72/365: Tree x 2

Out of the office today, helping some friends on their farm. Bringing way too much camera gear, like I'm going to do something with it...Well, now that I've said that, I have to I guess.

Couple semi-archival shots here today, from one of the HDR days last month. Did all the processing in color, and made them black and white right at the end. Even black and white HDR has the hyper-real texture and tone, but it doens't suffer from unnatural colors; that is, no more unnatural than the total absence of color. Which is funny, because some people tend to associate black and white with documentary photography (since color didn't really come into it's own till the later half of the 20th century, ALL photography was black and white for a long time). Somehow they claim that black and white is more real, more objective...uh...not sure I'm buying that one either.