Horseshoe Lake, The Steeples: Summer is a hard season for me to photograph but a season I probably enjoy most when I am in Canada. Long, lazy days at the lake, or on the river, yet the long days make landscape and travel photography somewhat difficult. The sun is harsh, the skies often clear with no hint of texture or contrast. One way I’ve found to combat this is to work on black and white conversions. I love black and white photography, it certainly isn’t just a form of photography I use when the light is poor. As this photograph shows, you can develop interesting contrasts even when the sky is blue and the light harsh. Photograph details: 1/30 sec, F8.0, ISO100, 47mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5.