Because of the poor quality of some of the Tracy Arm photos, I rendered them in Black and White. As often is the case, someone liked them, and suggested more pictures were excellent candidates for decoloration. I’m not sure if he preferred the B&W version, or that some of the color photos were so bad, he was suggesting they too could have been converted to B&W to improve them.
Regardless, it got me to thinking . . . what if my destiny is to become the next Ansel Adams, and I fail it to achieve greatness because I mostly show color shots? Chills ran down my spine; a strong spine, with integrity, honor, and a streak of stubbornness a mile . . . .er . . . let’s just stop at honor, shall we?
Now, many post-processing programs have canned conversions to B&W, but I’m seldom happy with how they look. In addition, different photos present different opportunities for B&W renderings. However, as I am pressed for time, I used the same conversion on all the photos. The only allowance I made is in choosing which photos might make good candidates. Hope you agree.
For those who might want to check out the larger, better versions of the photographs, the SmugMug gallery can be found HERE. Looking at them, I think Ansel’s legacy is in no danger from being eclipsed by any of my efforts.
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