Saturday, November 5, 2016

Arches in Black and White

Rain is rare in Arches National Park, but on one of the two days I was there in September (as photography coach for a Road Scholar photo tour) it was overcast and raining intermittently.  Consequently, the familiar Arches color combination of ochre sandstone and blue sky wasn't available -- it was all shades of gray.

"When you lose the light, shoot black and white."  I don't know who said that, but when I got around to processing my images from the trip (of which this is the first report), it made sense to convert the rainy-day Arches images to black and white.  Here (and above) are a few examples, most from the Park Avenue section of Arches:

And, yes, there was an arch.  This is Skyline Arch from a distance (with one of our intrepid Road Scholars working on a cool reflection shot in the pool of water) . . .

and this is Skyline Arch from below:

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  1. A striking composition and love the cool steel tone. Would look great on metal for the wall!

  2. Lance, I like the new techniques you are using, bringing out the contrast adds to the drama of the composition - and the water in the small pools make the images extra special. well done / Barry