BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

BY WALT O'BRIEN


This represents my first and lasting love where photography is concerned. I do print some of the images on digital materials, however there are some that are only printed on traditional silver gelatin papers in the darkroom.

I continue to shoot primarily film for Black and White. Now with digital processing techniques, it is possible to get excellent results by converting color images to Black and White. This includes digital captures. Good quality is possible from digital cameras, but I like the tactile experience of handling film. I use mostly medium and large format film.

My newest project is to learn the platinum/palladium printing process. After about 3 years, the process seems to be quite managable, though not suitable for all images.

The images depicted here are in a new book entitled "Black and White Photography by Walt O'Brien". Many of these images appeared in the book "Sienna Woods" as well. All worked well printed as both neutral and sepia toned prints. The books are available from Blurb.com - see main page.






Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park




Chasm Falls, Rocky Mountain National park




Silver Falls, Mount Rainier National Park




Mt. Rainier in Winter




Mt. Rainier Peak in Winter




North Cascades National Park




Kangaroo ridge, near North Cascades National Park




Cliff Face, Arches National Park




Wash and Cliff, Arches National Park




Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley National Park




Cottonwood and Cliff, Colorado River near Moab, Utah




Sprouts, Redwood State Park, California




"Old Timer", Warewood Valley, Oregon




"Emergence, The Spider", Warewood Valley, Oregon




Tree Clump, Near Waldport, Oregon




Brush, Palo Duro Canyon, Texas




Snarled Brush, Near Waldport, Oregon




Tree Tunnel, near Waldport, Oregon




Morning, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, Oregon




"Tree of Light", near Five Rivers, Oregon




Morning, Waldo Lake, Oregon




Windblown Trees, Cooks Trail, Oregon




Trees, West Glacier, Montana




"White Death", Hell's Backbone, Escalante, Utah




Patterson State Park, Oregon




Snag and Moon, Lava Cast Forest, Oregon




Arboretum Meadow, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, Oregon




Stump #2, Shore Acres, Oregon




Forest Cathedral, Whitaker Creek, Oregon




Morning Light, Lake Selmac, Oregon




Trees and Moss, Sweet Creek, Oregon




Brush Study, Strawberry Hill, Oregon Coast




Driftwood Beach, Oregon




The Blow, Little Cultus Lake, Oregon




Stump #1, Shore Acres, Oregon




Stump #1 Revisited, Shore Acres, Oregon




Mount Thielsen from Crater Lake, Oregon




Mount Shasta Weed, California




Clouds Along Highway 50, Nevada




Factory Butte, Utah




Stacked Rocks #1, Carmel Beach, California




Stacked Rocks #2, Carmel Beach, California




Eroded Rocks, Smelt Sands, Oregon




"Trail to the Sun", Waldport, Oregon




"Blackwater Reflections", Ona Beach, Oregon




“Raindrops”, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, Oregon




Coos Bay Wagon Road, Oregon




Sunset, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene,Oregon




"Floating Bones", Palo Duro Canyon, Texas




Sunset, Yachats, Oregon




Spouting Horn, Cooks Trail, Oregon




Split Stream, North Umpqua River trail, Oregon




Garden Lake Park, Creswell, Oregon




"Umpqua Light", North Umpqua River, Oregon




Near Cougar Reservoir, Oregon




"Violence" at Bear Creek, Oregon




Little Cultus Lake, Oregon




Waldo Lake Pond, Oregon




Alsea Falls, Oregon




Shadows and Streams, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Oregon




Snowstorm, Diamond Lake, Oregon




Barn, Kings Valley, Oregon




Happy Hollow Nursery, Mulino, Oregon




Gas Pump at Happy Hollow Nursery, Mulino, Oregon




San Francisco de Asis Parish, Rancho de Taos, New Mexico




Birds Behind, San Francisco de Asis Parish, Rancho de Taos, New Mexico



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