I've been playing around with the B + W conversion process, and trying to learn some new ways to get from color to contrasty black and white. Here' a result from one image, shot at sunset at Donner Lake, what do you guys think?
I would love to have had a bit more light on the hills in the background at the top, but no such luck as the sun disappeared.
Anyway, thanks for having a look!
I don't agree. As it is, the background is menacing and a further development of the significance of the ice in the foreground. If the background were bright it would be a completely different, perhaps prettier picture, but probably not nearly as striking. It's a fine shot as is. Good shooting, Grant.