I was out a few days ago taking frost pictures. Today’s picture I decided to edit in black and white. Yesterday’s photo was in color, but I thought black and white would be a better choice for this spent dandelion stem:
Since there was a lot of frost on the ground and I really wanted to draw attention to the stem, I cropped this photo pretty severely, making it more of a panorama style image.
The original image was shot using a bracketed exposure. In this case -1, 0, and 1. I combined the three images into one using Photomatix. Photomatix gave me several black and white options, but I chose this one because I thought it gave the image enough sparkle without being over done. Then I did my cropping and sharpening in Aperture.
So what do you think? I welcome your comments below!