Have you ever taken a photograph that you deliberately knew was going to be a black and white photograph before you even clicked the shutter release on your camera? If you don’t regularly shoot in black and white, then the odds aren’t high, but that’s how “Enchanted Forest” was for me. During my previous trip to Alaska a couple of weeks ago, I knew that at some point I wanted to get a shot of the early morning fog rising out of the forest trees– and I knew I wanted it to be a black and white shot. Each day I searched for the photograph that I knew I was looking for, but the fog and tree combination just never seemed right. Then, while on a boat trip to Tracy Arm Fjord, I looked up into the mountains and saw the scene in this photograph, instantly knowing that it was the photographic opportunity that I had been waiting for.
This photograph was taken at 400mm with the 100-400 set at f/8 and ISO 640 due to the dark cloud cover that morning.
So do you have any photographs that you instantly knew were going to be black and white images? If so, post a link to your image in the comments. I’d love to check them out :)