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.
I made this image from my campsite at Indian Cove, just one cove over from Peggy’s Cove. Please click to view larger.
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.
Alan Majchrowicz says
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.
Kris Koeller says
I like the color choices here. They can totally salvage some otherwise tricky lighting conditions. Well done!
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.