This is my first black/white image in probably twenty years. I used to shoot with a 4×5 Toyo Field camera and a Mamiya 645 medium format camera when doing my black/white photography. Now it is shoot a digital color image and press the “BW” button in the digital darkroom to turn the color image into a black/white image. One has to now think in black/white before you take the color image but that is what I had to do anyway back in the day. Since you see in color you also need to convert what you see into black/white before the shutter is pressed. No more dodging and burning under the enlarger, now it is done with a few strokes with your mouse or tablet. All new and interesting but I do miss all the mechanics of developing the film and printing the image on photographic paper.
The Moon House complex, as I call it, consist of the main ruin and these outer ruins. These ruins might have been used as granaries, lodging, or a combination. The logs at the bottom of the image are actual wood beams used as the roof to a ruin I am standing in front of at chest high. The Moon House is a very well preserved and complex ruin in Utah.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-74mm f4L at 40mm
ISO 200, 1/4 sec at f/22
Post Processed with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2