Now I have to say that not every image works well in black and white. This is one of them. But the only way you will find out is to try, as I have here.
The lovely light of the golden sunset has gone. The outline of Durdle Door is however nicely silhouetted, as are the other headlands. I like the way I have made the famous arch appear out of the darkness.
Is this a bad shot?
But the colour version works better for me. It is the colours that give the image that lovely warmth.
What do you all think?
I do not remember seeing many black and white pictures of Durdle Door it has to be said – maybe I am on to something here……………
This is what I did to the image in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
- Full Dynamic Smooth
- Green filter
- Lens Falloff 2
- Shadows brightness -44
- Dynamic brightness -65
Yes – more than one Brightness adjustment!
I dropped the shadows brightness as well as the dynamic brightness, as I wanted the blacks to creep into the side of the famous rock formation, as though Durdle Door itself is poking out of the darkness.
This black and white image does have a nice depth to it, but all in all I prefer the colour version.
Not bad image but not my best.
And I have to say it was nice to go back and re-edit an old image, producing both new black and white and colour versions of an old picture.
You can check out my web page dedicated to pictures of Dorset at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/dorset-photographer. This image isn't on this page though.
Next on my blog is my image of the week today at 6pm.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Saturday 26th November 2016