New Zealand – MT Cook

I mentioned in my last postthat I was distracted on my way to the “Lifetime Image,” This was what distracted me. I loved the sky, fresh snow on the mountains and the mossy foreground with the big rock. I chose to make the mossy foreground look like snow in the conversion as I felt it added the contrast necessary to make it pop. Remember to click on the image to make it bigger.


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  1. Stephan Dietrich June 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    An amazing moment witnessed, seen and captured brilliantly! It does give the image a snow feel and pop! When it works … it works!

    Visualizing in color and visualizing in b&w! Visualizing and processing in the mind and feeling what the final process will be! Great post and lifetime considerations!

  2. Felice June 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    Powerful and beautiful!

  3. Brenda June 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm #

    I am curious about the choice of Black and White for many of your NZ pictures, John. I love them, but wondered what your thought process was behind that…

    • JB June 16, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

      Hello Brenda, for the previous image, it was a gray type of day, rather monochromatic so it fit. This image was taken about an hour before that one and there was some blue sky as you can see in the distance. Not much light on the land though and that pushed me to explore the B&W conversion. Add to that, I’ve been drawn to B&W more and more recently. It is what I grew up doing in a darkroom. 🙂

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