“In black and white there are more colors than color photography, because you are not blocked by any colors so you can use your experiences, your knowledge, and your fantasy, to put colors into black and white.” – Anders Petersen
There is more in the details. I think that’s why I am fascinated with black and white photography. Too often we are blinded by all of the colors and miss the beauty in the details. We only see the blue sky, but we miss what is actually in the sky at the time. We see the color of the bricks and miss the details of how each one was laid. Don’t get me wrong, I love color photography, and that is my main focus. But sometimes I like to look at it in black and white in order to see what I miss.
I took these shots when I went on my last trip to mountains. I decided to surprise the family apple picking. It doesn’t get any more fall than that. We picked some apples, and then had some apple doughnuts and ice cream. We finished a while before lunch, and we Google searched for the nearest waterfall. We found McGallard Falls. My main focus was to see the waterfalls, but in the end we saw much more. There is an old mill that sits on the top of the falls. It looks like something you would see in a landscape painting. All of this was pretty easy to access. The walk there from the road is short and the payoff is pretty cool.
Here are some of my previous posts of the mill on top of the falls.