More streaming clouds

In the last batch of “streaming cloud” images the everyone seemed to prefer the B&W versions to the color versions and I tend to agree.  I have found since most of these images are taken mid-day, unless there is a strong color foreground element, the B&W’s work better.

On Sunday we more great clouds, so after kayaking for 4 hours in the morning, I went back out with my camera, a wide angle lens and my 15 stop neutral density filter and made a few more images.

This time when I converted them I found in this first image, the color image evoked a more calming and soothing feeling then the B&W conversion, which is more ominous. What do you think?

Here are those images and several others. I am showing both the color versions and the B&W’s so you can think about how this may apply to your own images.

4010-180429-_DWA3661b-Edit.jpg#1. 6 minutes; f/20; ISO 100; 15mm; 15 stop neutral density filter

 

4010-180429-_DWA3661-Edit-Edit.jpg#1. 6 minutes; f/20; ISO 100; 15mm; 15 stop neutral density filter

 

4010-180429-_DWA3660-Edit.jpg#2. 6 minutes; f/20; ISO 100; 15mm; 15 stop neutral density filter

 

4010-180429-_DWA3660-Edit-Edit.jpg#2. 6 minutes; f/20; ISO 100; 15mm; 15 stop neutral density filter

 

4010-180429-_DWA3658-Edit.jpg#3. 4 minutes; f/18; ISO 100; 15mm; 15 stop neutral density filter

 

4010-180429-_DWA3658-Edit-Edit.jpg#3. 4 minutes; f/18; ISO 100; 15mm; 15 stop neutral density filter

 

4010-180429-_DWA3655-Edit.jpg#4. 4 minutes; f/16; ISO 100; 15mm; 15 stop neutral density filter

 

4010-180429-_DWA3655-Edit-Edit.jpg#4. 4 minutes; f/16; ISO 100; 15mm; 15 stop neutral density filter

 

All Black and White conversions done with Topaz BW Effects 2

If you are interested in learning and practicing creating long exposures with neutral density filters join me at either:

Expanding Your Creativity; Monterey Bay Peninsula, CA 5/21 - 5/25

Or

Expanding Your Creativity at Mono Lake - 10/ 8- 10/12 Workshop

 

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