Friday, December 09, 2005

Black and White photos from Atlantic Canada

Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia

This is a photograph taken while canoeing on the lakes of the Kejimkujik National Park. I used the Channels Mixer with the red, green, blue channels set to 28, 60, and 12 to convert the original colour image to BW. This is roughly similar to the conversion that occurs when you switch modes to greyscale. Levels, Curves and gradient masks were used to adjust the tone and contrast.

Another image from the National Park using the same conversion technique as described above.

Dark Harbour, Grand Manan, New Brunswick

This was taken from Dark Harbour on Grand Manan, an island in the Bay of Fundy. Although I now realise that it is better to take all photos in colour and then convert later to BW in PS (thanks Ivan), this image was orignally taken in BW. The tone/contrast adjusted using Levels. I am still playing with this image a little but I like it a lot.

This is another photograph taken from the same structure above originally in BW. This image does not have the full dynamic range of a typical BW but I like the tones (the histogram shows little highlights).

Again, another image taken from an area close to the structure above. As you may figure, this is a reflection. I realy like it.

Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Lastly this photograph was taken from the shores of the Bay of Fundy in an area called the Hopewell Rocks. These rocks sit on the beach and are partly made of sandstone and are carved by the fierce tides that sweep this area. Again it was originally taken in BW. I deliberately washed out the background to create a strong contrast. The tree on the right adds nicely to the photograph.

1 comment:

Ivan said...

Very interesting shot - I like the shape of the rock very much, and the silhouette approach works well. Not sure I like the tree bit on the right - distracts from the rock for me. Perhaps remove it, or crop in and see if that works.
Nice one