Another image from my recent trip to Spain, this was take in an Olive Orchard. Taken while the sun was at it’s peak there was way too much contrast to produce a colour image. However as so often when shooting at this time of day that high-contrast can produce a striking Black & White.
I chose a very low position with my 17-40 at near max to give a very wide angle with a portrait orientation. I used a Polariser to help deepen the blue in the sky and make those clouds stand out. With the sun behind my left shoulder the Polariser really maxed the effect. I chose the low-lying scrubby flower as the foreground interest with the wall and the stone reflecting the sunlight in the mid-ground, leading you in to scarred Olive tree and that cloud filled sky. I think this works well as a 50/50 composition.