Last week I had a chance to return to my muse, Valley of Fire State Park. I had planned to be there for the first light of sunrise, but an accident on the highway had everybody crawling along for a while…before 6am. When I arrived at the park, the clouds had incredible depth and the first wave of color was ablaze. The fact that I arrived late turned out to be a blessing in disguise. My plan was to capture the sunrise further into the park, but I explored in this area instead. I had been near this small arch before, but never stepped into this spot. It’s rare when I can’t decide if I prefer a photograph in color or b&w, but I love this shot both ways. Image captured with in-camera hdr, then simple conversion to b&w.
The color original:
This is my addition to Monochrome Madness this week on Leanne Cole’s site. See what others have posted here.