I often admired the stillness that Winter brings to Wisconsin. It has a peace and tranquility all of its own.
This photo was taken by following the book on digital black and white photography. I started by shooting the scene as a normal camera RAW file using a 20mm lens (35mm format) on a Nikon D-80 which really means 30mm. With the camera ISO set at 100, I took this image hard focused at 1/80 second +7EV. The real thing is in seeing a color scene in black and white by looking at the tonal differences. After uploading this onto my PC, I went into Capture NX2 and converted the image to black and white and adjusting the exposure accordingly. It is shooting in color, but thinking in black and white.
The bench on the lake shore carries that thought quite well…..