Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Under the Causeway

Day 10 in black and white.  Technically this is the Yolo Bypass of the Sacramento River, but in the summer months it's really just a little pond under the causeway.  I decided to try a photo here as I passed overhead on my way home from Sacramento.  In addition to the echo of all the traffic, I could here a lot of different birds under here, but this egret was the only one I saw.  I followed him from one column to another as he hunted.  I'm sure he probably helps the photo, but the thing I most notice is the dark arrow shape he's standing in.  I mentioned in a previous post that I have several options in converting an image to black and white.  This time I picked urban landscape, because it made that arrow shape the darkest.  The shape is mainly coming from the reflection of the rusty brown underside of the bridge.  I think urban landscape must give the most contrast to red tones.  And the lighting count so far:  back lighting 8, side lighting 2

1 comment:

Debs said...

I love your black and white photos. Well done on your challenge so far. :)