Accentuating the Essentials | Nature in Black and White Photography

I continually return to black and white as my favorite method of presenting my nature and landscape photographs. Perhaps it’s because it’s buried so deep in my roots as a photographer, having started down the photographic path so many years ago with an old Pentax, rolls of tri-x film and a homemade black and white darkroom.

The following is a recent black and white conversion of a springtime image captured on a morning in May 2010 deep in the sandstone recesses of Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve, located in Hocking Hills. The soft light of the forest floor resulted in a wonderful range of tones.

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