It’s Black and White – 2

Leanne Cole Monochrome Madness weekly journey into the world of Black and White is something worth exploring. This was a themed week, and the theme was “shadow(s)”.

Before I go proceed, I had submitted three other photos since my last post (four weeks ago) Here they are; two you know from previous posts and one is a new version of a previous photo.




I struggled a bit with the “shadow(s)” theme . . . I considered going out to shoot something specifically for it, but then I decided I should be able to use stuff I already have.

I first looked at THIS post for inspiration. Specifically, these photos . . .

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“How do those depict shadows?” you ask.

Well, if you take the negative image of the photos . . .



. . . one could sell them as depicting shadow or shadows.

I eventually narrowed it down to two shots from the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire Recap POST.

These are the color photographs . . . 

. . . the first one shows a smoke dragon; that was shot from about four miles away.


The second photo is one of the photos that make up this panorama (shot from about 16 miles away)

26JUN2012_1__DSC5161 County Line one-Processed-Processed-2_DIGIThe two B&W versions are as follows:

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I thought the smoke dragon was the better of the two even though, as far as sheer awesomeness goes, the second view was far more impressive, at least in person. It’s just that the photo does not do justice to the massiveness and darkness of the smoke cloud. 

Anyway, if you are into photography, you should really follow Leanne’s site and read her articles. 

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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10 Responses to It’s Black and White – 2

  1. seekraz says:

    I still remember those photos of yours from the fire…incredible images….and still so, in black and white.


  2. oneowner says:

    Your selection turned out to be one of the better shots in this edition of MM.


  3. Those fire and smoke images are more powerful and even scarier in B&W!
    Great shots, E!
    I hope you win a prize! Are there prizes to win?
    I’ll click on her link.
    HUGS!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      Thanks, and no prizes; just people who like to shoot and show B&W images . . . although these days it’s all electronic (or mostly so) and therefore they probably are all color photos converted into B&W . . . which is perfectly fine.

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  4. That first shot, a baying hound, bounding along, came to mind.
    I agree with the bloke who said the fire pics look scarier in B&W,


  5. AnnMarie says:

    The smoke dragon gets my vote . . . impressively scarier . . .

    Liked by 1 person

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