I know that this B+W experimenting is getting out of hand, but i just thought i wanted to show my latest conversion, i promise i will try to find a couple of color shots after this one.
It was taken on my first trip to Thailand after the China job, and it is from a beach outside Rayong, not that far from Bangkok (one of the nearest if you want to avoid too many tourists)
I have uploaded the original as a workshop on pboehringer's request
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Aeroby (232) 2007-02-26 14:53
Beautifull picture ! the contrast between the black and the white is perfect! of course a good compo and the sky is incredible! I like a lot this shot.
Very good job !
ajcoutinho (568) 2007-02-26 15:01
A very well balanced B&W. Beautiful composition and light. I would prefer though a white frame. But that´s a matter of taste. Very well done Harry
dumaresq_ca (1892) 2007-02-26 15:13
Effet dramatique saisissant du aux contrastes bien exploités.
adores (46079) 2007-02-26 15:45
Hi there Harry!
I see you're really enjoying the conversion of your photos. I think it's a good idea. This one is surely a different vision of Thailand.I really like the way you're presenting this nice beach with the little boats and the typical wooden houses under a stormy sky. Great work indeed!
Cormac (26565) 2007-02-26 16:04
Why stop when the results are so beautiful? This is a great black & white conversion, because it really has a lot of contrast and wonderful tones. Most of the time when I see a conversion from digital to B&W it comes out bland, but not this one! Great work!
VeeJayCee (2410) 2007-02-26 16:08
Hi Harry. The glowing highlights against the deeper tones give this a surreal look which suits the image well.
sadeik (3282) 2007-02-26 16:36
That is a beautiful b&w, very artistic. I say carry on. Superb
Dazed (89) 2007-02-26 16:40
Harry, This is just amazing, easily one of the best photographs I have seen for a while. Though it looks more like a painting to me than a photograph! I think b and w is a medium that more people should experiment with and can yield more interesting results with contrast. Thanks for sharing, Regards Michelle
nursez (1903) 2007-02-26 17:00
it looks like a painting,just beautiful.Thanks,Nur
MariosCYP (774) 2007-02-26 17:05
Great shot, fantastic manipulation with the photoshop. Very well done.
Regards from Cyprus,
nox (1766) 2007-02-26 17:24
verz interesting shot!
mesutilgim (96260) 2007-02-26 17:30
Wonderfull capture. Very good idea to make it in b&w !
jonathan_hart (21276) 2007-02-26 20:24
excellent photo !!!, dramatic, nice contrast, wonderful subject the sky is huge, sharp, and black and white very works well... very good job !!!
DarkoG (8) 2007-02-27 2:38
Another excellent contribution to your b/w collection.
Cricri (122473) 2007-02-27 10:41
Magnifique le contraste N/B, Bon POV,composition et lumiére, trés joli travail
agbonavita (0) 2007-02-27 12:26
thanks for coming in my gallery and for the kind words. I pass veru quickly my eyes on your album and I really love this shot and another one I will comment.
You made a great work here in this B&W photo. Is very dificult nature photos in B&W. The boats are lovely.
pboehringer (770) 2007-02-28 10:21
here is another gorgeous PP manipulated picture and it seems that you're achieving an overall approval from the TE community, including mine. However, try also to be diverse. You already showed us that this technique works wonders. It would be interesting to add the original picture as a WS so I could appreciate better the PP result, besides it is always nice to see the original anyway.
anducina (8407) 2007-02-28 15:13
Excellent compo and framing, I like the boats and the dramatic sky. Interesting effect.
patdeph (35748) 2007-03-02 7:09
nothing else to say.Wonderful wonderful photo.I put it in my favorites.
Stepan (27210) 2007-03-03 3:05
The PP works with non-industrial subject too. It's even getting always better ! Unique mood. Impressive, strong and... inspired.
branley (3681) 2007-03-05 4:14
Harry, if you're producing stunning B&W shots like this don't apologise and don't stop! This is beautiful with perfect contrasts and sharpness. It's well composed with the boats in the foreground and the huts beyond. The threatening clouds just add to the atmosphere and I must say I prefer it to the colour version. A superb shot my friend, well done.
Albrecht (11281) 2007-03-07 10:51
Veryu beautiful scene and well chosen in B&W. The contrasts and the sky is beautiful; well edited.
Thanks for sharing
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-03-07 15:35
Harry, you are a little liar ;). You promised to upload more than one colour photo after this :D.
Excellent work! I`m impressed what you can achieve from an average photo. I try sometimes to convert my images to b&w, but I have no such an abilities to do it in a perfect way.
I love this painting and add to my favourites.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-03-18 14:57
Hi Harry, i'm happy to have the opportunity to browse your gallery cause i noticed that your BW are INCREDIBLE !
You definitely have something in your BW, a mood, a way to treat them, and here is a perfect exemple.
Please really keep on posting such BW, you have a tremendous level
belido (19934) 2007-05-03 14:13
it's a wonderful B&W landscape. Almost like a painting. I wonder how you make it. Very good special effetcs with contrast. Well done!
- Copyright: harry hansen (abulafia) (4900)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-07-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Fuji Finepix F401
- Exposure: f/7.0, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My B+W [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-26 14:49
- Favorites: 6 [view]