Backlighting

I often try to take pictures that are backlit.  I have found that if I try to take them under conditions of mixed lighting, as these, that it is hard to recover shadows or even over exposed areas with mixed white balance.  Since I had an extreme case with the above horse picture, it was difficult to retain the details of the horse.  In addition, a bare lightbulb above and to the horse’s rear created some unpleasant color effects.  In processing the raw image I found that this was an excellent situation to display the image in monochrome.  I liked it so much better that I processed all the images as monochrome (some shown in previous post).

I am viewing these monochrome images for a while to see how they “grow” on me.  I might show some of them as well as other images from the horse farm in color in a later post.