Lorna Zaback  

Cannon Beach Oregon by Lorna Zaback

September 2020 - Cannon Beach Oregon

September 2020 - Lorna Zaback


About the Image(s)

I shot this scene a few years ago while traveling along the Oregon coast. I like the colour version but the monochrome I think has elements that stand out more, for example, the texture in the sand (kind of reflected in the clouds). The stream of water meandering towards the shoreline also appears more dominant to me in the BW. The monochrome seems less a vacation shot and feels more moody than the colour.

ISO 200 1/60 sec at f/13. Focal length 20 mm. Converted to BW in Lightroom with slightly increased texture and contrast.

3 comments posted

David Price   David Price
I like both the colour and mono versions but overall I prefer the colour. I do like the textures in the sand and the lady is in the perfect position. Are these Cirrus clouds? They make the picture.

I think you have 2 pictures here the portrait format you have presented and a landscape format shown below. I wouldn't say the landscape is better than the portrait. It's just a different version.   Posted: 09/06/2020 08:33:37
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Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
You have nice leading lines and textures in this image. I think the textures show up better in the monochrome version, but I love the soft shades in the color one, too. This is a nice capture either way. My only suggestion is to crop down halfway in the sky. I think it makes a stronger composition and the focus stays on the shore. The figure is nicely placed.   Posted: 09/07/2020 12:26:43

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
So many possibilities on an excellent capture. Here is another viewpoint. I like the portrait version for the reason the person is a little too far to the left to make it a landscape view. Im just a dark sky guy, can't help it. Adjustments made in Luminar 4.   Posted: 09/10/2020 14:08:15
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