Sundial Peak in Black and White

You might remember a similar photo from a recent post….  Sometimes things look as beautiful, yet strikingly different, in black and white…they simply do.

39 responses

  1. Nut Balls

    Yes, beautiful, indeed. Almost from a different point in time 🙂

    September 11, 2012 at 7:12 am

    • Very much so, Nate…thank you.

      September 12, 2012 at 6:26 am

  2. Makes me think of Ansel Adams. And then I start wishing I had 3 or 4 or his photos hanging on my walls.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:21 am

    • Those would be treasures, Allen…I like the reference. 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

  3. John Smith

    To be honest I think that the New Hampshire Gardner ought to hang your picture on his wall Scott, it’s just as good as Mr A Adams…..a timeless quality…love the vignetting.

    September 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

    • I’d definitely hang Scott’s photo on the wall, but I’ve always wanted an original Ansel Adams. Not very likely to happen, I know.

      September 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      • Thank you, Allen. 🙂

        September 12, 2012 at 6:30 am

      • Ah, me too……there’s something about an original that a copy just doesn’t have…….nice of you to get back…

        September 12, 2012 at 8:32 am

    • You’re very kind, John…thank you.

      September 12, 2012 at 6:29 am

  4. Great work Scott! The image has a certain stillness and quietness that is very peaceful.

    September 11, 2012 at 9:57 am

    • Thank you, Nancy…it was very still and quiet up there that morning…only a few people were there and they seemed to be the type to respect such qualities of the place.

      September 12, 2012 at 6:31 am

  5. I agree with John. I was thinking, “Ansel Adams” when I saw it! 🙂

    September 11, 2012 at 10:17 am

    • You’re precious, George. Thank you. 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 6:31 am

  6. Looks great in black and white!

    September 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 6:32 am

  7. Fantastic. The eye zig-zags across the image from bottom to top. Wonderful composition.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

    • Thank you, Karen…I like those angles, too. 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 6:33 am

  8. settleandchase


    September 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    • Thank you, Cath.

      September 12, 2012 at 6:33 am

  9. Ode … “There you stand, still strong and proud, Old Man of the Mount. Even as you crumble from storms of millenia past, still you stand majestically, always vigilant watching over your domain”.

    September 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    • Very nice, Steven…thank you. 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 6:34 am

  10. This looks good in B&W – sometimes B&W brings the tonal range to life that looked flat in colour. This is a case in point (I’ve checked back to the similar colour shot). Clever choice, Scott

    September 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    • Thank you, Andy…I appreciate the feedback…more to consider with future shots. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      September 12, 2012 at 6:35 am

  11. This is truly a striking image and you are truly talented.

    September 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    • You’re very kind, Dorann, thank you. 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 6:36 am

  12. GREAT shot – one of your best, in my opinion.

    September 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    • Wow…thank you, Adrian, I appreciate that. 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 6:37 am

  13. Victoria

    Very striking indeed – I love it.

    Landscapes don’t always work in B & W, but this one looks very Ansel Adams-ish.

    I have a book of Ansel’s photos and have to admit some I like and some I don’t. I think it is quite a gift to be able to take a good B & W landscape. There has to be just the right level of black, white & greys in the composition for it to ‘work’. It’s not easy.

    September 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    • I’ve tried different shots in B&W and they don’t all seem to work so well…thank you for the reference to Mr. Adams, Victoria…very nice words. 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 6:39 am

  14. Except that it’s black & white, it is beautiful in its similarity to a picture on my calendar at work hanging up at the moment. By that, I mean, your work is the quality of a professional calendar shot. I hope you’re making money from this art, so you can live by creating it. Beautiful.

    September 12, 2012 at 1:10 am

    • Those are very nice words, Noeleen…thank you…and thank you for visiting, too. 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 6:46 am

  15. It’s a very imposing, even foreboding, monolith, I prefer it with the colour of the water and the trees. Great image though Scott, it feels very different in B+W.

    September 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    • Even with all of that imposing and foreboding, it is so peaceful there. And I agree with you, Finn; I do prefer the color version with the living green that is such a part of the place. Thank you.

      September 13, 2012 at 6:43 am

  16. Jacob Khomyak

    Such majesty and serenity! I was happy to discover your blog a while ago, and no picture ceases to amaze me!
    Especially in this picture I see a place, where seemingly no sound, but that of nature can be heard. I really envy you 🙂
    It’s great to know that people still respect and admire nature. With every chance I get, I escape into the forest nearby, but I really
    wish I could visit places like those in your pictures. I really enjoy your writings also. Thank you 🙂

    September 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    • Such nice words, Jacob…thank you. It’s nice to hear/see that you’ve enjoyed visiting here, the pictures and words. And no, there’s nothing quite like a little retreat into the woods. I used to go there as a child, as well, to escape…to feel alive…to be refreshed. Thank you, again, for visiting and for letting me know you were here. I hope to see you again. 🙂

      September 14, 2012 at 6:55 am

  17. Gorgeous shot! Love the b+w. If you are a match for our online gallery, please be in touch. We’d definitely be interested in featuring you and your work.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    • Hello, Broken Light…thank you for visiting and for leaving such a nice comment. Thank you for the invitation, as well, but I don’t know that I would be a match for your online gallery. I do appreciate your consideration, though. 🙂

      September 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

  18. It looks great in B&W!

    September 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    • Thank you, Fergiemoto…certainly brings a different feel to the scene.

      September 19, 2012 at 6:55 am

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