Near by Granite Lake is a heavily mineralized small body of water. The water level in the lake tends to be seasonal and very low in the fall months. The shoreline rocks which are normally covered then stick out of the water showing their deposits of minerals which makes them very white. When I was shooting and developing my own black and white film, I used these rocks to develop by ability to expose. develop and print the film to attain a full range of black and white tones from near black to white.
In this example, I wanted to show the very dark tones of the rocks still in the water. No polarizer was used. The printed negative showed less grain than appears in this scanned version