Whitefish Point Light (Monochrome), Whitefish Point, near Paradise, Michigan

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Thanks, Kevin Childress, for pushing me over the edge to try doing more monochrome.

One of the reasons I think this works OK is that it started as a decent color image. The sky is not as dark as I wished, but I ran into texture problems going darker. Other than that, I'm satisfied.

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Comments (2)

flyingdutchman on October 30, 2013

Nice in B&W.


The sky can be darkened by adding some shadow.

Kind regards,


© Tom Cooper on October 30, 2013

Thanks for your comment, flyingdutchman. I worked with layers to try to darken the sky, and got more noise as a result, along with some posterization (my current camera doesn't do RAW, only JPG). I hadn't tried using the highlight/shadow controls, though. I doubt I'll go back and rework this image, but I will try to keep your advice in mind.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 19, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by © Tom Cooper
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S2000HD
    • Taken on 2012/07/31 16:17:02
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash