Relax . . . no opinions in this post. But, because of it, I’m doing two One Four Challenges at once.
First up, the last of the surfers photos series. Here is the shot as I would normally process it.
These are the same two guys as the las One Four Challenge, but further along in their ride.
I’ll give waves one more try as far as B&W goes, but I’ll throw in a distressed look, making it seem old and possibly recovered from a forgotten shack.
I think that is one of the better B&W (not counting the ones with a bit of color . . . which are not strictly B&W). The SmugMug gallery has a version of this in Cyanotype that I can’t add here because it’s supposed to be four, not five versions.
I liked the faux painting from the previous One Four Challange. Therefore, here are two “painting” versions.
I like both of these but for different reasons.
OK, I’m going to move away from the surfing theme and go into vegetation.
Now, I’m going to cheat a bit . . . well, not really. This next shot is just to show how the shot came out of the camera:
That don’t count for the One Four Challenge. It’s just reference.
Here is the processed shot.
OK, let’s give the ole B&W college try . . .
I don’t mind that in the least, but it is definitively better viewed a bit larger (click on it or go to the gallery linked below)
This next one adds back a bit of color (rather, does not remove as much). I like the effect.
This next one is a stylized version of the base processing. I can take it or leave it . . . and it’s another shot that is best viewed at larger resolutions.
That’s it . . . wow . . . is that really it? This is pretty short for me. I’m used to working on these things for an hour or more, and that’s not counting prepping the photos.
Oh well . . . sometimes one must stray from the true path and go to bed early.
I’ve set up a SmugMug Gallery HERE. Them interested can go look at the full-sized photos. Some of the ones coming up will definitively be worth a look.
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