B&W Images of Cathedral Gorge

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Discussion:  The lack of color in a photograph better accentuates the light and shadows in a picture. It can help keep you focused on the actual composition and texture of the photo. It allows you to focus on shapes, light and shadows, and perspective, and it can make a unique impression upon the viewer that cannot be seen in traditional color. The lack of color allows a viewer to more vividly visualize depth and contrast. No one has to be an expert to realize when looking at a black and white image, that it is something out of the ordinary.

The six black and white landscape pictures here were all taken at the Cathedral Gorge State Park in Panaca Nevada.  I think you have to agree, that the conversion of the original color photos (seen in Fig. 07 below) to black and white allows these pictures to take on the look and feel of a moonscape or alien-like planet landscapes. The fact that the landscapes found here are almost completely devoid of any living plants or vegetation seem to add to the unworldly feel. Click the link at the bottom of this page to visit the page with full color pictures and a detailed description of this park.
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