"Ice Wall" - ridges and planes of ice exposed in a secluded spot on the lower Mendenhall Glacier

While reviewing photographs with historical relevance and the work of artists who used the medium in its early years, my vision has been tuned to black and white. Most current photographers feel free to cross the line between color and monochrome at any time that the one may suit their subject or the other fit their artistic sensibilities of the day. The photograph above would not have ended up being presented in black and white had it not been for the insight of my wife. I find it interesting that we can discard a thing like color, which is so integral  to our perception of a visual reality, and end up with a new vision more agreeable to the mind.

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