Fallen Black

I reworked this (https://plus.google.com/+GerardBlacklock/posts/bnrR3GoBBZ2) image into a BW version – I am not entirely convinced on the conversion and could not decide on whether to push towards a real dreamy scene where teh horizon was masked by the BW conversion or simply go with this, basically a straight BW conversion in LR.

+Chris Sutton this was for you – would have never seen the light of day otherwise 🙂

Exif love:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 @ 70mm Aperture: f/10 and Shutter Speed: 186.1s
ISO 100
out front: Lee Biggstopper

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28 thoughts on “Fallen Black

  1. +Gerard Blacklock Oh, that was worth waiting for Gerard! I think you made the right choice, the soft reflection and smooth water make it dreamy enough, and the sharp horizon keeps it rooted in reality. Brilliant, I really think this is outstanding Gerard.

  2. +Gerard Blacklock Looks pretty cool! If I had to be nit-picky I'd say I do think your colour version has more visual punch and impact. The tonal similarity in the greys around the horizon on the left dilute the the scene a little, but hey, that's me being spoilt by seeing your colour version! It is a very strong composition & the tones in the bottom half (and on the right side horizon) work beautifully! Maybe it's my preference towards strong tones in B&W images coming out. I do agree with +Chris Sutton that it does have a rather pleasing dreamy effect!

  3. Hmmmm I really like the colour original, but the B&W version is pretty cool as well, if I had to make a choice I'd pick the colour version, but this is very pleasing too 😉

  4. Thanks +Chris Sutton , i did a couple of versions of this, one where the horizon and sky almost disappear into a monochrome fog (just be selecting which colours to convert to BW) but none seemed to really ring my bell – hence I appreciate the feedback and I think now this one is the right BW version.

  5. +Tom Testone
    cheers mate, yeah its hard when you have seen the colour version and this is one reason why i rarely show both colour and BW. I hear what you are saying with the horizon and I following on from my response to Chris above, I think the pronounced horizon is key on this image, having it mellow into a BW mess is not favourable.
    Thankyou for the feedback mate, much appreciated.

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