What Is The Right Answer?


With the hot temps and an extra day added on to this weekend I spent some time in the office sorting through some images from this summer.  When I came across this one of Ross’s Peak it brought back some old memories of the seemingly endless drive on a dirt road from Bozeman to my grandparents ranch nestled in on the North side of the Bridger Mountains.

I decided to work the image a little but not the way I thought I’d finish it when I took it.  When I see a landscape like this with killer clouds and mountains, my first thoughts are to finish it as a black and white but I wanted to play with it in color to see what I could come up with.


Not terrible but with the trees in the foreground being a such a dark green and the shadows in-between them going totally black, the image is very monochromatic.  The longer I looked at it that soft voice up in my head kept repeating black and white, black and white, black and white.  So why not, that’s an quick change by going to Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2 filter in Photoshop and instantly it’s a B&W (the first image).

For me, I think I like the B&W – you decide.

Image captured with a Nikon D3x, Nikkor AF-S 24-70f2.8G

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