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B&W Cub

a bear cub in black and white
B&W Cub - 5D4, 840mm, f/8, 1/640s, ISO 100.

I love monochrome images where the tones can be massaged more heavily while being realistic. As soon as I saw this image in Lightroom, I figured that a monochrome treatment was what going to work along with high contrast. The rear quarter lighting can be a challenge but it works here creating layers of shadow and light with the snow and also the contours of the bear can be highlighted. It took a bunch of experimentation to get it to feel right, but I’m fond of the end result on screen, but especially in print (which was done on Ilford’s Gold Fibre Silk).

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