Sunday, December 19, 2010

Skylands Project - Top 5 B&W Images (ok... 10 images)

This morning I set out to pick my five favorite b&w images I photographed at Skylands in 2010. I really only started shooting b&w at Skylands after I got one of my cameras converted for infrared b&w in the middle of the year. After a late start I did a lot of b&w work there this year. The same subject can change dramatically based on the lighting conditions. Some of the subjects like the little cottage I probably photographed ten times and they all look very different. Whittling these images down to five favorites was a tough task. Somewhere around twenty two it really got tough. I ended up cutting some of my favorite images of the year to get it down to these ten.

Here is where I need your help. Which are your favorites and why? I am curious to see what you think.

Keep Makin' Art!


Victoria Fatum said...

These are all wonderful, Carl. Touch choices, indeed. I think my favorites are:
...the first one because of the sky.
...the second one because of the long look down the water and the scattered lily pads.
...The third one because of the composition... combining the man made with the natural that surrounds it.

All beautiful though, regardless!

Carl said...

Thanks for your view on them. It was incredibly tough that is why there are several that are almost the same in location, but the light changes so much in IR.

Victoria Fatum said...

So I started my best of series... couldn't do a top 10 though... *lol*

Carl said...

Hi Victoria - That is why I have not posted my overall top 10 of 2010 yet. I keep re-arranging them. It has been a great year from a photographic standpoint, but this leads to the problem of how to cut it down to ten. That was why i focused on Skylands first. Now that I am narrowing down to 10 favorites for this year I am struggling with what to keep in and what to take out. I have a couple days left and I am determined to get the list down to my ten personal favorites.

Jerry Deese said...

Wow, Carl. These are simply fantastic.... Amazing stuff, looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2011.