Many thanks to all of you who CC'd on my last upload. I hope you have all had a wonderful celebration of the new year.
I have plenty of Africa pictures to come but thought I would try a little change - these were taken a couple of weeks ago at Blue Anchor Bay. I really just went for a walk with my grandchilren so was not carrying a tripod. The light was very low but the sky dramatic and I thought I could get a couple of high ISO shots with lots of grain to convert to black and white and underexposed to simplify color tones. The reflected light in the evening sky from Minehead town seemed to add a touch of mystery and excitement. Vi was composed to include the girl leaning on the promenade gazing out to sea. V2 was taken a bit earlier on the beach also looking toward Minehead and is entitled 'Two'.
I took several shots of which these are probably the best, but when I converted to black and white and increased the contrast I got heavy moire type vertical banding in the dark ares of the sky on both sides. I would appreciate any advice as to why this occurred - next time I will of course capture in Black and white rather than converting, although in the past I have been happy to convert as I then have at least two options for the image.
Hope you like them. A
Tags: Landscape and travel
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