David_Marx_Photo_021590-Edit-Moonrise Upper Bass Camp Grand Canyon.jpg
A large moon rises over the towering sandstone peaks of Upper Bass Camp in Grand Canyon National Park.
Photography Tip: I love high-color landscape photography but some images are more intriguing in black and white. The cliff walls in my original color capture are beautiful but when the image was in full color I couldn't focus my attention on the texture of the sandstone walls. In color, all that my eye saw here was the saturation of the red / orange rocks and a light blue sky. When you drop color away, the viewer's eye has an easier time focusing on things like shape, shadow, line, and texture. Color images have more punch but black and whites often have more nuance.