Monochrome or color landscapes?

I always thought that extremely multi-colored landscapes – like the ones I recently photographed in Jujuy and Salta provinces, Northwest Argentina – should only be photographed and published in some way in color. But the results I have obtained in black and white have delighted me.

My procedure is as follows: I shoot with two cameras – a Nikon D500 with a good Sigma DC 17-50mm 1: 2.8 EX HSM lens and a Panasonic Lumix LX100II that has a fabulous lens by Leica DC VARIO-SUMMILUX 1: 1.7-2.8 10.9 -35mm ASPH.

With the two cameras I always photograph in color looking for maximum contrasts and the most vivid colors possible. The images are then converted to black and white using Silver Efex PRO (with just one or the other adjustment) and then I make some final adjustments in Lightroom.

I would love to hear from everyone who can kindly communicate with me about this outcome.

Finally I would like to say that this post was inspired by several posts by Ritchie Roesch (Fuji X Weekly) that can be found right here on WordPress (example: -2 / comment-page-1 / # comment-29233). Ritchie’s monochrome (black and white) images are incredibly wonderful.

Published by Antonio Mozeto

I'm an amateur photographer based in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. I used to make photographs since I was about 15-17 years old. My first camera was a Olympus Trip, an analogue camera. Many years after that I switched to several digital cameras. Presently I own a Nikon D500 with a small set of lenses and a Fujifilm X100T 23mm. A few years after my retirement as an university professor, after teaching Environmental Chemistry at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) for 45 years, I decided to invest money and time dedicating myself more seriously to photography. I´ve taken on-line courses as well as I´ve participated to various photography festival across Brazil. By far, my biggest interest is street photography. And in it, I'm interested in portraits, everyday street scenes and architecture.

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