Jan Van Quirm wrote:
2,3 & 4
I do love Mist Reflection but I think you do need some colour in there to give a little definition to the ambience? As a composition it's perfect, but B&W whilst being atmospheric, can't give you the range of contrast that even a little colour wash effect would bring in that would help 'lift' some of the detail? I'd be v. interested to see the original colour shot of that to see if it did have more impact
Great idea Jan for the colour wash for #7 Jan and I might have a play with the B&W tomorrow. I spent this weekend loading my photos onto my new external hard drive, as I was rapidly running out of memory on my pc, and the original was one of the ones consigned to history so I might have to dig it out again. It wasn't a particularly good photo in the first place with the colours and contrast looking bland. I should also mention that the bird wasn't in the original either (an attempt to fill a big, blank space).
BTW, #3 was also the result of my mucking about with B&W. I really liked the effect on the sea, but at the same time wanted to keep the colour and the red 'veins' running through the rock. I'm quite happy with the result.
Those two were basically me playing with photo editing to see what I could do (the camera club does not mind, and even encourages such manipulation). The others are pretty much 'as shot' with adjustments for contrast, etc. although #1 had a soft focus applied around the edges.
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