This picture of paddle boarders bathed in the late summer sunset warmth was photographed from the viewing point at Evening Hill, which overlooks Sandbanks in Poole.
The image was captured using my Canon 6D.
The colour image is one of my favourite images of 2016, which I posted a couple of days ago. Now I am back in the office I am going to catch up on some of those images of 2016 and produce new black and white versions.
So lots of new images on my blog over the next couple of days, which i hope you enjoy.
This is not work to me - this is sheer enjoyment.
This is the black and white version. Obviously. And how did I produce this black and white masterpiece I hear you say?
As you asked, This is how I produced this image using my go to black and white plug-in for Lightroom, Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Fine Art, High Key (with the white frame removed)
Red. I know where this image is going. Light and bright. Over exposed.
None. They dont work with the overexposed look.
Lots more brightness. Over all brightness I increased by 22%, then Dynamic Brightness I increased by a further 57%.
And you know what I am now thinking?
Luminosity Masks. Time to begin......
I have been wanting to learn these for some time, and now that time is here.
Rick McEvoy - Landscape photographer in Dorset
Friday 30th December 2016