24 May 16. While looking over what I had to send last night, I asked Jan to make a choice for me. MUCH to my amazement, as she in general doesn't like B&W images, she indicated that she liked the B&W versions best in two of the selections. So one of those choices is what I'm sharing today. Now the versions I created of this particular image lend themselves nicely for a triptych, so I decided to share with you the three versions I think make for an interesting look. Today's is obviously a B&W, and tomorrows will be the straight version. Thursday's will be quite different from the other two, and should not only make the third panel quite interesting, but also be useful by combining with the colored version to create an even different effect, but of course, you'll be required to do that on your own. Without much doubt I believe many of you will be familiar with the Lone Cyprus located along the scenic 17-Mile drive in Pebble Beach, (Monterey) CA. If you aren't, the link will take you there. As I was walking along a portion of the Upper Terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs I've never before visited, I noticed a single Lodge Pole Pine growing out of the top of a large calcite mound that to my way of thinking reminded me of the Lone Cyprus and so I attempted to shoot it in such a manner as to mimic my images of that CA icon. Now I lacked the Pacific Ocean for a background, but I did have a nice mountain range instead to serve as my backdrop. My pine isn't nearly as large as the cyprus, nor has anyone bothered to build a wall around it, but I still think it has a lot of resemblance. You can decided for yourselves. This will be the first pane for the triptych.
I've cropped the base image a small amount, and converted it to B&W. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f /10.