Sunrise over the Fitzroy range as the clouds clear from the first snowstorm of the season.
This is my second B&W post, and I know I have a lot to learn so I'd appreciate any critiques you guys have that can help me improve it. I took the original file and added a B&W layer in PS. I adjusted the color sliders until the overall look approached what I saw in person. Then I did minor dodging of highlights in the reflection. Than a very slight blue tint. That's it. The original color version had such great sidelight that it was a pretty easy conversion. I'm just not sure if it's TOO contrasty with the dark sky.
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dcawker (5717) 2008-09-08 16:25
Really fantastic. I love the tones, composition, and colors here.. Well done. Regards, Doug
Wanda1 (14982) 2008-09-08 22:16
So majestic with those white peaks towering over the scene. Great layers and a wonderful tonal range for this beautiful black and white landscape, I personally like contrasty black and whites so I think it is great. It really looks so peaceful there. I see you are using a Hasselblad...nice!
anes_lc (14968) 2008-09-08 22:55
can give any advices ..because you did better job in b&w the i ever did :)
i love your composition ,keep on showing your B&W conversion ,and for sure you gona get good advices here
thanks for share
danyy (0) 2008-09-08 23:05
uen photo vraiment parfaite, ses deux qualités premières, les lumières et la préision de la mise au point.
Belle utilisation du filtre dégressif.
HimalAnda (9798) 2008-09-08 23:09
The B&W suits well to this landscape, because the sky is dark and mountains are clear (may be a little bit too white on the left ?). Details on the mountain are very sharp.
It should be interesting to see the original photo, in colors.
That's a very good photo !
auldal (1378) 2008-09-09 2:23
Superb with the luminosity of the scene shining through, the contrast works very well.
Bartleby (13552) 2008-09-09 6:47
Beautiful shot of this amazing range. IMHO, the strong contrast gives a somewhat surreal/artificial feeling to this engrossing scenery.
keda (1253) 2008-09-09 9:47
Amazing place, maybe oneday I will in on my own eyes.
great job, I like composition very much.
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2008-09-11 0:26
nice composition and B&W photo.
I would add little bit contrast to the clouds, but that's all, but I am not and expert so that's just my opinion.
Many Regards Jiri
guillaumejm (0) 2008-09-12 13:19
Marvelous too!. So beautifull light. Majestuous in b&w version. A stuning depth and sharpness. But first of all wonderful nature place.
BoisBarb (10369) 2008-09-29 10:43
Tout bonnement incroyable! Une atmosphère dantesque d'une rare beauté! Sublissime!
alainh (35583) 2008-10-15 0:30
always a pleasure to travel throught your incredible gallery !!
bmukherjee (1512) 2010-03-14 8:08
Ansel Adams himself couldn't have done better! Absolutely stunning use of black and white: the grey tones are incredibly well-defined. I suppose that clarity comes from the Hasselblad...
I've been looking through your gallery and website, and I find your style of photography very appealing. Of course, my favorite gallery is the Tibet and Himalayas!
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-04-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Hasselblad H2D, HC 3.5-4.5/50-110, Graduated Neutral Density
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - Landscape 05 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-08 15:45
- Favorites: 1 [view]