This 4th of July season on the Palouse, I decided to go mostly black and white and bring along the Leica Q2 Monochrom. Why? If you spend a ridiculous amount of money on a camera that can only shoot black and white, you might as well use it. Besides, I love the aesthetic. We hung out with my mom, went to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, toured the campus at Sundown, went to Ferdinand’s Ice Cream, saw the beautiful canola fields, went to the Paradise Creek Brewery, saw an old high school friend at his second annual truck rodeo, visited the old Charlie Brown water tower, saw friends, did trivia night at Rico’s in Pullman, and went to Cougar Country.
All of the B&W images are straight from the camera. I used red, orange, and yellow filters for the images. In hindsight, they often look underexposed to me. This is user error, I had the EVF and rear lcd set to the highest brightness when outside, and I think I compensated by dialing the exposure down. Now, I could edit the RAW images and correct for that, but nahhhhhh, these are good enough.
The color images were shot with the Z6 II and 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens – using a circular polarizer for the sky.