ARCHIVE 210 – NEBULOUS TONES (MONO)
January 20, 2016 13 Comments
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D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 70mm; 800 ISO; conversion to mono in Silver Efex Pro 2, using the Film Noir 3 preset as a starting point.
UPDATE: a favourite photo of mine, for two reasons. First, it is a purely natural spectacle – banks of water vapour drift slowly through the night skies, one moment revealing our moon, the next obscuring it. Very much a peaceful, calming scene, and it was quiet too, save for the wind’s low sighs.
And second, for me it works purely as an image, regardless of what it portrays. The brighter clouds towards lower right balance the moon’s brightness across a diagonal in the frame, while the space between these two luminaries is a slowly drifting mass of soft, nebulous (in all senses!) tones. And dense darkness closes in from all sides: we are looking through a small, lit window in night’s massive – but not uncomforting – cloak.