Landscape Escape in Monochrome


“Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.”

~Eliot Erwitt

 

Landscape, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Fujifilm, Nikon, Nature, Environment

Wheat Field, The Palouse

 

Landscape, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Fujifilm, Nikon, Nature, Environment

Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, NM

 

Landscape, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Fujifilm, Nikon, Nature, Environment

Oak in Winter, Napa

 

Landscape, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Fujifilm, Nikon, Nature, Environment

Half Dome and Trees, Yosemite

 

โ€œTo see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.โ€

~ Andri Cauldwell

 

Landscape, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Fujifilm, Nikon, Nature, Environment

Tide Line, Baker Beach

 

Landscape, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Fujifilm, Nikon, Nature, Environment

Aspens, Snowmass, CO

 

 

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84 comments

  1. This was indeed a “delight for the soul,” Jane. Thanks so much for these moving B&W photos, outstanding sights.

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  2. These are all so fabulous … each one a masterpiece in B&W!

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  3. The fields look so incredible in black and white. ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. Oh, man. Your B&W processing is GLORIOUS. Every picture here simply GLOWS. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. wonderful contrasts despite everything in b&w Jane. Love the tree especially and the beach in front of the bridge

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  6. You’re very welcome Jane. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. This is a beautiful offering, Jane. The first photograph gets a wow! It’s so beautifully toned. Your Half Dome is stunning with those trees in silhouette in front of it. The mood you set in “Tide Line” is well done – subtly quiet and spacious. Beautiful. They all show your care and attention to detail. It’s a masterful series!

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  8. Nice. GGB shrouded in fog on gray days is always epic.

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  9. All are excellent photos, but I love the first one. I imagine it looks great in color too, but in Black and White you get the detail on the wheat and the contrast in the clouds and sky. Great shot.

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    • Hi Jeff, Thank you! Happy you enjoyed these. I do love the Palouse shots in color but agree, the details in the wheat really shine in monochrome. Appreciate your thoughts on it. Have really been enjoying your Oklahoma series! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. I *loved* this collection. Even without seeing the original coloured versions I can see how they would be more powerful in B&W.
    Alison

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  11. Wonderful images – and the aspens are particularly amazing!

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  12. My phone is always set to black and white by default, have a toggle to turn the color on haha. Nice to know I’m already seeing the photos as intended!

    These are absolutely gorgeous. The wheat field reminds me of the farmlands around my city, very familiar and cozy feeling for me! Reminds me of many a long drive.

    Something I’ve learned from having my phone this way, when I’m snapping quick photos, is that if it looks good in monochrome it’s probably a good photo with color too. You have to focus on just the values and the composition with no shiny colorful distractions! And if the colors clash too much well hey that’s what editing is for lol!

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    • Hi Ari October, Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment and for your visit. I never thought about setting my phone to b&w…that’s an interesting idea! Glad you enjoyed the Palouse image…perhaps you live near that region. Appreciate you sharing your thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Absolutely fantastic, Jane. Especially the birches ๐Ÿ‘ I also love the opening quote. Very true!

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  14. awesome b&w’s….fabulous…

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  15. Fabulous! I love the aspens and of course it’s hard to beat Yosemite for landscape photos – but I think your Abiquiu shot does exactly that ๐Ÿ˜ฎ And I’ve always liked that Eliot Erwitt quote, I think it sums up the difference perfectly.

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    • Hi Sarah, Thanks! Certain landscapes sure call out for B&W and Abiquiu is a great example with its white rock formations. What a cool place. Happy you enjoyed these–and agree, I love Erwitt’s quote, too, for that reason. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. I love the wheat fields of the Palouse. Before the wheat turns yellow and itโ€™s tall and green, nothing smells better! Have you been to Steptoe Butte out there?

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  17. Splendid images, Jane. The Palouse wheat fields, all tones and textures as seen by you and the Aspens are my favourites

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  18. These pics are fantastic, so atmospheric

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  19. Beautiful series of black and white photographs.

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  20. Beautiful photographs!

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  21. Mono can work so well done properly, these are superb examples!

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  22. I am always amazed by the power of black and white recordings.
    Beautiful images, I love them Jane !

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  23. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ“ท perfect

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  24. Absolutely wonderful, Jane. All of them. And the quotes perfectly true. The wheat field accompanied by those clouds – would be a gem on my wall. But indeed – all of them would. Thank you for being in this world and making it more peaceful for the soul.

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  25. That oak needed a friend and found one in you!

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  26. Hi Jane! These are splendid, hard to pick a fav! Excellent monochrome tonality and composition. Perhaps the Wheat Field, The Palouse is my fav, I love the wheat tonality, demisting into the distant landscape. The Palouse is on my bucket list!

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  27. Stunningly simply gorgeous Jane.

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  28. Wow. Your photos here are outstanding.

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  29. Super in black and white, love the high contrast and sharp delineation.

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  30. excellent opening shot of the wheat field Jane! I suspect a red filter? You probably already know this but you get maximum saturation looking northward and the least looking south. (in the northern hemisphere)

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    • Hi Wayne, Yes! Red filter– you nailed another shot with the filter, too, as I recall. You are good. Unlike you, I am direction challenged…but I understand why this is true…I think. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you enjoyed the shots, thanks very much.

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  31. Take me to Yosemite! Simply fabulous in black and white, Jane.

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  32. Besides the wonderful photos, the quotes gave me pause for thought. Youโ€™ve shared Ansley Adams-like beauties.

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  33. Lordy, what a gift you have, Jane. Stunning photos. I can lose myself in every one of them.
    I never knew about the Palouse region until I saw your photos and it is one I hope to see one day in person… those rolling hills are so lovely. Thanks for sharing your art. โค

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  34. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  35. Nice series. I’m in particulat, fond of aspen and Palouse’s wheat field. Well done, Jane.

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  36. Lovely to be reminded of our visit to Plaza Blanca ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  37. Lovely to be reminded of our visit to Plaza Blanca ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  38. Spectacular work Jane ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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