Every time I go to Wyoming to visit the Tetons, I always make it a point to go photograph the barns on Mormon Row. They are probably the most photographed barns on the planet! I still like to photograph them on every visit, because when nature is playing a part, things are never identical!
This time I decided to convert a few of them to Black & White for various reasons. Look at this first image...of course you aren't able to see the mountain range behind the barn like we would like, but the clouds made for a very interesting composition that I knew immediately would look better in black & white than color. This image was taken at a focal length of 16mm on a crop sensor camera. I went with the wide angle for even more dramatic effect.
This next image is of the "other" barn. That seems to be what everyone ends up calling it. I also went with the 16mm focal length on this shot. However, this time I got up close and put the barn "in yo face". Since I was shooting directly into the sun, I had originally planned to shoot and process this as a HDR shot, but I didn't like how that was turning out, so I picked a single frame and converted it.
Lastly, the same barn...or the "other" barn again. This time more of a traditional composition. However, with the contrast of the snow on the mountains and the clouds above, I knew this would be another one that would look good in b&w. This was shot at a longer focal length...48mm.
But I used the same lens for all these shots. The new Tamron 16-300mm lens designed for crop sensor cameras. That lens stayed on my camera more than I had ever anticipated simply due to its versatility. It also has macro capabilities!