Autumn in Mt Wilson

A beautiful transition of the seasons in Mt Wilson. About 40 mins drive from Katoomba autumn was in full swing. With a light drizzle, the weather was otherwise great for photography of detailed nature rich in colour and textures. Some 'scenes' due to tonal arrangements work better in colour and have an impact that does not work as effectively when converted to b&w. Objects seem to merge into one another. Generally this is the case with complex arrangements. See the two photos below to compare.

A more direct, side by side example below. This time, although more detailed than the b&w example above, the two elements of the foreground have very different tonal values and separation is apparent. Leaves appear to be floating below the tree.

Specs: f4.5/1/125sec/ISO640