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Black And White Landscape Photo

Above you can see a photo that I shot outside of Lübeck, to be more exact around Bad Schwartau. I liked the landscape, the tree, the field and the little hunting outpost that is visible. However, the resulting photo was bad because there was too much haze in the photo. A bit of haze is good but this was too much and made the image look kinda flat and I didn’t want to use a digital de-haze filter because I thought a black and white effect could look good. The idea was that it would add contrast, it would make you look at the line of trees and the hunting outpost. I think I like the landscape shot in black and white. You can find more black and white photos on my blog if you like.


  1. I think the haze is good. I really like the photo because the tree stands out from the other trees in the background. Without the haze, I think the tree would just blend in with the background.

    • In the original image that was the case and all trees did blend because the haze was also strong in the foreground. I think the black and white filter made the dark colours contrasty and made the tree stand out. I think I also added a bit of clarity and it made the tree pop out even further. That’s why I thought it works well in black and white. 🙂

    • Thanks. I do become more and more a fan of black and white filters…. this was one of those images that I almost deleted because the original was too flat, too much haze… A lot of issues can just be solved by applying a filter that surpresses certain issues and pushes the important features of the image… in this case black and white made the contrast, did let the tree stand out 🙂

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