I periodically go back and scroll through my image library in Adobe Lightroom. Sometimes it’s because I’m trying to find something particular and, at other times, I am just taking a stroll. I was strolling recently and came across this image. I had written about it in a different post and while I liked it as a color image, I wasn’t crazy about it, meaning I wouldn’t ever print it. As I was looking at it the other day, I thought that it might work as a monochrome. As soon as I made a copy and clicked the “Black & White” button in the Lightroom Develop module, I was hooked. I did a little more tinkering with things, but not much. The major changes were to accentuate the white portion of the water that draws you through the image and to crop the perspective from 2:3 to 4:5 to eliminate some of the top of the frame and its inherent imbalance due to the amount of white. I now really like this image and printed it. It holds up even better on paper than it does on screen. Sometimes it’s a good thing to take a second look at things.
- Canon EOS 5D Mk. III
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0L IS USM
- 16mm, f/13, ISO 100, 1.6 sec.
- Tripod and cable release employed