Layers in Nature - v2 B&W by taffy

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
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
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.
May 19th, 2018  
Quite an incredible capture and stunning image!
May 19th, 2018  
Fabulous...Fav
May 19th, 2018  
Sooo good. A big applause and a big fav!
May 19th, 2018  
Fabulous layers and composition. Fav!! 😀
May 19th, 2018  
What can I say but a fav from me!
May 19th, 2018  
Wonderful!! Love it!! Fav!
May 19th, 2018  
absolutely stunning. interesting to me that the land is calm and the sky going all out ;)
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!
May 19th, 2018  
Wow I love the b&w version!
May 19th, 2018  
Fabulous layers :)
May 19th, 2018  
Awesome picture.
May 19th, 2018  
This is amazing fav
May 19th, 2018  
Fabulous shot. Fav
May 19th, 2018  
Fascinating :)
May 19th, 2018  
Beautiful B&W shot with great layers.
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.
May 20th, 2018  
so pleased I could also see it in colour to "read" the sky...what an amazing sky.
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.
May 20th, 2018  
I am voting for the black & white... what a stunner. Love the sky and the curves of the hills.
May 20th, 2018  
Extraordinary photo :)
May 20th, 2018  
I almost posted this tod@y in color! Marnie describes the differences perfectly
May 20th, 2018  
Wow - fav
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.
May 20th, 2018  
This is fabulous. It looks as if you've painted in the clouds. They are splendidly wispy!
May 20th, 2018  
Fantastic, but can you please explain the Palouse?
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.
May 20th, 2018  
Awesome shot and processing. Wonderful patterns and focus.
May 20th, 2018  
Like this one especially, somehow more intriguing with all the layers, spent some time looking at this... fav
May 20th, 2018  
The colour version is striking too, but I prefer this one. The layers are more noticeable. I love the sky!
May 20th, 2018  
Both versions are stunning, but I prefer this one, the scene looks more dramatic in b&w.
May 20th, 2018  
Incredible shot. Fav. Must now look at the other one.
May 20th, 2018  
Wow! I visited this area a few years ago and the fires made it so hazy I couldn't get good shadows so everything looked flat. This is gorgeous. I vote for this b&w one.
May 20th, 2018  
Wow...looks like a tsunami of clouds rolling in...FAVorite!
May 20th, 2018  
Wow...just wow! xx
May 20th, 2018  
amazing layers, Taffy
May 20th, 2018  
This has simply luscious. I like the combination of the lines and curves. The clouds snap in B&W with a greater degree than color. The textures are exceptional. Fav.
May 20th, 2018  
Oh my that sky! Reminds me of the rolling dust storms in a West Texas in the 1950’s!
May 21st, 2018  
@ksmale That's a shame. We didn't have the best weather, but there were enough spans of opportunity to make it a wonderful photo trip. I hope you get back there!
May 21st, 2018  
Those layers of cloud are just extraordinary.
May 21st, 2018  
I like both versions, The colour has the advantage that the thin strip of cloud at the top does not distract, yet in the mono I feel cropping the cloud at the top would enhance the image as the brightness of that thin layer pulls the eye away from the interest in the lower part of the image.
May 21st, 2018  
I prefer this photo over your color photo There are so many shades of grey that identify so many parts of this photo. Great capture, Taffy. FAV
May 22nd, 2018  
Very different perspective and feel. I guess it depends on my mood as to which one I like the best. The colour shot is very soothing.
May 23rd, 2018  
Generally I favor b & w but on this one I favor the color
May 23rd, 2018  
I really do like black and white landscapes and this is my favourite despite the vibrant and varying colours of the fields in the other. Quite stunning - and I nearly missed it all together! Just love the line of clouds that matches the line of trees.
May 24th, 2018  
Stunning.
May 29th, 2018  
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