I have a good friend, and excellent photographer, who recently said that he thought I preferred black and white image making over color. I was not sure this was true and in fact a review of my various social media feeds showed that I was probably split down the middle on the use of color versus black and white. I think that what he was referring too was that I tend to push certain types of images into black and white while others go to color. I shoot landscapes predominantly in color whereas my street, architecture, and even my portrait work strays over into black and white. I do not have a formula for all this and the decision often comes down to the type of light I was shooting in and whether the color tones in the shot would convert well to a dramatic black and white conversion.
I am just a week back from a great trip to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with my southwest shooting friend Bill Ratcliffe ( and joining us for a day, Holly Ratcliffe). I have quite a few images that I will be working on to share to all of you as well as a field review on the new Fuji X-T2, which joined me on this trip. I will give you a small hint - it performed flawlessly and was the complementary bookend to my Fuji X-Pro 2.