Alaska Wildlife in Black & White

June 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The past week I have been watching a Lightroom tutorial series by David duChemin, one of my favorite photographers.  Recently he produced a body of work in black and white of the Spirit Bears of British Columbia.  The images were beautiful and I decided to try some black and white treatments to some of my memorable wildlife images from Alaska.

 

Alaska is a very colorful place, particularly in the summer.  The forests are deep green, the glaciers are an almost unbelievable blue, and this sometimes can overpower the subject of the image, in this case, the animal.  Converting these images into black and white help bring out the animal yet still retains the classic Alaskan environment.  I need to keep experimenting with this as I go through the tutorial.  Here's what I came up with:

 


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