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Fog's Comin' In B&W

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 12 July 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

In converting yesterday's shot to B&W, I cropped out most of the monochrome blah sky. Although I have more photographs from our survival adventure, tomorrow it really is on to the flowers.

Nikon D700 1/400 second F/10.0 ISO 200 85 mm (35mm equiv.)

Marie LC from France

I am one fan of the nb and this one is very beautiful

12 Jul 2010 5:29am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

the bridge in the background ... beautiful!

12 Jul 2010 5:30am

vu@granby - gilles daigneault from Granby, Québec, Canada

Very nice,
bravo Jack!


gilles d.

12 Jul 2010 5:33am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle image NB!!!

12 Jul 2010 5:45am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderfully simplified to the essence of the harbor scene in black and white. Very appealing !!

12 Jul 2010 6:28am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh yes! The B&W is just as nice. I love the mood here and the detail is amazing. Very well done!

12 Jul 2010 6:54am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

this is really beautiful You have a lovely depth in the B&W tones

12 Jul 2010 7:20am

Manu from Arbois, France

Très joli, bravo!

12 Jul 2010 8:43am

@Manu: Merci. I am having trouble making comments on your photographs on your site.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

nice shot
I prefer it in B&W

12 Jul 2010 9:32am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

A complimentary image

12 Jul 2010 9:35am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You can choose? I choose the W / B friend Jack! It is a magnificent photo in monochrome! Thank you very much for showing your experiments! Muchos besos amigo Jack!

12 Jul 2010 9:46am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

hmmmm, i prefer this one but i don't really know why

12 Jul 2010 9:59am

frammy from miramas, France

just 5********

12 Jul 2010 11:30am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Jack - Yes I tend to agree with a lot of folks here - the depth and essence seems to really come out a bit more The definition of the various boats coupled with the harbor seems to stand out more - I also see what you mean about the sky. Although I really did not notice it as being a negative factor the other day, it does seem to all work here - you put so much thought and feeling into your work anyway I love it all...being a Jazz and Blues fan I will just say that it's all about the soul - and you got it sir. VERY nice piece here Jack :-)

12 Jul 2010 11:45am

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks, Denny. In the color version, there is enough blue (along with the fog) in the sky to make it worth including more sky. In the monochrome, it all goes to white.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Jack - Yes I tend to agree with a lot of folks here - the depth and essence seems to really come out a bit more The definition of the various boats coupled with the harbor seems to stand out more - I also see what you mean about the sky. Although I really did not notice it as being a negative factor the other day, it does seem to all work here - you put so much thought and feeling into your work anyway I love it all...being a Jazz and Blues fan I will just say that it's all about the soul - and you got it sir. VERY nice piece here Jack :-)

12 Jul 2010 11:46am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful detail and tonal range Jack!

12 Jul 2010 11:55am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

This is beautiful! What a fantastic view and compo

12 Jul 2010 12:26pm

tataray from france, France

Je préfère en couleur !... ))))

12 Jul 2010 12:45pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I love fog . Great BW !

12 Jul 2010 12:50pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I like both but I do think the black and white works well bringing out the atmosphere and mood in the fog.

12 Jul 2010 1:54pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the fog in the foreground. Excellent choice of black and white.

12 Jul 2010 2:44pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Yesterday's image was beautiful, but the image in B&W is amazing! I love the boats in the fog!

12 Jul 2010 3:13pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

color versions are pretty, but I prefer this version black and white, for the atmosphere that it clears up!
friendships, Jack!

12 Jul 2010 3:22pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Boy, Jack. I love both shots. Different moods seem to prevail with each.

12 Jul 2010 3:25pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This shot really highlights your perfect composition and the wonderful detail in the boats and the light they catch in the foggy air. It's beautiful. The color image is wonderful because of the colors being so special, and the fog being more visible and having a greater effect in the image. Interesting to compare. I vote for color (perhaps only because you lose the fog here) but they're both beautiful!

12 Jul 2010 3:33pm

@Bettina: I tend to agree with you. I looked back through all of my shots, and I took a ton of them, and none of them would give definition to the fog in monochrome. Only the fog coming across the bridge gives you any indication that there is fog.

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

I'm in the other camp here, Jack. Mono is my first love and the detail and character that is released from the conversion absolutely bowls me over. The boats come to life without the distraction of the colours, and the entire scene takes on a greater depth and beauty. I love this version. The beauty of photography is in the eye of both the photographer himself/herself and also the viewer, isn't it. A marvellous photograph.

12 Jul 2010 4:21pm

@SOUL AFLAME: Most seem to prefer the B&W version.

Paul from summerside, Canada

I love it in b/w gets lots of details

12 Jul 2010 4:25pm

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Nice and sharp foreground on the blurry background...beautiful BW photo!

12 Jul 2010 4:25pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Terrefic shot

12 Jul 2010 5:14pm

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Hi. Well I don't see much fog in the foreground. The boats have caught the patch of light through the fog and clouds. I think it is very interesting how the conversion from colour makes it look like a chilly day because of the foreground and does accentuate the fog over the bridge, having cropped the sky. I like the BnW

12 Jul 2010 6:13pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I prefer the color version because we can better see the fog arriving on the bridge. But in B&W there is a lot details on the boats.

12 Jul 2010 6:22pm

@Evelyne Dubos: You hit the nail on the head.

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Absolutely lovely monochrome, I love how the mist is enveloping the bridge, superb.

12 Jul 2010 6:31pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Black and white works so well with this shot brings out more detail and a cool mood t this shot

12 Jul 2010 6:47pm

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Lovely view on the boats and bridge, like both shots of it:-)

12 Jul 2010 7:04pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The b&w is great but i really loved yesterday's colour shot so much. Although the magical mist rising over the bridge is still fantastic.

12 Jul 2010 8:25pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a fantastic capture

12 Jul 2010 9:13pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Moody atmosphere

12 Jul 2010 9:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love both versions.

12 Jul 2010 10:02pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I love this version even more--there is a dignity that black and white brings!

12 Jul 2010 10:44pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Well, i'm in the color camp......just something about the color of the water in yesterday's that did it for me!!!

12 Jul 2010 11:19pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing combination of the calmness of the water, stillness of the boats and a foggy bridge. Black and white makes things so clear, for sure.

13 Jul 2010 1:00am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice contrasts in this B&W processing. And I love the subtle "reveal" of the bridge through the fog.

13 Jul 2010 1:40am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

oh I really love this in black and white, but then you likely remember how much I love black and white :)

13 Jul 2010 3:39pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Also nice n b&w..but i prefer the color version..just a question of personal taste....lovely work

19 Jul 2010 1:26am