Beach Hut (B&W) 2013 Canon EOS 5D Mark II 47mm f14 1/10 ISO 100
Beach Hut (Colour) 2013 Canon EOS 5D Mark II 47mm f13 1/13 ISO 100
A lot of the processes that photographer’s use in the digital darkroom, I try to accomplish through the camera before I download them. These photos are a prime example. I used camera settings to achieve the Black and White photo, whilst most photographers convert during post processing. It’s simply because I’m not at all computer savvy when it comes to the digital darkroom. But because I learned with a film camera that informs my pre-photo technique. In this shot to get better definition of the gravel and the wood and the clouds in the black and white photo I used a high value neutral density filter. Which worked magnificently. But I was curious about how the neutral density filter shows in colour so I took a colour photo as well. As you can see this photo sort of has an almost ‘purple’ tinge to it that brings out the orange in the gravel and net, that would not be found in a shot without the filter. I always think it’s more fun to fiddle with the photo in the field rather than from my computer. What do you think? Let me know by liking, commenting and sharing!
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