great thread that is certainly about inclusion, a reminder which I also appreciate.
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby vonmackle » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:38 am

Kiefer & Jim- Thanks for the compliments.

This is a great thread, and thanks to everbody for sharing all of your great photos. Keep them coming!
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby vonmackle » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:40 am

Johnson wrote:
vonmackle wrote:Here are a couple of perspectives of Angels Landing in Zion National Park. The first is a view of Angels Landing from Scout Lookout.

AngelsLanding4614-SM.jpg



The second image was taken about 50 yards away and shows quite a contrasting view...


AngelWaste4606-SM.jpg


This is so stark and defiled.


I must say...it smelled about as good as it looked.
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Re: Let's see your black & whites!!

Postby highpilgrim » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:53 am

Kimo did it better, but another of his Shakespeare trees...

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