Layers in Nature - v2 B&W

Returning to the Palouse for a bit as I continue to work through hundreds of photos. This was from 'Day 2.' We spotted this row of trees and Jane did a quick stop on the side of the road. It ended up being one of my favorite spots of the day. I ended up having a hard time choosing between b&w or color for this scene, so posted two versions - color is here: https://365project.org/taffy/365/2018-05-17
Thanks for all your funny comments on my window washer post! And yes, I was properly dressed, thank goodness! And, I actually had notice, but had forgotten that window washing was happening that day.
This is very nice, but I prefer the other. For me this one is harder to read with the monochrome and slightly different composition
posted May 19th, 2018  
This is amazing Taffy I actually prefer this one but I do like B&W. It took me a moment to work it out. I saw this before the coloured one and at first glance I thought it was a beach and a huge wave! It's been a long day!! The sky with those layers is very effective Fav
posted May 19th, 2018  
I think this b & w version has got the edge on the coloured one. It really brings out the different textures and that amazing sky.
posted May 19th, 2018  
Quite an incredible capture and stunning image!
posted May 19th, 2018  
Fabulous...Fav
posted May 19th, 2018  
Sooo good. A big applause and a big fav!
posted May 19th, 2018  
Fabulous layers and composition. Fav!! 😀
posted May 19th, 2018  
What can I say but a fav from me!
posted May 19th, 2018  
Wonderful!! Love it!! Fav!
posted May 19th, 2018  
absolutely stunning. interesting to me that the land is calm and the sky going all out ;)
posted May 19th, 2018  
I haven't looked at the colour yet & I am always a colour fan, once I've seen a colour version I am sold but must admit this looks like it can't be bettered to me at this minute, a big fave! These trees look like they are going to be swamped by a massive wave! On to the other version now!
posted May 19th, 2018  
Wow I love the b&w version!
posted May 19th, 2018  
Fabulous layers :)
posted May 19th, 2018  
Awesome picture.
posted May 19th, 2018  
This is amazing fav
posted May 19th, 2018  
Fabulous shot. Fav
posted May 19th, 2018  
Fascinating :)
posted May 19th, 2018  
Beautiful B&W shot with great layers.
posted May 20th, 2018  
I was quite surprised when I opened this one after seeing the colored one, at all the texture in the sky and how the sky really stands out.
posted May 20th, 2018  
so pleased I could also see it in colour to "read" the sky...what an amazing sky.
posted May 20th, 2018  
I like both of them equally, but to me they are two different images with different strengths. Both are excellent. I see the coloured image as a particularly interesting and visually pleasing landscape and the b&w as an artistic interpretation of that landscape that emphasises the textures and light/shade. If I had to choose, I'd have to consider carefully where to hang it and/or show it, the context dictates the choice.
posted May 20th, 2018  
I am voting for the black & white... what a stunner. Love the sky and the curves of the hills.
posted May 20th, 2018  
Extraordinary photo :)
posted May 20th, 2018  
I almost posted this tod@y in color! Marnie describes the differences perfectly
posted May 20th, 2018  
Wow - fav
posted May 20th, 2018  
This made me think of the definition of "Surreal" - it just gave the impression of waves above a desert. What a fabulous find. It will interesting to see if it loses that impression in the colour version.
posted May 20th, 2018  
This is fabulous. It looks as if you've painted in the clouds. They are splendidly wispy!
posted May 20th, 2018  
Fantastic, but can you please explain the Palouse?
posted May 20th, 2018  
@busylady Thanks! The Palouse is an area of agriculture in eastern Washington state in the US. It's almost at the border of Washington and Idaho. It's known for it's spectacular lighting, rolling hills, and gorgeous colors from the different kinds of wheats, canola, peas, etc. We were there before all the plants had grown (mid-Spring) so we didn't have the color that we'd have seen in summer and fall, but still were quite amazed at the landscapes.
posted May 20th, 2018  
Awesome shot and processing. Wonderful patterns and focus.
posted May 20th, 2018  
Like this one especially, somehow more intriguing with all the layers, spent some time looking at this... fav
posted May 20th, 2018  
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