On a previous post, “Land abstractions in color” I wrote about how I sometimes try to produce abstractions in color. In this post I show a few examples of abstractions in monochrome.
I have been going to Point Reyes National Seashore for many years, both for photography and hiking, and I have one previous blog post on it. There are several options of trails inland and along the coast, with sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean and plenty of wildlife year-round. What I really like about Point Reyes when it comes to black and white photography, is the foggy, gloomy landscape in the mornings, particularly in the summer. The resulting photographs in these conditions are often low contrast and can be made into mysterious landscapes.
Abstractions are not limited to landscape, you can give your wildlife or botanical photographs a dreamy, mysterious, delicate or dramatic look to make them more personal.
Sometimes I feel weird talking about photography or digital art on my blog. I am an unknown photographer, a nobody in the arts. A “lady with a camera”. Not sure if I have anything to add. But I didn’t think about this when I started this blog. I didn’t think about my lack of credentials or qualifications. And now I’m here.
Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA;
Equipment: Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200 mm F2.8G, tripod;
Photography tips: I took the featured photo handheld, the landscape photograph on a tripod. This type of photos require a partly cloudy day with diffused light. The photo of the sea lion was taken with a lee blue filter and in post-processing I overexposed it a bit and smoothed out the corners using Photoshop’s gaussian blur filter. The landscape photograph was modified in post also with the gaussian blur filter and the dodge and burn tools.