This is the twin sister of the girl in the previous couple of posts. Although I shoot mostly landscapes, the pictures I always like the best are candid shots of people. I particularly like black and white portraits. The previous image I just processed using Lightroom. But, like the first image of these three pictures I processed it using onOne’s software. I really like the slightly ethereal feel by using negative dynamic Contrast settings,
Here are two more monochrome images of shapes I found on the shoreline. I set out to deliberately find objects that would make good black and white images for this blog, although the main purpose of my trip was to shoot something far more colourful, which I may post another time.
I’ve grabbed images of these rocks before with the water swirling around them. Previously I used very long exposures to smooth out the water, but this time I wanted to capture the texture of the sea.
The jagged edges of this decaying, weather-beaten wood on the pier were crying out to be photographed. I tried different compositions for this shot and this one was my favourite. Including a small bit of sky seemed to add to the image.
The next black and white image I shot today. I developed the image in Lightroom and then skewed the white balance towards blue. Then I applied Ansel in the Valley preset in Perfect Black and White.
As I mentioned in my last post’s comments I am going on a black and white binge. I shot this panorama originally to be in colour but realised that the contrast between the different tones in the image would work in monochrome.
The panorama was a merge of eight raw images.I then converted it to monochrome in Perfect B&W, adjusted the exposure and contrast slightly in Lightroom and then did a little dodging and burning of the foreground using Photoshop.
Get up close? Not always. Take a step back and allow the environment into the picture.
Feathers all stubby and brown!
(I am a swan! Whoopee!)