Canadian Rockies in Black and White

Winter snow landscape is probably one of the most appropriate subjects and backgrounds for black and white photography. One obvious reason is the extreme white of snow that tends to make things around it in strong contrast in terms of light. Another reason is that snow cover tends to smooth out the surface of many things and provides a different kind of surface that not only simplifies what can be seen but also shows shadows very well. So, if you want to take photos of snow landscape at the time other than sunrise or sunset, think of black and white photography. And then, in post processing your photos, make good use of the red channel, which tends to give your black and white photos better contrast (according to my taste) than other channels.

Here are some of the black and white photographs I made with the color images I took in my recent trip to the Rockies:










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