… on 395 south of Pendleton, Oregon.
And for Frank:
This entry was posted on June 1, 2016 by Dr. Denny Wilkins. It was filed under Abstract/Texture, Architecture/Design, Black & White, Cameras/Gear/Software/Technique, Landscape/Panorama and was tagged with cattle, farm, monochrome, Pendleton Oregon, road trip, Route 395.
I cannot imagine living in a lonely place such as this.
Sorry, Frank, I think I like the B&W better. 😉
June 1, 2016 at 7:28 pm
I find examining the two images really shows me how important it is to know what you’re saying with the image. Maybe. My personal read on these two is that the B&W is desolation, absolute and without hope. The color one shows me a glimpse of why people might want to stay, providing that hope-factor. There are pockets of deep green, the cows have food. etc. I think both images support the contrasting interpretations quite well. Good on you to see this as a proper subject for the camera, Denny. Well shot.
June 2, 2016 at 9:19 am
I spent so much time in the West when I was younger taking postcard vistas. I don’t look for them anymore. I look for images that tell stories. And, as you correctly point out, the presence or absence of color have a great deal to do with determination of meaning — for photographer and viewer alike.
June 3, 2016 at 9:19 am
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