Be calmed

… by the motion of water, not seen in an instant, but rather a much longer time and compressed so that minor fluctuations are smoothed over. It is the long-term view.

Liquids are the topic of the photography challenge for this week, which is lucky for me, as it means I can continue working through the images I took on the shores of Lake Maggiore some weeks ago. On my first morning out I was a bit tardy and didn’t manage to have my camera set up before the sun had well and truly risen. By the time I had taken this shot the colours had mostly disappeared from the morning sky, so making it a perfect candidate for monochrome conversion. My original intention was to go with a high key presentation, with water and sky fading to almost white and have the shore, boats and mountains etched onto this surface. In the end I went with something much darker and placed the emphasis on the mid-greys. What do you think of the end result?


Some other liquid-y goodness from this week:
Repetitive precipitation by Travel with Intent
WPC My favourite liquid by Light Words
Será divertido by Célebes 3.0
Reflection by Mind Seesaw
Water by Half a Photograph


Flüssigkeiten sind das Thema für die Fotografie Herausforderung für diese Woche, was für mich eine echte Freude ist, weil es heißt, dass ich weiterhin Bilder vom Sonnenaufgang über Lake Maggiore posten kann. Am ersten Morgen in Locarno stand ich etwas zu spät auf und als ich schließlich meine Kamera auf dem Stativ befestigt hatte, hing die Sonne schon weit über die Berge. Als ich diesen Aufnahme gemacht habe, waren die morgenliche Farben mehr oder weniger verschwunden und schon beim Fotografieren entschiede ich mich für eine Schwarz-Weiss Umwandlung des Bildes. Vorausgesehen war eine ‘High Key’ Darstellung mit sehr hellem Wasser und Himmel, darauf das Ufer, die Boote und die Berge sehr Kontrastreich und Schwarz gezeichnet. Am Ende entschiede ich mich für eine viel dunklere und mittel-grau reiche Umwandlung. Wie findet ihr das Ergebnis?



11 thoughts on “Be calmed

    1. Thank you for the lovely words, Carol!
      It was indeed a hot and dry spell down in Ticino and the cool of sunrise was a welcome change to the heat of the afternoon sun.


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