Ochre Block

Here are the full colour, focal black and white and full monochrome versions of another image from last week’s trip to Ogden Point Breakwater. You can find out more about the breakwater in my first post of this series.

This is on the first corner of the breakwater looking south at the Brotchie Ledge navigational mark. I set this shot up to capture the ochre coloured block – I am not sure if the colour is natural (there were one or two others this colour) or if it is iron staining or something similar. Anyway, I tried different treatments of the photo. This time I prefer the focal black and white that emphasises the coloured block.

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Canon EOS 5Dmkii, Canon 50/1.4 lense, ISO100; f16, 20 seconds. Cameron Fader ND filter, set at about 7 f-stops of density.

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16 thoughts on “Ochre Block

  1. I’m with you. I like the top image the best. The minimal color enhances it, and the fact that color is warm contrasts nicely with the cool grays in the rest of the image. I also like the mix of the rock with the steel. All in all, it’s a “cold” image but that’s part of its strength.

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    • Hey, thanks Ryan. Its definitely one of my favourites. I only have a couple more that am thinking of showing. But not right away. I have something completely different and rather bizarre for tomorrow.

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  2. Nice shot, Ehpem. I like the deeper toned sky in the B&W version, it would be nice to see that same sky in the full color one with all those great color gradations. I always like to see variations of the processing of a single image.

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    • Hi Lynn – well, I tried, but I could not get it to work in the colour without throwing a lot of other things off. I need to know how to use software that allow you to mask areas off and then adjust them. When I have some time, I will try to learn it.

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      • Oh yes, masks are really helpful for that sort of thing. I use Photoshop, which makes it pretty easy to do. Regardless, all the shots are wonderfully textured and interesting – you’ve got such a great eye!

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      • I have to learn some of this software. I use corel photopaint for years (at a basic level) but have some sense of how it works. But I don’t own it, not even sure if they are still in business.

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  3. I love the second photo because of the gorgeous light in the upper-right hand corner, something that is not as intense in the first or third photos. And I love the lighthouse way off in the distance, really lovely!

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    • Hi Lisa – welcome to my blog, I am glad you came by, and commented 🙂 I don’t know how to use sophisticated software, so I find it tricky sometimes to get the balance right across different parts of the image. That light I decided was too blown out, but I see what you mean about it.

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