David Henderson  

Stairs Down by David Henderson

May 2020 - Stairs Down

May 2020 - David Henderson


About the Image(s)

The image was taken at Port Macquarie, which is in the Mid North Coast of
New South Wales Australia. I was using a Canon 5Div on a 17-40 lens and
edited the image with Photoshop firstly then finished it off with Nik Silver
Pro software.
Settings - ISO 200, F11, 1/200sec, at 17mm

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10 comments posted

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
A beautiful motive and a successful conversion to B&W. I like the stairs making a leading line into the picture. It is a matter of taste, but to me it is a bit too contrasty except for the waves.   Posted: 05/05/2020 03:39:34
David Henderson   David Henderson
Thanks Arne you have pick this up on serval images That I have submitted and each time you were correct, I will to have look more closer when editing.   Posted: 05/06/2020 02:40:18

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Beautiful! I really enjoy this image.
Perfect fit in living room or bed room of beach house.
I like the the depth of the image, starting with leading line of stairs, continue to the edge of the hills, arriving at the clouds action.
You reduced the contrast of light vs. shade compared with the original. Is it intentional?
  Posted: 05/09/2020 04:12:41
David Henderson   David Henderson
Haru thanks for the comments and no I did not intentionally reduce the light contrast   Posted: 05/09/2020 04:38:13
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Understood, David. Thank you.
  Posted: 05/10/2020 08:11:10

Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Very good landscape shot. Like the Landscape architecture and composition very much.
In order to make a photo pop out from general photos, I want to try it like this.   Posted: 05/16/2020 20:59:06
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David Henderson   David Henderson
Thanks Ying for your suggestions, but to get a light as you have it we would need a different cloud formation.   Posted: 05/17/2020 00:31:13

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Clouds, rocks, sea and stairs are in a harmony and the gray tones have definitely added peaceful mystery. Arne is right that you could reduce contrast a bit. Beautiful land & seascape and -frankly speaking- I dreamed long exposure shots in daylight. Well-done David.   Posted: 05/17/2020 04:21:07

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
This is a terrific seascape composition and, I think, the monochrome version is the better of the two. I agree with Arne's observation of the contrast.   Posted: 05/18/2020 12:30:31

Angela Chan   Angela Chan
Very nice monochrome image .
I like David's version because it still give me the feeling of a nice day. ( I like to look at the bright sides of thing even in monochrome )
Great leading line and composition.
In the colored version I noticed the waves right away because it is the lightest value but in the monotone version I see the land first that give me the impression of serenity.
  Posted: 05/23/2020 13:43:27