Black and white landscape photography offers something special. It has a dramatic, powerful and timeless quality that sets it apart from its equivalent colour rendition.
To produce good black and white landscape photography requires being able to see and appreciate the subject more in terms of shapes, textures and most importantly tonal qualities.
The importance of tone should not be under estimated, for example the colours mid red, mid green and mid blue when converted to black and white will pretty much render as mid grey. So if these colours are alongside each other in your composition they will merge together and lose their own identity in a black and white landscape photography print.
I prefer to make my digital black and white landscape photography conversions from the original raw file with each image being treated individually in Adobe Lightroom 3, and sometimes with additional work in Nik Silver Efex Pro. I prefer not to use a preset or batch process command believing that each image requires a more considered approach to its black and white conversion.
All the above images have been taken on the Isle of Mull over the last year, hope you have enjoyed them. As always your comments are welcome.