Our November 2019 problem is devoted to black-and-white images. We take a departure from the traditional colour method to wildlife documentary with David Yarrow‘s beautiful monochrome photographs; discover the probabilities of 150-megapixel, achromatic panorama images with Marc Koegel; and supply ideas for changing your RAW captures to black-and-white.

On the duvet is certainly one of Yarrow’s piercing animal portraits, a face-to-face encounter with a male gelada within the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia.  Right here’s the story behind the shot.

“Once I traveled to the spectacular Simien Mountain vary in Northern Ethiopia, I traveled gentle as intuitively I knew that I solely wanted to take my “go-to” 28mm wide-angle lens. I knew that the views are so majestic and biblical from the 12,000-foot peak of the escarpments that any picture that didn’t convey this narrative would fail. My analysis has repeatedly advised me that with the correct native information, the gelada baboon wouldn’t solely be discovered with ease but additionally that proximity wouldn’t be a difficulty. This made the 28mm lens a straightforward alternative.

“The gelada is probably the most ornamental ape on this planet—its magnificence can’t be compromised by harsh gentle. On the Sunday afternoon, there was a torrential rainstorm, and I had all however given up for the day. However round four p.m., the rain and thunder stopped, and the escarpments had been slowly delivered to life with shafts of low, late gentle. And so it was that we left the consolation of our dry camp and, in a single valuable second, I had the proper encounter with a male gelada in precisely the type of spot I might have dreamt of.

“I do my job for moments like this. This {photograph} hammers dwelling the variety of our planet. The human was trespassing within the ape’s mountain kingdom. His eyes say every part—the conviction of proprietorial residence for certain, but additionally dignity and resolve. In the meantime to me, it is going to all the time remind me to by no means go anyplace with no 28mm wide-angle lens.”

–David Yarrow

The November 2019 problem is offered now in a wide range of digital codecs together with Apple Information+ and on newsstands starting Tuesday, October 29.

Out of doors Photographer Plus and VIP members get full entry to all the content material on outdoorphotographer.com, plus print and digital editions of the journal, in addition to different nice advantages. Be taught extra about our membership choices.

(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = “http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.6”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));

Shop Amazon