Black & White Photography In The Grand Tetons

I need a distraction from all the pain that I am in. Since no amount of medications are helping, the doctors have recommended that I continue to keep blogging and doing art therapy with my photography. So today is an Ansel Adams inspired day.

Black and white photography has been a long time favorite tool of my own and many photographers to help viewers drive into the details of a dramatic photo.

Who doesn’t love busy bees? I caught this little guy buzzing around the local flowers in Grand Teton National Park and was able to grab a colorful shot during the golden hour.

I love the vivid color, but B&W allows viewers to focus in on the delicate details of the bee. Details that can be overlooked when color is present.

As much as I like this color images, it is rather unremarkable compared to the colors of a sunset or golden hour. B&W amps up the drama by allowing my eyes to details I overlook when color is present.

In celebration of Ansel Adams and his impact upon B&W landscape photography, I am going to share a side by side showing the transformative power of B&W. This photo was shot using a DSLR, (Adobe Camera) Raw format, and developed as black and white image using Adobe Lightroom Classic or Lightroom for Mobile.

Feel free to let me know if you’d like any tips on how to take your day time shots to a dramatic, new level.

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