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Black & white sunrise ?
Posted By: simonkit, 12-21-2007, 03:09 PM

This is a rework of a sunrise shot I captured last week, just messing around with it really & thought the B&W version sort of worked ?


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12-21-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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sort of worked??? man, u nailed it! i think it looks awesome!! dont be afraid to convert sunset/beach shots to black and white.. most people whinge at the sight of a black and white sunsets .. blah blah,,, 'you should show the colours in the clouds blah blah'.. but i personally think,, the simplicity of the black and white, compliments to the simplicity of mother nature.. sunsets at beaches are about as close to god (what i beleive) ,as you can get before you pass over to the other side,.. and shots like this are amazing in my oppinion. thats why i surf everyday,,, the ocean is what links everyone up,around the world...
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I think this is a great conversion. You have transformed a sunrise into a gorgeous B&W giving it new life ! Very archaic look i like it !
12-21-2007, 05:59 PM   #4

I can only echo what Dave and Dis Vis have already said... This is a wonderful B&W sunrise. Nice shot and conversion... I like it.


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Having seen the original in color, I can't go back on it. Although the B&W is great, its kinda like that first impression thing.
12-21-2007, 07:15 PM   #6
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I have NOT seen the original. This shot is excellent work!
12-21-2007, 09:44 PM   #7
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The shot is beautiful! I love black and white!


12-21-2007, 10:57 PM   #8
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Superb composition and conversion. The repetition of the B&W motiff makes looking at this pic like eating a coconut pie- super rich, demanding bite after bite, until not even a crumb remains.

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great job converting. I like the outcome here
12-22-2007, 06:49 AM   #10
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"Sort of worked" displays a most astounding capacity for understatement.

I hope you don't mind that I took the liberty of setting it as my desktop wallpaper.
12-22-2007, 07:45 AM   #11
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It almost feels cinematic just looking at it, great capture and the toning really works for this image.
12-23-2007, 07:13 AM   #12
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Beautiful picture. Hope that you made a big, toned print of it.
12-23-2007, 09:33 AM   #13
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I think the B&W sets a different mood of some of the coldness of a winter shore scene. In addition, since the clouds and foregraound are interesting this shot is great. I like the color alot as well.
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Well, you can't tell it is a sunrise, but it is a really nice pic.
12-23-2007, 04:11 PM   #15
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I like how the the majority of the landscape was captured in the photo.

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