As you may have gathered, I am currently producing black and white versions of all my new landscape photography images.
And as you also may have gathered – I love this shot.
So much so I am going to do a re-edit which I will post tomorrow. A re-edit or a re-crop. I have an idea.
I know – another one.
Back to what we are looking at today, firstly this is the work I did in Nik Silver Efex Pro to produce this black and white landscape photography image.
- Fine Art Process
- Lens Falloff 1
- Overall brightness -15%
- Highlights -11%
- Midtones -31%
- Shadows -34%
- Dynamic Brightness +36%
These adjustments were a pleasure to work on, so much do I like the colour version of this scene. And I like the black and white version a lot as well – lots going on in this image.
The black and white processing was all to emphasise the depth and mood in the picture, as well as to extract out all the fantastic natural details and textures in the scene.
The black and white version of this picture has a different feel to the colour version I posted yesterday. I have lost that warm glow of the sunshine in the background section of the woods.
Having lost all the colour from the scene the picture is all about the light and the shade, the textures, details and contrast.
I really like this picture and hope you do too – let me know if you refer the colour version or the black and white version.
I have a new web page called Black and White Landscape Photography in Dorset which contains a selection of my new black and white landscape pictures taken in Dorset. I will add new pages for my landscape photography work in Hampshire and further afield in future months.
Rick McEvoy Photography
Monday 13th February 2016