Haru Nagasaki  

Light and shadow in the forest by Haru Nagasaki

January 2022 - Light and shadow in the forest

January 2022 - Haru Nagasaki


About the Image(s)

This was taken at the same spot and same composition presented last month. Only the difference is the time - it is taken 3-4 hours later.
It was foggy morning but as I was waiting for a couple of hours, the cloud breaks and beautiful sun light hit the trees. It changed the world dramatically.
Original was intended to capture the reflection but I cropped the reflection and change the theme in conversion to BW “ A new theme now is “light and shadow”
Conversion of BW reinforce the theme, I think.
Equipment: Nikon D850 @70mm ISO64 f11 1/8sec. PL filter, Tripod

10 comments posted

Don Hill   Don Hill
Hey Haru, My first love in photography is Black and White. Your image is really nice. I think in this case I prefer the color original. I cropped some of the top and bottom that some would say is distracting. The reflection works more in the color than the black and white (my opinion), so I left it in. If this image was one I made, it would be the screen image on my desktop computer.   Posted: 01/03/2022 10:29:54
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Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you for your comments, Don.   Posted: 01/15/2022 18:42:31

Dick Knudson   Dick Knudson
What a huge difference in how I reacted to the color and monochrome. I first looked at the color version, which is so intense that I had to roll my chair back in order to handle seeing it. I am sure that the exaggerated colors gave you some interesting differentials in your BW conversion. On the other hand, my emotional and physical reaction to the BW was to draw face within inches of my screen, as I wanted to be absorbed into the scene. The luminosity and gentle contrast that you introduced into the scene draw me and hold me. The reflections now play a supporting role, providing a gentle foundation for the lighted forest. I will enjoy looking at this for a long time.
  Posted: 01/03/2022 12:52:15
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you for your kind comments, Dick. Appreciate it.   Posted: 01/15/2022 18:44:05

Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
If I hadn't seen the colour version I would happily have looked at the mono version all day - now I want to look at them both. In the mono I love the light on the trees and the crop really draws you in to the image. The light and shade is superb. Thank you for sharing   Posted: 01/03/2022 15:15:53
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you for your comments, Trevor.   Posted: 01/15/2022 18:44:40

Tracy Szela   Tracy Szela
Both images (color and B&W) are very nicely done. I like the way you edited the B&W to accentuate the trees. It's always fun to see multiple images from the same location and how many options you can have for compositions and light!   Posted: 01/03/2022 16:43:18
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you for your comments, Tracy.
  Posted: 01/15/2022 18:45:06

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
It pays off to wait for the right moment. The B&W version displays a drama that the colour version is not even close to. The scene is very well captured and the eyes are drawn into the point of interest, the trees in the middle of the image. If I shall give an advice for improvement, it would be to crop a bit from the right side and darken the area above the the middle trees and the upper left corner which would add attention to the main object.   Posted: 01/09/2022 02:29:44
Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you for your comments and suggestions.
I will try those in the final edit.   Posted: 01/15/2022 18:46:42


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