Remembering the Wild West in Black and White

Monument Valley

There’s something very poignant about the wild west in black and white, perhaps it better reflects our memories and impressions of it from times past

View from scenic highway 12 Utah

 

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About Mike Howe

I am an ecologist and a composer of guitar based instrumental melodies signed to the Real Music label in California. I like to write about my work, music and nature conservation and how it all comes together. I try not to write about things I don't know much about.
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12 Responses to Remembering the Wild West in Black and White

  1. Ingrid says:

    Wow, love that first shot. Yes, the B & W image just seems to fit Monument Valley beautifully.

  2. Black and white pictures have a calmness to them – they provide a quiet space for us to hear (see) better the images of our own memory.

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful images, Mike.
    Much love and happy holy-days,
    Steffi

  3. Hanna says:

    Hi Mike. As Jo says: Western music 🙂

  4. LuAnn says:

    This is the perfect setting for some black and white shots…lovely! 🙂

  5. Ash says:

    Mike, I’m old enough to remember that the Wild West was always in black & white! Great photos!

  6. Jo Woolf says:

    That first photo especially is so powerful, Mike. I get strands of western-style theme music in my head straight away!

  7. B/W reminds us that they were harsh times back then in the pioneer days.

  8. montucky says:

    You are right. These have quite an impact.

  9. Although I love the colors of the West, sometimes black and white is even more powerful.

  10. Pat says:

    It certainly has a different feel in black and white. Lovely.

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