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The Presidio in San Francisco

It took a very long time to turn the historic Presidio in San Francisco into a National Park and with the help of the local parks and community, this park is now thriving and developing into a wonderful urban and national park. I love to explore some of the more quiet areas and trails that tend to be places where only the locals visiting including this area coastal trail leading up to the Golden Gate bridge.

You can check out the inspiration on this post below


http://travelphotodiscovery.com/san-francisco-in-black-and-white-photo-friday/

#USNationalParks #landscapephotography #California #blackandwhitephotography #tbin
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A classic view of Yosemite

If your visiting Yosemite, you need to stop and see this magnificent view of the entire canyon from the observation point - in fact I'm sure it's a must visit on every itinerary. My advice would be to visit early in the morning or later towards sunset the light is better in the canyon floor.

In any case, you can loose, because the views are quite spectacular.

Check out some my other black and white imagery of Yosemite National park below

http://travelphotodiscovery.com/yosemite-images-in-black-and-white/

#Yosemite #blackandwhitephotogaphy #landscapephotography #California


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Lower Antelope Canyon

Can you see the colors of the canyon, it is all warm and golden, but I love to see the canyon walls in monochrome with its curving shapes, textures and deep contrasting walls. There's a sensuality that is more impactful in a black and white presention don't you agree?

in any case a visit to Lower Antelope Canyon is always an inspiring nature escape especially if you also love photography.


#naturephotography #landscapephotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography
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Yellowstone Falls


There you both are in your stately poses looking formal for all those pictures visitors take in the thousands - all of the same pictures from different parts of the rim trail either looking down, directly in front or walking to a lower base and looking directly up he falls.

In either case the views are just as dramatic and commanding of your immediate attention and awe - that is until it's time to pack up and see many of the other incredible natural attractions in the park. Sometimes it really feels like an adult Disneyland and a must see place to tick off your bucket list.

Source: http://travelphotodiscovery.com/wildlife-tour-at-yellowstone-national-park/

#blackandwhite #landscape #naturephotography #tbin #Wyoming


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Peek – a – boo

I see you there from a distance, hiding behind the trees and hidden behind those craggy rocks. It didn’t help that Indians first discovered how easy it was to carve around those shallow openings and created a real community. I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to farm this area and survive the harsh winters here, but they did.

I’m fascinated by the ancient Sinagua people that lived in this area and helped create a culture of people whot eventually became part of larger tribes around this great land. From simple living carving out a home from a shallow cave and being a community of cave dwellers at Montezuma Castle and Well in Arizona, this story is fascinating to see and witness in person.

Source: http://travelphotodiscovery.com/exploring-the-montezuma-indian-cliff-dwellings-well/

#Arizona #indians #nature #photography

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Your so vain

So many gaze at you and want to climb to the top and see the world – but how many actually do this? I know the climb up there is scary and ridiculously difficult, but just a few can actually get to see the world from your majestic peak.


Me? I’m content just seeing you from the valley floor, early in the morning along the Merced river caressing the base of your solid walls. In black and white you appear stoic and impenetrable, but I know how much you crave attention and want to be visited by everyone around the world – so typical since your Half Dome in #Yosemite

Your so vain…..

The source:

http://travelphotodiscovery.com/yosemite-images-in-black-and-white/

#blackandwhite #nature #landscapephotography #blackandwhitephotography #landscape #California

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Constantly changing

Without the swirl of oranges, reds and dusty browns highlighting the peaks and hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, what are you left with?

Contrasting formations, texture and organic forms that crawl in and out of the landscape. The earth is constantly changing through a series of wind, rain and intermittent storms that rush through this area and creating a living form - the outcome, a stunning landscape to behold in person.

Do you think this looks interesting in black and white below?

#BryceCanyon #landscapephotography #Utah #blackandwhitephotography #tbin


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The road to the sun

Have you ever driven the road to the sun, if not you must! This iconic road trip from the start to the end of Glacier National Park is not to be missed. I stopped in so many vista points breathless with joy and everything I saw along the way was amazing and then to be outdone by the next lookout point.

Driving slowly through the canyon floor with peek a boo views of rivers snaking into the large swath of Lake MacDonald and then it disappears once you start heading uphill towards those majestic peaks. And yes, they really are amazing to behold. So take your time and stop at every lookout point, because you've never seen anything quite like this before. This really is god's country.

Source: http://travelphotodiscovery.com/a-visit-to-glacier-national-park-in-montana/


#Montana #GlacierNationalPark #landscapephotography #blackandwhitephotography #tbin


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It was one of those hazy days and one you really wouldn't want to be out exploring. Overhead on the radio, I hear that there are a series of large fires looming all over the Grand Tetons and my hopes for hiking out doors and capturing an image of those magical peaks would diminish, but I was still hopeful.

The day was indeed murky even though the landscape was gorgeous, the hazy sky didn't give it the grandeur I had envisioned.

Late afternoon and I'm still hopeful with all the stormy clouds suddenly appearing would bring me some luck. For a split moment I saw some strange light reflected up in the skies towards the mountain peaks - and snap, this is what I captured below.


source: http://travelphotodiscovery.com/wildlife-tour-at-grand-teton-national-park/


#landscapephotography #blackandwhitephotography #Grandtetonnationalpark #nature
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Monument Valley at Sunrise

The night was stormy and dark, but the morning had glimpse of promise for a sunrise. It was tame, but the skies added to the whole panorama in this black and white landscape and the morning sun came out rapidly onto the desert plain.

#blackandwhitephotography #MonumentValley #landscape #naturephotography
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