Seeing and Printing Jasper National Park in Black and White | Part I

by on August 23, 2017

It’s time for some printing … I’m in the process of cleaning up my galleries, which includes bringing back my black and white gallery, so I was sifting through my inventory and decided to add a few older images I had edited years ago, some which were left to collect dust on the hard drive. When I made these particular images, I saw all of the below in black and white. With an area filled with incredible colour, which I have happily made images of time and time again, sometimes it is just easier to see in black and white. At least it is for me. I had attempted to edit a couple of the images in colour in the past, but it never felt right.

With my new knowledge of photographic papers and materials over the last 2.5 years, all in thanks to my local talented printer and framer chap, Lewis, I now have a different vision for some of these images. This vision is to print these images in black and white on archival cotton rag. Now the question is which kind? This is why I am looking forward to sitting down with Lewis and going over options and soaking up more knowledge from him.

While I still have a lot of work to do with the site and galleries, as well as making new images, I am happy to finally see some of these files escape the tight dust-bunny hold they were under and see the light of day.

Black and white foggy morning overlooking the Athabasca Hanging Valley at Jasper National Park, Alberta landscape. Copy space horizontal.


Black and white closeup on a mountain range in Jasper National Park.

Black and white image of the geologic anomaly that is Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta landscape.

Black and white long lens image in Jasper National Park, Alberta landscape.

Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park, during a mid-morning rain, early autumn. Alberta landscape.

Film noir bw Alberta landscape of white birch trees in Jasper National Park.

Bull elk with full rack stands over a cow elk from his harem during the annual elk rut at Jasper National Park, Alberta wildlife.

Black and white flora along Medicine Lake in Jasper National Park.


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