This is an image that dates back a few years. I was searching for it on this website and was surprised that I had never posted here. It’s a digitally enhanced version of one of my most popular images – Break of Dawn. (See the original HERE) The original is a wonderful color image. It would be my favorite of the two, but I also like the aged look this one receives from the monochrome and textured effects.
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This was one of the last images I snapped on a very cold (below zero) morning of shooting. I’d been out there a lot longer than I would have thought – about an hour and forty-five minutes – but I found plenty to point my camera at. I was the only one braving the elements that morning. All of the footprints you see in the snow were made by me.
I had decided to call it a morning, was dismantling my equipment, folding my tripod and packing up to head home. I looked back over my shoulder and noticed the shadows from the tree and it drew me back for a few more minutes.
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Refraction: the fact or phenomenon of light, radio waves, etc., being deflected in passing obliquely through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density.
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It was a calm but misty day for sailing on Lake Michigan off the shores of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The light fog gave this boat a mysterious, dream-like quality. The low bank of clouds also add interest to the background.
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These tulips have long past, but their memory lives on in digital form. Long live the tulips!
As you can see from the cropped, color image of this same stand of tulips on the right, they were two-toned in color – not your typical red or yellow. Ironically, I thought the unique, contrasting colors made them good candidates for a monochrome treatment.
To me, the detail in the petals are much more interesting in a higher contrast B&W. In fact, I think this would make an impressive, large print. May have to do that.
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In a few moments, the sun will rise in the middle of this image. Before the blinding light breaches the horizon, the clouds create a dramatic background.
I’ve taken countless photos of this lighthouse and decided to take a lower angle. I lowered my tripod to just a foot or so above the ground – shooting through the beach grass.
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This red rose evokes an entirely different feeling when presented in a monochrome tone.
This started as a color image and I spent a lot of time trying to get this just right. I like it better than the image I started with but…it still seems to be lacking something.
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