During our trip to Windsor Castle in September, 2021, I was fascinated by the wide variety of windows. They presented a great opportunity to focus on more B&W photography. I hope you enjoy the many Windows of Windsor.
I had the opportunity to spend four days on the Oregon coast with longtime friend and colleague, Cary Sneider, who I first met when working at the Lawerence Hall of Science at UC, Berkeley in the 1970s. We had a great time walking trails and meandering along beaches, with no one hurrying us to finish.
The trip provided a great opportunity to continue my quest to develop my B&W photography skills. Below I’ve paired the original color photograph with the cropped B&W version. You decide which you like best.
I’ll start with the best photo of the trip. We watched a blue heron looking for food along the edge of the Nehalem River. We got plenty of photos of it standing still, but we kept waiting for it to fly. It was a patient hunter. It finally flew after about 20 minutes of waiting.
The two birds below stayed near us for at least five minutes, almost as if they wanted their photo taken.
Let’s see what you think about the rest of the photograph pairs?
I hope you enjoyed this virtual trip to the Oregon coast and liked deciding what types of scenes make the best B&W photos.
Continuing my pandemic resolution to do more B&W photography, I went back to some of our travels to find events that lend themselves to enjoy in B&W. One of our favorite trips was to the Freycinet Peninsula, 120 miles north of Hobart in Tasmania. If you love the Northwest like Leila and I do, you feel right at home with the dramatic headlands and cool temperatures, but with more sand beaches. The regular winds made for beautiful beach sculptures, and we even saw signs of the elusive Tasmanian Devil.
See more B&W photos in my previous post – From Blue Herons to Driftwood Sculptures
Clouds above the Freycinet Peninsula
Beach Sculpture 1
Beach Sculpture 2
Beach Sculpture 3 — I know it is not all B&W, but this looked so much better with just a little color