Ideas and Imagery #90

Some images surprise you when you get home to process them.  This was a beautiful fall sunrise on a crisp morning in Heppner, Oregon.

Heppner has an interesting history, especially in relation to this reservoir which sits just above town.  On this day it was cold, clear and there was a stiff wind blowing across the water.

The sunlight was nice but what surprised me was that the black and white stood out much better than the color rendition. 

The gradient of light on the hills and water We're lost in the color of the sunrise, and it's that subtle light that makes the image quietly beautiful.

It was nice to come back home and see the subtlety win against the more obvious sunrise.  It's a benefit of the digital workflow, and I am glad to have that flexibility to keep from missing shots like this.