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January 27th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Zabriskie Point. Death Valley. July 5, 2011′ by Bill Leigh Brewer – Death Valley National Park, California

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Black and white image of Zabriskie Point from overhead in Death Valley National Park California landscape
This is one of those shots where I almost feel that I don’t deserve credit for the image. After all, Zabriskie Point is one of the most photographed places in the world. In fact, on this day, I almost skipped it in my drive through Death Valley National Park. I had already shot there on …
January 10th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Klaus Priebe

Posted By Christopher Robinson
San Juan Winter by Klaus Priebe
Today’s Photo of The Day was sent to the Winter Hot Spots Assignment. Getting out and photographing in the cold can be daunting. Klaus Priebe braved the conditions to get this photo in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.
December 17th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Dustin Penman

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Stormy Morning by Dustin Penman
Winter weather creates the opportunity for dramatic landscape photography and along the rugged coast of Washington in the Pacific Northwest, Dustin Penman took advantage of conditions to make this brooding image.
August 6th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Balloons Over Bagan’ by Scott Stulberg – Bagan, Burma (Myanmar)

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Black and white toned Three hot air balloons flying above temples with clouds in Bagan in Burma Myanmar
After traveling frequently to Burma since 2001, I know pretty much where to be and what time to be there to capture this amazing country. On this particular morning in Bagan, I was alone with my guide at my favorite temple and hoping to capture the hot air balloons floating across the sky in a …
July 10th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Island Moon’ by Peter Scott Eide – Between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie on the North Shore of Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Black and white double exposure of moon and landscape along the Great Lakes Lake Superior in Ontario Canada
My photograph titled “Island Moon” was taken along the northern shore of Lake Superior, within Ontario, Canada. This has been a favorite location of mine since I first came upon it well over a decade ago. I continue to use film for all of my photography, and this image was made using in-camera double exposure, …
June 5th, 2013

When the Sky Defines the Composition

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Mallos de Riglos, Spain
The small village of Riglos, on the southern fringes of the Spanish Pyrenees, is not on the way to anywhere, but makes a worthwhile detour, if only for the dramatic rock spires – very popular with Spanish climbers – that rise up behind it. This was a place that demanded more time, and different light, …
May 8th, 2013

Photo of The Day by Judy Cummings

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Early Morning Clouds by Judy Cummings
Judy Cummings’ photo from Valley Of The Gods National Monument is today’s Photo Of The Day. She sent the photo to the Black & White Special Issue Assignment which wrapped up last night.
March 2nd, 2012

In the End What Will You be Known For?

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Kids Destroy Photographic Print by photographer Jay Goodrich
I have witnessed some major changes in photography throughout my career. I remember the days when you had no choice but to get the shot in the camera. If you missed, that was it, the scene was history. You took a chance every day that you set out on an assignment or a project with …
February 27th, 2012

B&W to the Rescue

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Red Mangroves, Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic
Not every landscape picture can (or should) be taken at sunset or sunrise, or in dreamy perfect light.  Sometimes you may find yourself in a remarkable place at a less-than-ideal time of day, or with weather conditions that simply aren’t going to give you stunning light. This was the case with my visit to Los …
December 18th, 2011

The Gift of Light

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Light on Glacial Landscape, Antarctic Peninsula
After almost ten days of clouds and snow ( and sparking the mini-debate on global warming on my previous post) we finally had a brief break in the clouds for a few hours on our way through Antarctica. It was mid-day, with colorless, drab light: hopeless in color, but almost perfect for a black-and-white conversion. …