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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Marshfield Pond VT , Black and White

I was thinking about what to post today on the blog, and while going through my images, I decided to make one of my Fall images into a black and white photograph. I'm a lover of color, and don't usually do much black and white photography but decided to go for something different today.

A good black and white photograph has pronounced shadows and shapes. It also has a good deal of contrast. A good black and white image also has white "whites", black "blacks", and various tones of gray. I decided that I would give one of the Fall images I made after sunrise at Marshfield Pond in VT a go with black and white processing. I used Nik's Silver Effex Pro2.

I was fairly happy with the result.


  1. I like what you've done with this, Carol. I think it's always a good idea to at least consider an out-of-the-box approach, and b&w post-processing of a fall color image definitely qualifies.

    A PP suggestion, if I may: if you haven't already, you might consider a selective (i.e. control point-enabled) darkening/contrast enhancement of the sky and its reflection. Just a thought.

  2. Hi Kerry. Thanks for the suggestion. I will give it a try when I have time and email it to you to see.