During most of our trip, the sky was cloud-decorated. Another thing I enjoyed on the trip was the patterns made by the water as we used a run-about to get to places where the water was more shallow. The CI includes one of these images. The LV is a large version of the main. I do appreciate the helpful comments and the WS on my previous B&W. This image seemed a bit more contrasty, although there isn't any real black. I used Nik Filters Silver Effex: high-contrast, harsh
This one is much better. The contrast and cloudy skies are perfect and make a stunning image. You have a nice range of tones from black to white with no clipping in the highlights. Now that contrast has been mastered look for strong lines and graphic elements for a B&W image.
plimrn (2019/01/22 18:10:52): Thanks John, I have found playing with B&W fun although I still like color best. I had to restrain myself from putting the color version in the Ci. Once again, I do appreciate your help.
I expect Maui is starting call. I'm jealous. My Yoga teacher described this winter as ice hell. While the snow on the ground is patchy and covered with needles, after turning off on Foster, it's pretty much a sheet of ice. It snows, it rains, it freezes
Great fat clouds in this part of the world - wonderfully seen in this image. I love the huge stripe of rockland from left to right, water and sky, it makes it a clean shot. Nice the CI with the boat's waves. You are a quick learner, looking really good.
plimrn (2019/01/23 18:30:18): Thank you, Barbara. I had some very good suggestions and I've been playing with B&W a lot the last few days...one of the advantages of retirement: One can focus on fun more than just the necessary
I liked the WS too, with that contrast between the orange and the blue like two strips of colors side by side.
the panorama in B&W is very beautiful. I liked in special of the texture of the clouds, that looks so wild, and the peaks that looks like fingers trying to touch them. very beautiful compo.