Swan Lake - canon  20d w18-55mm

2005-03-02: Sorry it's yet another ominous looking black and white, I promise more colour when the sun comes out and energy returns.

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  • twb

    No need for apologies - this is lovely. It has a very toy camera feel and that's meant to be a compliment. :)

    2005-03-02

  • alfr3do

    Don't excuse yourself! Black and white is oh so fine. I like the contrast here.

    2005-03-02

  • Walker

    I've taken some similar (in subject matter) shots recently, but with my Holga. Don't you love how water can look in black and white?

    2005-03-02

  • jonne

    The short DOF looks great. Nice composition too.

    2005-03-02

  • Justin

    don't be sorry. red filter?

    2005-03-02

  • miles

    When converting this to b+w I removed the red channel altogether ( channel mixer settings were something like R:170 G:130 B:-200) and added a bit of lens blur to get more of a toy camera look :)

    2005-03-02

  • henning

    That bent horizon adds to a slightly bizarre feel. Nice.

    2005-03-02

  • Beth

    That's fabulous!!

    2005-03-02

  • frisky

    niiiice! love it love it love it! i love your b&ws so keep em coming mate!

    2005-03-02

  • 'Pong

    Excellent cpmosition amd DOF. Black & white is a good choice too.

    2005-03-02

  • naomi-sarah

    If you put this shot on ebay I'm sure it would be a big seller!!!

    2005-03-02

  • Gabriel

    what is thinking? ;)

    2005-03-02

  • buggy

    I love black and white. There's no other for hanging on the wall, which by the way, this one could...

    2005-03-02

  • miles

    Thanks all. Gabriel, I'm pretty sure he was thinking, "why isn't he giving me food like that other guy?"

    2005-03-02

  • Susan B.

    Love the blurry sky against the crisp lake. It makes the shot seem more striking and surreal. Well done.

    2005-03-03

  • Angela

    Sometimes I like black and white more than color, this shot is beautiful, no need for apologies. And thanks for your nice comment, Miles!

    2005-03-03

  • miklos

    Miles: I don't mind this at all :) I like the selective focus as well.. I know how you feel.. i've been in Toronto for the past 3 days and I haven't shot any decent shots like I was planning.. it's just too damn cold to walk around!

    2005-03-03

  • flygirl

    Why apologizing for a lovely shot like that? This shot shows how life is right now - and in a perfect way...

    2005-03-03

  • Andy (SensorChip)

    Great shot Miles. You're black and whites are always stunning. Come to think of it, so are your colour ones.

    2005-03-03

  • Zishaan

    Miles, I dont have to say thats a great shot. But if you want me to ... I dont mind saying that :)

    2005-03-03

  • luke

    the blur makes it man, shot

    2005-03-03

  • djn1

    Very cool shot.

    2005-03-03

  • Smallest Photo

    That's a fantastic shot. I sympathize with the "no color" issue. It's just too gray these days :P

    2005-03-03

  • Sakana

    Great framing, with this large space of water. It's wonderful. Congrats

    S.

    2005-03-03

  • Jasper

    Very cool shot! Bizarre dof in this one.

    2005-03-03

  • Leigh

    Love your B&Ws! this one is awesome!

    2005-03-03

  • zerosun

    great shot miles. great focus and strong greyscale values. very nice.

    2005-03-03

  • chiaroscuro

    Wow, fantastic! I love how the swan stands out against the dark background. This is a wonderfully elegant and dramatic photo.

    2005-03-03

  • Smoove D

    Great composition and framing.

    2005-03-03

  • darragh

    wonderful image Miles

    2005-03-05

  • Massimo

    The white swan really looks good on the dark water. Suspended between the two darkness of the black water and hanging storm

    2005-03-06

  • Pat

    I feel so peaceful.

    2005-03-06

  • marc

    who said ominous was a bad thing? I like the clouds brooding on the horizon, they look good OOF.

    2005-03-11