DougJ said:Why, oh why, would you show something from Death Valley (very recent) in black and white?
may give you an answer.
The Fred Miranda web site is one of my favourite haunts.
kkolbus said:Why black and white? Ansel Adams, one of the all-time great photog's, never shot a picture in color. While color can be spectacular for many subjects, the nuances of highlight, shadow, texture and many more things are lost in the great splashes of color for many select subjects. As Jim said, try them in b/w or even a sepia or selenium (blue) tone to capture the apparent age of your subject. You may be pleasantly surprised. The wooden wagon is an excellent example.
Lorna said:That is an outstanding BW and the setup. Jim I like both of yours, they are great shots. I have never taken BW but some of my family really take some great BW. Ned used to do BW and do his own developing. Guess if I wanted to take BW I would have to take some classes and since I have never had any formal training in photography that would be a whole new experience. I like making pictures not just taking them.