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Saturday morning pre-dawn on Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park, Maine. Some big surf kept me from getting too close to the shore. I'm getting more and more intrigued by black and white conversions. C and C appreciated.














May 14, 2012 at 04:59 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


Hey David,

I do really like your B&W conversions. Very nice job here, the tonality is great. What makes your B&W work for me, is you have definite black areas in the shot. You have Black, gray and white, not just a shades of gray conversion. I think I prefer #1 as my favorite, but #2 is also very nice.

Jim



May 14, 2012 at 06:45 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


Loving the conversions. Very nice!


May 14, 2012 at 06:55 AM
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JimFox wrote:
Hey David,

I do really like your B&W conversions. Very nice job here, the tonality is great. What makes your B&W work for me, is you have definite black areas in the shot. You have Black, gray and white, not just a shades of gray conversion. I think I prefer #1 as my favorite, but #2 is also very nice.

Jim


Thanks Jim. Seems like I've just discovered this world of black and white... am very intrigued by it.



May 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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Scott Kroeker wrote:
Loving the conversions. Very nice!


Thanks Scott. I appreciate the kind words.



May 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


I love the conversions, the foreground texture in #1 is really great, but the textures and water movement in #2 wins for me.


May 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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Travis Rhoads wrote:
I love the conversions, the foreground texture in #1 is really great, but the textures and water movement in #2 wins for me.


Thanks Travis. You wouldn't think it because of the long exposures, but there was some serious surf rocking the coastline as I made these.



May 14, 2012 at 01:06 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


The second conveys that more to me, I think that is one of the things I like about it over #1.


May 14, 2012 at 01:07 PM
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Hi David. These are very nice. I have been doing black and white photography for years and am well known for my prints. My b&w landscapes and b&w flowers are my biggest sales.

These look great. What makes a b&w really jump off the page is to have all the tones from black to white. There is a scale to follow when doing this. Silver efex has this scale and is very easy to use. This scale is also available in books and on the internet. Of course this is subjective and not all images require all the tones. But most landscapes look better with all the tones.

Y



May 14, 2012 at 02:07 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


Excellent shots, David. Love the high contrast, depth and detail.

Eric



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


Very nice. BW can be tricky and I think you did a fine job.


May 14, 2012 at 02:55 PM
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Very nice set David!

Love your B&W renditions... Acadia is on my list of must visit locations

Jim



May 14, 2012 at 02:57 PM
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TripleYYY wrote:
Hi David. These are very nice. I have been doing black and white photography for years and am well known for my prints. My b&w landscapes and b&w flowers are my biggest sales.

These look great. What makes a b&w really jump off the page is to have all the tones from black to white. There is a scale to follow when doing this. Silver efex has this scale and is very easy to use. This scale is also available in books and on the internet. Of course this is subjective and not all images require all the tones. But most
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Thanks Jennifer. I am using Silver Efex in the workflow, and love the control it gives over parts of the photograph, both small and large. I always find it interesting to "see" what tones are included in each scene, and I have to admit I am hooked.



May 14, 2012 at 03:01 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


Excellent shots, David. Love the high contrast, depth and detail.

Thanks Eric. I am really liking the higher contrast scenes, though sometimes I have to pause, step back and re-assess the direction and depth to which I am processing.

epiphini wrote:
Very nice. BW can be tricky and I think you did a fine job.


Thanks for the kind words.



May 14, 2012 at 03:04 PM
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Silver Efex has been the one piece of Nik Software that I really want to add to my workflow...interesting to hear about the features it has.


May 14, 2012 at 03:04 PM
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Jimmy D wrote:
Very nice set David!

Love your B&W renditions... Acadia is on my list of must visit locations

Jim


Thanks Jim. I'm biased of course cos I live close, but Acadia is a pretty special place, and definitely worth a visit.



May 14, 2012 at 03:04 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


David,

Love it! You are getting the same type luminosity I was after at the falls this past weekend. Different scene and lighting direction but great results here.

Chris



May 14, 2012 at 05:28 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


Travis Rhoads wrote:
Silver Efex has been the one piece of Nik Software that I really want to add to my workflow...interesting to hear about the features it has.


Travis... nice thing is you can download a 2-week fully functional free trial. I sometimes feel as though I am cheating - since I haven't ever physically set foot in a darkroom - but even so, I am definitely hooked on trying to creatively develop in black and white.



May 14, 2012 at 05:36 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


cpoole wrote:
David,

Love it! You are getting the same type luminosity I was after at the falls this past weekend. Different scene and lighting direction but great results here.

Chris


Thanks Chris... awesome waterfall photographs you have been sharing lately!



May 14, 2012 at 05:36 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Pre-dawn in Acadia


David,
Super B & W shots - very impressive. - RC



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