Summer thunderstorms this year have been creating many interesting photo opportunities for me.
I find many interesting black and white photo opportunities to record after colorful leaves have fallen from their temporary “homes.”
Here’s a mix of different themed photos I recently made. All with wonderful Fujifim mirrorless gear.
A foggy day often makes it possible to get nice photos of the sun. It began when I looked outside and saw fog and mist covering nearby trees. I didn’t see the hidden sun until I went outside. Glad I did. I used a Fujifilm 55-200mm lens.
Being a somewhat “older” enthusiast photographer, with experience in magazine publishing, I learned that many articles I wrote and edited benefitted more with black and white images versus color. I’ve been having fun going back into my archives and converting images to B&W. I found a free Lightroom Preset that helps.
You got to love Black and White. Many of us began that way on film. Much easier today with digital.
I recall my last visit to the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum in Ferrum, Virginia. It’s a photographers treasure trove of compositions. The above image, and the next one, are from there. The last image is not. The colorful barn located along the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of my favorites. However, today the barn is in poor condition and the paint has faded to where “color” is only a wish. I’m so glad I was able to make this image when the scene was perfect for me. This aspect of photography is what I love the most. Being able to go back through our archives to view how things were. Memories.