this is not a black and white photo
i can manipulate a photo to fall into almost any color palette. working with saturation and warmth and color filters, i can, to some extent, make the same photo look as if it was taken under an overcast winter sky and a warm summer night. not totally, but to a surprising extent, this is true, thanks to photoshop. but this one is not manipulated. these cones were exactly this frosty gray, as was the branch they were attached to. you can see, if you look closely, the lichen and the brown spots where the bark is worn away, show that this is in fact a color photo, not black and white. a fun friday headfake. hope you enjoyed being fooled for a few moments.
jack pine (pinus banksiana) pine cone