This is one of my favorite Photographs, and I thought I would see what it looks like
re worked in Black & White.
I wanted to get a moodier picture and maybe a bit more dramatic.
I used Silver FX pro to process and add the grainy effect.
I wanted a pin Hole effect, darkening the edges,
drawing the eye straight down the Jetty then up in to the clouds.
Your Thoughts ?
61 thoughts on “Jetty Re-worked”
Beautiful in black and white
Mike I think it looks great in B&W. That NIK software does wonders. I like the color version as well. What would it look like after you played on it with NIK?
Yes it has changed the way work I will have to try in the other Nik programs ! Thanks for your great comment Allen
it looks great in B&W, more powerful this way. Great photo.
Thanks for that much appreciated
and you succeeded
That is so great for you to say so
just the truth
My thought Mike is this is about as good as it gets. What a view and I believe you reached your goal…amazing!!!
Thanks so much John for your very kind words,Its very encouraging to have such a great comment, I appreciate it a lot
I have noticed one of your shots Mike…can you please tell me, how can one introduce a trace of color (red), to a B&W composition?? I would be grateful if you could give me a clue. Thanks.
all depends on what software you are using to Post process your images. I always find some great tutorials on you tube that can be followed along to. and you can find the tutorial for the software you are using.
this one is for Photoshop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq0SLG7FEUc
This is one for Lightroom
There are so many more
Hope you can find the right one for you
Thanks very much Mike! I appreciate you friend!
It’s great to make so many friends here
I am glad I could help
It’s already a great shot in color, and the black and white is spectacular! The mood is indeed dark and intriguing at the same time. I love it!
Thank You (Wow)
Your comment is very much appreciated
You are welcome! You did a great job
Beautiful in black and white; very dramatic! But then one gets more detail in the color version; I was able to spot a seagull. I think they are both beautiful in their own different ways. It may depend on the message you are trying to convey with the photo? Thank you for posting both versions; very interesting!
Its amazing how a photograph can be portrayed so many different ways as you say depending on the message the photographer is trying to send.
Thanks for such a great comment
I like it both ways. In b&w, it’s indeed moody, invoking almost ominous tones. The color version is lovely and wistful, like a childhood memory. Clearly, the gift is the strong composition. In the b&w version, the light and shadows does lead the eye down the pier.
its great to get the feedback especially from the amazing talents such as your self here on WordPress. and from what you have observed I achieved what i was trying to do.
Thanks so much
In colour, it gives off a peaceful and surreal vibe. In B&W, it is alluring and mysterious, daring one to proceed down the pier. Love both of them. 🙂
I love what you said here describing Both Photographs thanks you so much fro such a great observation.
Hard to select for they both work, but if I must choose…perhaps the color one, though I am a huge fan of blk and white
I have leaned towards Black and White the last few months, May just be a phase !!
Thanks for your great comment
You know I love this photo….it is my favorite of yours. It will forever hold a poetic place in my heart now. I have stared at both and love them equally. Your talent is unmatched in my mind, Mike. Have a great weekend!!
Thanks so much Skye
I was a little worried that I may ruin it for you. So thank you for seeing them both Equally
lol…you could not ruin it for me. I loved writing the poem to it. It still is one of my favorites. I will always be grateful to you for allowing me the honor. 🙂
and Skye if you see another Photograph you wish to use. You have my total permission to do so.
Thank You again 🙂
Thank you!!!!! I am quite sure I will find one!! 🙂
Wonderful stuff Mike 😀
Thank you so much
I love it in B&W! Nice job!
Thank you Laura
Much appreciated 🙂
you are so welcome
Mike I have to agree with Bill Jones, Jr. Your gift is your composition. Your color work is beautiful, but your black and white is simply stunning! Great work my friend. Jay
Thanks so much Jay I guess it’s true what they say composition is everything, appreciate your great comment
LOVE the b&w version.
Smashing shot, and I’m especially drawn to the light rays from the LCD lamps; stretching down and illuminating the boardwalk.
Thanks so much
Fantastic Mike! 🙂
Stunning in black and white. It really changes the dimensions of the picture and draws your eyes in.
You are the Best 🙂
Illuminating the pier that is leading to an unknown horizon, one light pointing to a passing ship, one gull (?) flying into the light, leavng darkness behind, one gull in the light. All competing with the light shining within the clouds and on the horizon. We could find all sorts of symbolic messages in this photo if we wanted. What more could you possibly do? I think it’s awesome.
that is such an fantasic descripton and comment
I Love the way you have comment on all the aspects of this Photograph it brings it to life
Thank you so much.
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I really like the B&W version of this image. Your treatment made it much more powerful and dramatic
Thank You Robin
Fabulous photo, and thanks for liking my photo essay “Korora Sunrise”. I am now following you.
You have a fantastic blog
By far, much better.
Prefer the B&W. Moodier. Challenging.
B&W wins, no contest. So much more emotion and mood.
You’re a great photographer!