Saturday, February 25, 2006

Shipwreck, Sable Island, Canada



Shipwreck, Sable Island, Canada

This is a shipwreck that appeared on one of the beaches for just a couple of days before it was covered over. The original photo was in colour but I wanted to see how it would look in Black and White. I used the Channels Mixer to convert it; setting Monochrome and the red, green and blue channels to 35, 55, 10. I played around with these numbers at first but this combination seemed to work best. I made all the necessary adjustments (e.g. Levels adjustments, so on) before doing the conversion. I think this is what Ivan recommended in an earlier discussion. Would be grateful for comments from the Critical Eye....

Damian

1 comment:

Ivan said...

Damian

Interesting pic. I find the cliff in the background a little distracting and the angle of your camera to the ground is not enough to really define or focus in on the shapes and textures of the wood. Hard to know "what" to do, as it's a tricky image to compose, but I think there's a more dramatic angle in there, but not sure I know what it is!! Interesting subject though. I think when things are as big as that, and they have potentially distracting backgrounds, it's good to isolate them a little more.