Usually, I like colour. At least, the portraits I make tend to be in colour. That’s partly because I like colour in itself, and partly because – at least when shooting digital – I’m never really happy with black and white conversions when compared to black and white film. There are now plugins such as Silver Effex Pro which I think work well, but I haven’t devoted the time to learning to use them yet.
But occasionally a landscape or set of weather conditions come together in a way that makes for both good colour and good black and white images. Above and below are a couple of shots taken back in December 2010 when we had very icy and snowy conditions – and on this particular day, fog as well.