Golden Gate Bridge in Black and White

There is a 5 day challenge going on on Facebook where people are nominated to post a BW photo, 5 days in a row.

I was recently nominated by Mike Schumacher, the president of the Auburn Photography club. He did me a great favor as I am not someone who naturally “sees” in BW. Mike did me a huge favor because, by accepting the challenge, I had to browse my photos with the very specific intent of determining which shots would “work” in BW, something I simply never do.

I’m delighted to say that I found quite a number that seem to “work”, although that is obviously a very subjective point of view.

As many of my shots are HDRs and I am converting the HDR versions into BW – I’m finding that the punchier colors of the HDR process often translate well into BW. I very quickly found myself drawn to images with strong cloud formations as they really became very pronounced in BW.

So I will be posting at least 5 images over the next 5 days. I thought I’d start with this one of the Golden Gate.

Let me know what you think!

Golden Gate Bridge

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