Friday, December 16, 2011

Swimmers, in black & white

I don't normally post black and white photos on this site. In fact, in three and one-half years of doing this site, I don't think I have ever posted a b & w photo until today.

In Tamarindo, taking afternoon photos of the Pacific Ocean means shooting into the sun, of course. This silhouette of a couple of women wading out into the ocean did not have a lot of color, so I tried it in black and white. I think it emphasizes the silvery reflection of the sun on the water.

This week we have photos of the fall colors on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

14 comments:

brattcat said...

i hope it won't be the last. this is a beauty.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think you made the right decision here Dave, it really does make the sea shimmer. Beautiful image.

Kate said...

The water sparkles, and the scene lifts my spirits. Our snow is gone now and everything is grim and gray. Never satisfied!!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Yes, like brattcat said, I hope it isn't the last!

Sharon said...

Perfect for black and white!

Lowell said...

Good job. The silhouettes work perfectly with the sun's glimmering on the water.

B&W can be very effective sometimes.

glenda said...

Love the black and white. Cute little crab yesterday.

Jack said...

This is the right kind of setting for a monochrome shot, with the backlighting. The original was probably pretty close to black and white, too.

You like Christmas markets? Maybe you should visit again tomorrow . . .

Jarart said...

You are right, this makes a nice B&W.
Those are big waves!

Memphis MOJO said...

Very effective.

Rob and Mandy said...

It was worth it. B and W pictures can be infinitely more subtle than color ones

Scott said...

B&W suits this perfectly. I can't wait to return to Tamarindo in March.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great choice. This photo is great in b/w.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Leif Hagen said...

Great monochrome at the beach!

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