White out

I think I am addicted to colour. When I browse through my portfolio it stands out. All of my images have bright colours.

Many years ago I used to roll my own film and make black and white images in my home-made darkroom. They had to be extremely dark always including areas of total blackness. I thought I would keep that black and white vision but now when I try to convert images to black and white I am never happy with them. Maybe I just need more practice.

When I visited Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, the conditions were not ideal. Every morning fog and rain and then rain and more fog. When I looked outside it was a white out. I tried to wait for it to clear so I could capture the fishing village in sweet light, but finally I decided to make an attempt at creating an image that conveyed the utter whiteness and the mystery and silence that always accompanies fog. I am out of my comfort zone with an image with no colour and no black.

Indian Cove, Nova Scotia
I made this image from my campsite at Indian Cove, just one cove over from Peggy’s Cove. Please click to view larger.

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6 Responses to “White out”

  1. Edith Levy says:

    Actually I think you did a terrific job Anne. I really like this this. There’s a bleakness (in a good way) and mystery to this image.
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  2. I really like what you’ve done here Anne. It has a nice historic/platinum/sepia look. It’s always a good idea to see what you can come up with when the light isn’t what you’ve hoped for. Good work.
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  3. Kris Koeller says:

    I like the color choices here. They can totally salvage some otherwise tricky lighting conditions. Well done!
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  4. Anne McKinnell says:

    Thank you very much Alan, I appreciate your feedback on it since this is not my usual kind of image. But it just feels wrong to stay inside when the light doesn’t cooperate.

  5. Anne McKinnell says:

    Thank you so much Edith, that is what I was hoping for.

  6. Anne McKinnell says:

    Thanks Kris. The Topaz B&W Effects has some interesting settings, I haven’t explored all of them yet.

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