Bottle Shelf, Highland Village, Nova Scotia

Bottle Shelf, Highland Village, Nova Scotia (click to enlarge)

Here are antique bottles on a shelf in one of the houses at Highland Village in Iona, Nova Scotia.  The original had the brownish two-tone bottles up against a beige wall.  Too much beige for me so I used Silver Efex Pro to convert to black and white.

The village has several buildings full of knick-knacks.  If it rains while you are there, duck into one of the buildings (or huts!), and spend some time photographing knick-knacks and details.

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Wheel Structure, Keys Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park

Wheel Structure, Keys Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park (click to enlarge)

 

One final image from Keys Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park.  These wheels are part of the machinery to move things up from the ground.

The textures, contrast, and brown color make for another good black and white image.

When you visit Joshua Tree National Park, set aside plenty of time for Keys Ranch.  There are lots of interesting things spread out over the property such as cars, wheels, wells, and buildings.  These present lots of opportunities to work on your black and white visualization skills.

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Keys Ranch Water Pump

On April 15, 2017, in California, by admin
Keys Ranch Water Pump, Joshua Tree National Park

Keys Ranch Water Pump (click to enlarge)

Here is another image from Joshua Tree National Park.  The appears to be part of the water pump from a windmill along the trail leading to Keys Ranch at Joshua Tree National Park.

Everything man-made at Joshua Tree has that sunbaked, weathered, and brown look about it.  These items make for good black and white images with strong textures and  contrast.

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