In the midst of recent wedding editing, I got restless and decided to take a look at some of my older stuff from a road trip I took a few years back. I wanted to try converting some images to black and white in Adobe Lightroom 3 (now that I have it) with my new amazingly fast computer (now that I have it). The idea of converting to black and white occurs to me about .05% of the time when I’m working on landscapes, but that’s probably because any extra editing was so agonizingly slow before my upgrades.
I’m glad that I decided to go back through an entire trip of landscapes, because that seemed to rekindle my desire to work more in black and white. In fact, I found that I liked some of my photos much more than I ever did in color. A few have that Ansel Adams kind of feel that I’ve always liked. Now I’m anxious to find and convert some other color photos that I remember as having potential, but not making the cut.
Here are a few black and white converted photos that I found in my most recent Southwest road trip library. I’ll be printing these soon!