What is it about black and white photography that draws so much interest? Perhaps it is from a sense of nostalgia about being “old timey”, as in black and white TV preceded color TV. Perhaps it is because black and white prints go with any decor. While it could be that simple, to the photographer color and black and white are as different as, say, black and white.
Biting flies and neutral density filters… natural opposites. Biting flies speed up a shoot, they quicken the pace, they ruin things. Neutral density filters slow down a shoot, they slow the pace, and, if used properly, they make a picture where there wasn’t one before. Get my point? Here is where the two intersect.