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monochrome landscapes

When first starting b&w work, I didn’t intend to make landscapes. I wanted to concentrate on types of image that needed monochrome to work,  and wasn’t at all sure that after years of working at colour landscapes I’d “see” a  b&w opportunity. But I guess it just kind of happened.

When using film, I tended not to shoot the same scene in colour and in b&w, so  most of my monochromes were a decisive choice in favour of b&w. that decision made before exposure.  In general I was happy with the choices I made,  and it was rare that I had any regrets afterwards.   

 Adopting digital cameras changed all this to a large extent since you don't commit to a colour or B&W execution until after you've made the exposure and had chance to think about it afterwards. I do still generally have a very clear conception of whether the photograph will be colour or b&w before exposure, But now  I can change my opinion after the event, and sometimes -  to my surprise - a photograph I expose thinking *colour*  ends up as b&w.  The reverse is a rare occurrence.  



01 Big sky near Fludir, Iceland
02 Aspens near Maroon Bells, Colorado
03 Boats at Aber Wrac’h, Brittany
04 Eastern Sierra, California
05 Gulfoss, close by. Iceland
06 Near Belford, Northumberland
07 Dordogne
08 Rowboat, Lewis, Hebrides
09  Asymmetric Tree, Windsor Great Park
10 Hvita, Iceland
11 Fishing Platform, Gironde, France
12 Myers Beach, Oregon
13 Symmetrical tree, Windsor Great Park
14 The Coquille Light, Bandon, Oregon
15 Morecambe Bay, Lancashire
16 Myers Beach, Pistol River, Oregon
17 Jetty, St Malo, Brittany
18 San Joaquin Delta, California
19 Reeds in fog, Delta, California
20  Etretat, night
21  Pine Creek Fire aftermath
22 Elegant tree, near Leyburn, Yorkshire
23 Fog, Virginia Water, Surrey
24 Mont Saint Michel, Normandy
25 Old Stone Jetty, Margate, Kent
26  Ripple Creek Pass, Colorado
27  Brancaster,  Norfolk
28  Montana Snows
29    Dragons Back ricefields, Longji, China
30   Red Mountain Pass, Colorado
31  Dynjandi 2,  Iceland
32 Ross Back Sands
33  Pine Creek Fire aftermath2
34  New York City
35   Erice, Sicily in the early morning
36.   Dettifoss   Iceland
37.    Bisti Badlands   New Mexico
38.   Luskentire  Scotland
39. Silverton Durango railroad
40. Road to the Great Sand Dunes   Colorado

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