POTD: Red Aura

POTD: Red AuraRed Aura
Bozeman, Montana

It’s not often that I find a scene with subtle color that I am really attracted to that also doesn’t work, albeit differently, in black and white. I tried converting this one to black and white and it just didn’t do anything for me at all.

I realized that this image reminded me of, and perhaps was heavily influenced by, some of Elliot Porter’s more subtle photos of tangled woodlands that I was really drawn to in the late 60s and 70s. Here are two examples:

eliot-porter 1Redbud Tree in Bottomland
Eliot Porter Photo

Eliot Porter 2Red Osier
Eliot Porter photo