In monochrome photography, everyone is saying that we should learn to see in grayscale and to practice as often as possible. But how? Such advice is a little too vague to me and it is easier said than done. Nobody can really train someone else’s vision, so I guess this must be self-taught. And it is frustrating because how can I judge whether I have finally acquired this visual skill or not? I do not even know whether I have been practicing correctly.
However, during a recent hiking trip to Mount Everest, there was an instant when I suddenly felt that my eyes could visualize the final image in black-and-white! Or at least I thought so. This photo is that significant moment of realization.
Perhaps it is like learning to ride a bicycle. Suddenly you are cycling! Once learned, never forgotten.