Mist lifting, Herons Green 3
Low angle sunlight, and a Coot, on the waters of Herons Green Bay, Chew Valley Lake; 6 Apr 2015.

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D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Film Noir 1 preset and partially restoring colour.


    • Glad you like it, Paula. The colours are created by reintroducing them into the mono image, hence “Mono + Colour”. As is often the case with these reintroductions of colour, the colours are not 100% true, but to my mind that serves only to make the viewer look twice, ie to make the images more interesting. This colour reintroduction does not reach to the top right of the frame, the water there is nearing pure mono, again to (hopefully!) add interest to the image. Adrian


    • That’s good to hear, Laura, thanks! Its a compositional risk, I suppose, having the bird heading straight out of the frame, because there’s the danger that the viewer’s eye will follow it. But here, as you say, the textures and colours of the water are the thing, so the eye is “pulled back into the frame” by them. Adrian

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