Fall: It’s all about the colors

Fall: It’s all about the colors

Or is it?

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one seeing a seemingly never-ending stream of fall-color photos in their social media streams. While they are beautiful, all these images got me thinking about what I can do differently.

Black and white to the rescue. Do you ever think about what it would be like to not see colors?

Typically I ‘see’ images in black and white if that’s the look I’m going for. For the images in this story, I was focused on the colors. It is fall after all. I went out specifically looking for beautiful yellows, reds and oranges. 

I found them too. But, I enjoy doing things differently, especially in my photography. Who wants to be like everyone else? Not me.

Fall with no color?

What happens when you take away the fall color? Amazing things. Shapes and textures come to the forefront. The light becomes more prevalent in the image.

It’s a great time of year to capture the changing of the seasons. Nature has a lot of grace and character as she prepares for winter.

If I head out again before the color is gone, I will deliberately look for subjects and scenes that I know will work well as black-and-white images.

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