Vicki A Alford – Photographer
What an atmospheric image! B & W works really well, Vicki!
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(this image worked well as both colour AND B&W)
That is really nice light! Beautiful image!
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Beautiful photography. I like the effects you did
Thanks for your comment.
Actually, I didn’t do any effects. This is just a colour image converted to black & white. The ‘effect’ is merely the late afternoon sun reflecting on the water surface and grass reeds. This post here on my Nature Blog shares the same scene (in portrait size), of the same area, in colour. It’s a great time of day to do photography in this area near my home.
Oh wow! that’s amazing to know. The black and white is awesome, it captures the reflections perfectly.
Love this shot VIvki, the B&W is incredible ~ more mysterious than the green. Just the other day I was commenting on a series of photos by Tina Schell, telling her how much I love water…but really have never seen or shot a wetland or swamp land. They are fascinating places.
Thanks Randall. I only have tiny ‘wetlands’ near my urban home, but it was shooting straight into the bright afternoon winter light which gave me the image in this post. I aught to try it again some time.
Dramatic light and beauty 🙂
Thank you Joshi.
I think the black and white creates a wonderfully mysterious atmosphere.
It certainly does, Tanja.
It’s an interesting place as it falls into shadow from the nearby cliff relatively early. There’s a gap in the treelike and the dying sun casts a stream of light in just one section of the reeds and water. The images in this post give some more views……. https://vickialfordnatureblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/the-elusive-white-plumed-honeyeater-lichenostomus-penicillatus/
I just went back to that post and realized which one of the photos you transformed into B&W. The colored version portrays a very different atmosphere, but I can’t really say which one I like better.
To be honest, I thought it looked good either way. That’s not always the case. I usually prefer colour OR B/W, but on this occasion, both are different (but the same) if you know what I mean 🙂
Nice capture and composition. B&W was a great choice here … it may have been a bit busy in color.
The low light makes the wetland so mysterious! I love it.
I’d like to do some more nature B & W (or conversions).
The area depicted in the this image is just magical at about 4.30pm when the sun starts to sink behind the overlying cliff in this area. I wish there was a public bench to sit on to watch this pond at the end of the afternoon.
A lovely scenery you have captured, Vicki. The light makes such a big difference.
Thank you Otto. Looking forward to trying some more nature B & W images (when our weather improves 🙂 )
I like it 😊
Thank you. 🙂
Lovely! I’m hoping to get caught up with you if life would just settle down a wee tad! 🙂
Not much happening on my B & W blog at the moment. You might prefer to read my nature blog (link at the top of the page) 🙂
(Hope the air is much clearer today and the bush fires have calmed down).
Oh dear, so that makes me feel doubly lost. I suspect I’d like the nature blog sounds more to my liking since I’m not a huge fan of black and white. World without color just doesn’t do it for me.
The air is back to being filled with smoke. It spreads by thousands of acres per day. Out level of smoke depends on which way the wind blows. Yesterday was truly nice. BTW it’s not a brush fire…. it’s miles and miles of forest with huge conifers for the most part.
We tend to call all country/mountain fires ‘bush fires’ whereas I think you call some of yours ‘wild fires’. I really hope they die down soon, Gunta. Terry over at montucky.wordpress.com said many of these massive fires burn until the first snow falls. My Nature Blog (which is more a diary style of ……where I walk and what I see in nature, or even on my apartment balcony where I watch the bird life https://vickialfordnatureblog.wordpress.com
I now live about 100 feet from a nature reserve and several parks and a river, although the nature reserve is overgrown and almost impossible to walk through.
Timely, and tastefully, captured 🙂 🍸
Thank you 🙂
That is truly decent light! Wonderful picture!
Thank you 🙂
(the light was Mother Nature, not me)
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