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Beach Beauty B&W

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 20 May 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Tomorrow we will be in lovely Mendocino. Before leaving Bandon, I must say that landscape photography is at least 75% sheer gift. The incredible skies with which we were gifted those two days in Bandon clearly made the photographs. Some photographers pray for good weather; I pray for lousy weather :))

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 400 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good shot in b/w. Another great POW

20 May 2010 5:33am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

This landscape is awesome, a perfect picture.

20 May 2010 5:40am

zahra from shiraz, Iran


20 May 2010 6:00am

Dana from Burbank, United States

Stunning landscape in B&W -- made perfect by the person at waters edge.

20 May 2010 6:05am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Just gorgeous! I love your framing and the delicate reflections.

20 May 2010 6:17am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

You are right about those fabulous skies, and oh, those smooth and Clear reflections. Superb, Jack !!

20 May 2010 6:22am

Barbara from Florida, United States

I will add this to my list of favorites of your images. There is such emotion with nature here. Dramatic yet brings me calmness. Magnificent in B&W.

20 May 2010 6:31am

tataray from france, France

Wow... L'extase !... Excellent paysage.

20 May 2010 7:13am

oncho from granada, Spain


20 May 2010 8:06am

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran

very nice

20 May 2010 9:05am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Like in another planet ! Superb !

20 May 2010 9:22am

✿ Anina ✿ from New Zealand

WOW!!! What a fantastic shot! I love the patterns in the sand. Beautiful framing and the clouds are striking. Great mood. Bravo!

20 May 2010 10:23am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Enchanting, you must must have a book out, not to make money, not for celebrity (although honestly that's a given) but so that the world can see the beauty you photograph, and WOW

20 May 2010 10:51am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

WOW ! I'm in love !!!!!!!!!! It's a fantastic view and capture. You're the best ! Kisses

20 May 2010 11:36am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Je rêve de voir cette plage Jack !

20 May 2010 11:43am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Quelle superbe image NB!!! Magnifique paysage!

20 May 2010 12:14pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Breathtaking beauty!

20 May 2010 1:10pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

wow Jack, this is ultra cool. Like a scene from a fairy tale, a story book. Absolutely stunning and cool treatment.

20 May 2010 1:13pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Speechless at this amazing shot 5 stars

20 May 2010 1:45pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wow Jack . Each time I take a look at your last picture I go back to see once again all previous from this series to see which one I like the best . And it is not possible . See, the same image as this but in in color , on may 14th, was so wonderful , but now in BW it looks even more wonderful .
I really admire this series , and interesting it is not enough for me . I usually get bored when people go with series , but no, not this time :))

20 May 2010 1:55pm

@MARIANA: Thank you. Bandon is an amazing place. I return there next Wednesday for a 4 day photography workshop.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Just fabulous on all fronts! Great work Jack!!!

20 May 2010 2:04pm

Don - SLACKWATER from spokane, United States

A fine beach shot with the rugged rocks and that marvelous sky to set it off. I agree with you about the lousy weather being a blessing. This is a beautiful and expertly completed image.

20 May 2010 2:56pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow, This is every bit as stunning in B&W....Somehow without the color, I concentrate even more on the leading lines and all the wonderful textures here. And I'm with you! Let the "bad weather" come! I hope you have a wonderful time in Mendocino- I hope to get up there soon to shoot the rhododendrons, and maybe Glass Beach.....

20 May 2010 3:59pm

@Tracy: Thanks. We spent two days in Bandon and two days in Mendocino on a 10 day trip to the Bay Area back in late April - early May.

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrefic capture, Jack

20 May 2010 4:57pm

Dawn from United States

Stunning ........
Nicely done!

20 May 2010 4:58pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

unas fotos de lujo solo capaces de hacer por un gran artista, impresionate trabajos!!!

20 May 2010 5:00pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I agree that a clouded sky is more beautiful than a clear blue sky! Love all these different shapes and textures and the water looks like silk, beautiful photo!

20 May 2010 5:12pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

These are incredible images, Jack ... and your certainly were blessed with gorgeous clouds!

20 May 2010 5:30pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Jack this is terrific, although the water is so dark that it looks like treacle.

20 May 2010 5:33pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Amazing, super sky an great reflections.

20 May 2010 6:23pm

Harry Snowden from Grants Pass, Oregon, United States

Beautifully framed and perfectly balance...real nice!

20 May 2010 6:23pm

@Harry Snowden: Thank you. You should know the place well.

makaid from NY, United States

I love the composition and the way you brought out the detail in the clouds. Very dramatic and beautiful black and white.

20 May 2010 6:25pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

stunning depth in this image! incredible!!!

20 May 2010 6:39pm

Vahid from Tabriz, Iran

amazing shot!

20 May 2010 7:12pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

This is a fantastic seascape and the B&W is very strong. Love this one, Jack.

20 May 2010 8:10pm

Pixator from kerman, Iran

This is really beautiful.

20 May 2010 8:13pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

gorgeous b&w ,a master piece ,jack !!!
friendships !!

20 May 2010 8:24pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

It even looks good in B&W. Very powerful!

20 May 2010 8:35pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Will keep my finger crossed for these clouds . They really fit here beautifully !

20 May 2010 8:38pm

@MARIANA: Right now, the forecast for the first 3 days is for 60% chance of showers. Not only does that improve our chances for some nice clouds, but it means that we probably won't have to get up at 3 am to be ready for first light.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Breathtaking beauty for sure!

20 May 2010 9:20pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

This is a magnificent shot.....and you're so right about the weather.....crisp, clear, blue skies are boring boring boring......for photographers.......

21 May 2010 1:09am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I did remember the picture so I looked back for a comparaison. I prefer the color version.

21 May 2010 1:13am

@akarui: So do I.

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow - stunning - fabulous 5*****

21 May 2010 1:39am

Lori from Michigan, United States

Really beautiful black and white.

21 May 2010 2:19am

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan


21 May 2010 2:25am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Stunning! I like this better in B&W

21 May 2010 2:36am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Awesome great -- look at those clouds!!!!!!

21 May 2010 2:43am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Now I have a new favourite of your shots. That is priceless.

21 May 2010 4:40am

Babzy from Besançon, France

just wow , it's magic !

21 May 2010 8:46am

k@ from Paris, France

Still magnificent in B&W, this image is a masterpiece.

21 May 2010 9:00am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I'm back and you know, I have to agree with you: I too pray for bad weather.

21 May 2010 3:40pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

FABULOUS,Jack !!!!!!!!!!! I Love it !!!

21 May 2010 8:46pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! superbe landscape, fabulous BW and composition ! light and reflections are great ! perfect !

22 May 2010 7:27pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Outstanding work! :)

23 May 2010 4:41am

Véro from Savoie, France

I do love clouds ! This one is amaster piece ! Great palette of grey tones !

23 May 2010 10:33pm

@Véro: Merci.

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

A new favourite for me... Outstanding, Jack!

26 May 2010 2:36am

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

I'd pay for a shot like this!!!!!!

26 May 2010 7:52am

Duck Island Guy from Coast, United States

love your coast images--particularly the b&w ones.

3 Jun 2011 7:30pm