California in Black & White

Crane Tree

There was a movement a few months ago that challenged photographers to post Black & White images on Facebook and other social networking media.  It was a bit hit-and-miss, and didn’t really espouse the intricacies and beauty of BW photography.   I am by no means a seasoned BW photographer, but I do love converting some of my images to BW.   The textures, contrast and simplicity somehow have a soothing effect on one’s senses.

California has many areas that lend themselves to BW photography – as Ansel Adams so eloquently proved.  My shots below are some locales that I like in BW, albeit not as powerful or eloquent as Mr. Adams’ images.  There isn’t a lot of verbiage with this post – just California locales in Black & White. Continue reading

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