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Clash of Titans

By hwatt  
Mangerstadh Stacks, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

To be honest I donít really do a lot of black and white shots. This one is very much an exception to the rule as I had black and white in mind as soon as I laid eyes on this very dramatic Isle of Lewis seascape. It was a bright afternoon with puffy white clouds in a blue sky. The wind was blowing hard and a reasonable swell was causing the sea to swirl around the rock stacks but the drama just wasnít there in colour, it just looked like a nice day to be beside the sea. It seemed to me that black and white would change it completely and the look I craved would be there in spades if I used the textures of hard and soft, jagged and curvy and threw in dappled light too.

Pentax 67II, 55-100 zoom, 0.3ND Reverse Grad, 3 stop ND filter, f/22 at 12 Seconds, Fuji Velvia 50 converted to mono in Channels.

Tags: Rocks Cliffs Seascape Sea Black and white Rough Sea stacks Landscape and travel

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28 Apr 2020 2:04AM
Good decision to go mono. The purity of b & w leaves us with pure image and composition....and this succeeds in spades.

28 Apr 2020 5:54AM
A lovely wild looking scene, made all the better by being in mono.
BobinAus Plus
7 3 14 Australia
28 Apr 2020 7:29AM
I also think this scene is well suited to black and white. A great capture of the remarkable rock formation, brightly illuminated by the sun.

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