I am happy to announce
the publication of my new ebook, Meditations in Monochrome,
in digital form. Although the great Black and White masters, like Ansel
Adams and Edward Weston for 35 years, have inspired me I have pursued
color landscape photography with a passion since college. However, with
the use of Photoshop conversions to BW from the digital scanning of 4x5
film as well as digital capture, I am revisiting the roots of my photographic
This ebook includes an essay where I write about my early study of Black
and White, my favorite BW masters, my job at The Ansel Adams Gallery,
and the techniques I use for my conversions. I selected 52 photographs
for this digital portfolio, ranging from classic western landscapes to
intimate details of nature. Locations include the coast of New England,
the deserts of the Southwest and my backyard in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
The selection covers a wide span of my career, with photographs dating
from 1982 to many recent digital captures created as recently as 2008.
The book was designed in Adobe InDesign with file sizes that have been
optimized to preserve the high-resolution images files. The quality of
the images comes to life on our modern computer monitors. I know that
this isn’t the same tactile experience of holding a book in hand,
but it’s hard to dismiss the vivid quality one can enjoy on screen.
Meditations in Monochrome - Digital Edition is delivered
as a PDF file. The book can be viewed one image at a time so you can enjoy
the full impact of the photograph. You can also set Adobe Reader to view
a book style presentation, seeing the pairings I have created.
These PDFs don't take any more time to download than an album from iTunes!
To purchase this Digital Edition book, just click on the "Buy Now"
PayPal link below for a secure and easy e-shopping transaction, using
either a PayPal account (if you have one) or a credit card if you prefer.
Upon payment, you will return to a web page with downloading instructions.